I read Fools Die for the first time when I was sixteen and it was chosen by me because of my desire to learn more about Mario Puzo’s work aside from The. Praise. “Convincing and fascinating Puzo is a skilled craftsman There is a Balzacian fascination in seeing the inside workings of the casinos.”—Wall Street . Puzo obviously wants to say Big Things about survival (fools die), art vs. money, love vs. sex, and (most successfully, as in Godfather) betrayal.

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This book explores all viewpoints and gets into some graphic detail. If you enjoyed The Godfather, I would say, absolutely, give this book a chance. And even this misnomer is misleading, it is not so much a chronicle as a saga. We open in Las Vegas where four strangers have become friends because of the gambling world.

Puzo established a name for himself as a writer of Mob stories on the strength of “The Godfather”, but in truth this man also scripted the first two “Superman” features. It’s free and yours to keep. Well, I was disappointed in the lack of action to say the least. I read this book with good hope of getting what I was promised in the author’s note but alas I was disappointed!

Honestly, I read the other reviews and didn’t really believe their claims of small print, almost not good enough to read. Fools Die is about gambling, film industry and publishing and corruption involved in them. Nov 16, Jim C rated it really liked it. How to write a great review. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The New York Times. Get to Know Us. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I flols acknowledge that this is a book that most mafio will either love or hate.


Fools Die by Mario Puzo

Merlyn and his brother, Artie, obey their own code of honor in the ferment of contemporary America, where law and organized crime are one and the same. Feb 01, Ebehi rated it really liked it. There was a lot of detail without much happening.

This isn’t my typical book but I was immediately engrossed by this novel. Quotes from Fools Die. Jul 31, Denise rated it liked it.

I love Fools Die and because of it I love Puzo even more. Puzo obviously wants to say Big Things about survival fools dieart vs. Views Read Edit View history. The main character is good-guy minor author Merlyn as a customer in a Vegas casino, with Cully playing second banana as a casino employee on the rise.

In California Merlyn falls in love with Janelle, a would-be actress. The story goes in several directions but manages to come back home in a solid fashion. It rambles on for over 5oo pages without going anywhere different, exciting or important. Lust, greed, gluttony, sloth, wrath, envy and pride all play a part in America’s Golden Triangle of Corruption. We’ll contact you shortly. I had to readjust to the fact that the was not just another thrilling fast-paced tale, this went deeper.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. This book is by no means a suspense thriller, but rather, an exploration into how those in pursuit of fame, fortune, and lucrative lifestyles cope with the challenges that this entails and how often these people end up bringing about their own demise.

magio The second half did become long winded and that is the reason I lowered my rating to four stars. We don’t see the glam side of Vegas but we get This is a book from the author best known for The Godfather.

I picked up this book after reading Mario Puzo’s Godfather, which I found good but not great. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!


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Books with ideas so big that there was never any due they would fit inside the book jacket. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. The writing is still so addicting though his female characters are always less believable than their male counterparts.

We foools know the title of his first novel. As a government clerk with five children, he was looking to write something that would appeal to the masses.

Paperbackpages. He has written better books so don’t waste your time on this. It opened my eyes to philosophy, a philosophy which, is thought out carefully, could lead to the type of happiness that Puzo shows as possible.

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Mailer had a few books like that incidently check out Puzo’s character Osano. This book was great, if you don’t read it, you are going to regret it when you son is talking about it in an english class in 20 years. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Even with its pauses in the narrative, it keeps the development of the plot in suspense; to finally give a characteristic mariio in his work, direct, concise and brutal. We don’t know the protagonist’s former name before doe legally changed it.

Puzo, along with other writers like Bruce Jay Friedman, worked for the company line of men’s magazines, pulp titles like Male, True Action, and Swank.

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