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WaWaWeeWa
Member since Oct 2015
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The godfather
Anyone read the book? Would you recommend it and how does it compare to the movies?


thatguy1892
Alabama Fan
That place you wish you were.
Member since Aug 2011
4620 posts

re: The godfather
I like the book better than the movie. It goes deeper into some minor characters, and it’s also a lot more violet. There’s one part that is just straight fricked up that they could have never put into the movie.


geauxpurple
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New Orleans
Member since Jul 2014
2923 posts

re: The godfather
Yes I read it. I would definitely recommend it. It was a fantastic book. The movie was great but books are almost always better than the movie and this is no exception. Read it.


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prplhze2000
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Member since Jan 2007
40287 posts

re: The godfather
Never seen a book so centered around p***** and I’m being serious


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pvilleguru
USA Fan
Member since Jun 2009
42491 posts

re: The godfather
I've been thinking about reading it. I hate the movies, but this seems like something that would be better as a book.


prplhze2000
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40287 posts

re: The godfather
It’s good. Read several times


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John Gotti
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Member since Jul 2013
1276 posts

re: The godfather
Lebron James has...tweet him for insight.


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BCMCubs
Chicago Cubs Fan
Colorado
Member since Nov 2011
19023 posts

re: The godfather
Currently about to finish the book for the first time. Was surprised at how closely the movie followed the book.

Also, I enjoy that the book goes deeper into minor characters such as Nino, Lucy etc.

As someone who has seen the movie 20+ times, I am throughly enjoying the book as well


632627
Southern Cal Fan
LA
Member since Dec 2011
7725 posts

re: The godfather
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Currently about to finish the book for the first time. Was surprised at how closely the movie followed the book.



Read the book many years ago and it was fantastic; I liked the book better than the movie. I do remember the movie being very faithful to the book, and if I recall correctly, much of The Godfather pt2 storyline takes place in the book.


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StrongBackWeakMind
Member since May 2014
22650 posts

re: The godfather
It's a good book. Movie is better.


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Celery
Southern Fan
Cornball
Member since Nov 2010
7219 posts

re: The godfather
Movie is better. If I recall correctly, the movie was pretty true to the book.


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JawjaTigah
New Orleans Saints Fan
South of Tampa
Member since Sep 2003
17048 posts

re: The godfather
Great read.


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heatom2
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Nov 2010
10772 posts

re: The godfather
I love it, have read multiple times.

He does spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the cavernous vagina of Sonnys side piece. Made me think he might have had experience with that.


BCMCubs
Chicago Cubs Fan
Colorado
Member since Nov 2011
19023 posts

re: The godfather
I laughed at that too. Like went into enormous detail about ole girls vag


prplhze2000
LSU Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Jan 2007
40287 posts

re: The godfather
Was creepy


White Roach
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2009
6641 posts

re: The godfather
Lucy Mancini. But Santino knew how to work that thing.


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Kafka
USA Fan
I am the moral conscience of TD
Member since Jul 2007
94853 posts

re: The godfather
The movie is far superior to the book -- Coppola as director is a much more talented stylist than Puzo as prose writer. The novel reads like a very long magazine article: long on detail, short on character insight. The entire Lucy Mancini section should have been cut (it's in there b/c Puzo was trying to write a bestseller, and he was convinced a bestseller had to have a major female interest. Why didn't he write about Kay or Connie?).

Still, if you are a big time fan of the movie you should read the novel. You will be fascinated by the detail, and the book does make a bit clearer aspects of the film that some viewers have found a bit confusing (such as Michael's rationale for killing Sollozzo)


Muthsera
Florida Fan
Member since Jun 2017
1923 posts

re: The godfather
The vaj stuff is really overboard, but it's more than made up for by the extended scenes with the Don, particularly the one where he declares a truce after Santino's murder. It's a badass monologue and doubly cool to read knowing that every word is a lie since he does it while plotting everyone's murder with Michael.

I really liked the Hollywood scenes with Fontane trying to make his friend famous.


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Nutriaitch
LSU Fan
Montegut
Member since Apr 2008
1281 posts

re: The godfather
i would also recommend reading “The Family Corleone”.

it’s a prequel written many years later (by someone other than Puzo, but i forget who).
not as good as The Godfather, but still a good read


LSUMANINVA
LSU Fan
West Virginia
Member since Sep 2004
2223 posts

re: The godfather
Great book. In my top 25.


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