The Family Corleone

The Family Corleone

Large Print - 2012
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For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important than his family's future. He worries most about his eldest son, who wants to follow in his father's footsteps and become a part of the family business. A prequel to The Godfather, The Family Corleone is an exhilarating and profound novel of tradition and violence, of loyalty and betrayal, and will appeal to the legions of fans who can never get enough of The Godfather, as well as introduce it to a whole new generation.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012
Edition: First large print ed
ISBN: 9781455513499
1455513490
Branch Call Number: LPF FAL NVD
Characteristics: 712 p. (large print) ; 24 cm

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Jul 10, 2013

A great book for any Godfather fan. This book covers about 2 years in Sonny's life, from age 17-19. You see how he comes into the family business and you get glimpses of the relationship with the other crhildren (Friedo, Michael, even Connie).
Very interestingly is the background story of how Tom Hagen comes into the family and a strong backstory on Luca Brasi.
Reading this made me want to re-watch the original Godfather as most of those characters are referenced (even Lucy Mancini, Connie's bridesmaid and the mother of Sonny's illegitimate son in film III)

akasq Dec 27, 2012

Good follow-up

mikeyppl Aug 23, 2012

I throughly enjoyed this book. You learn how Sonny becomes involved in the family business even though his father does everything to discourage it and you also learn how Luca Brasi became the feared figure he was in the Godfather.

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