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Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Lost Years by Mark Winegardner
  

Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Lost Years

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The Godfather’s final chapter relates that “The bloody victory of the Corleone family was not complete …” and so the Puzo’s estate decided it should be. This takes up Michael’s story from 1955-65, from Las Vegas to New York and is no doubt full of authentic detail but, interesting though it is, it lacks the spark of the master, but if you’re a devotee you should read it.

Comparison: Mario Puzo, James Ellroy, Lorenzo Carcaterra.
Similar this month: None but try William Landay.

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Mario Puzo's The Godfather: The Lost Years by Mark Winegardner

'The bloody victory of the Corleone Family was not complete,' begins the final chapter of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, 'until a year of delicate manoeuvring established Michael Corleone as the most powerful Family chief in the United States.'The Godfather: The Lost Years takes place in the years 1955-65, but it is built upon the story of that 'year of delicate political manoeuvring' - and how, in winning the battle of that year, Michael Corleone set the stage to lose the war: the war to make the Family legitimate, the war to keep the Corleones supremely in power, the war to stay true to his father's wishes, the war to give not just his Family but his family a safe and happy life.

The Godfather: The Lost Years is not just a sequel. A magnificent novel in its own right, by an acclaimed young American novelist, it traces: the nexus of ambitious, audacious decisions that Michael Corleone implements, their ultimate failure, and, after the Family's literal and figurative years in the wilderness (of Las Vegas), Michael's literal, physical return to New York, and his attempts to regain control there.


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Reviews

'The Godfather Returns is not only a real book by a real writer. It's also a real pleasure, a fine, swirling epic - bitter, touching, funny and true... Winegardner has not squandered his inheritance.' New York Times Book Review

'The measure of his success is quickly apparent...he brilliantly recreates the vivid, pungent prose style of Puzo's original.' Daily Express

About the Author

Mark Winegardner

Mark Winegardner was born and raised in Bryan, Ohio, near Exit 2, a town of 8,000 which supplies the world with its Dum-Dum suckers and Etch-a-Sketches. His parents owned an RV dealership there, and every summer he traveled with his family across the USA in various travel trailers and motorhomes. By the time he was 15, he had been in all 48 contiguous states. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Miami University and went on to receive a master of fine arts degree in fiction writing from George Mason University. He published his first book at age 26, while still in graduate school.

His books have been chosen as among the best of the year by the New York Times Book Review, Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, the New York Public Library, and USA Today. Several of his stories have been chosen as Distinguished Stories of the Year in The Best American Short Stories. He is the author of two acclaimed novels: The Veracruz Blues and Crooked River Burning.

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Publication date

29th September 2005

Author

Mark Winegardner

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
672 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099465478

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