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Best Mario Puzo Books You Should Enjoy

Our list of some of the best Mario Puzo books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. The Godfather: 50th Anniversary Edition (2002)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should EnjoyWith its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather burned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.A #1 New York Times bestseller in 1969, Mario Puzo’s epic was turned into the incomparable film of the same name, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It is the original classic that has been often imitated, but never matched. A tale of family and society, law and order, obedience and rebellion, it reveals…
Author(s): Mario Puzo , Anthony Puzo, et al.

2. The Fortunate Pilgrim: A Novel (2004)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should EnjoyPuzo’s classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell’s Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to hold her family together in a strange land. At turns poignant, comic and violent, The Fortunate Pilgrim is Italian-American fiction at its very best.The book’s hero, Lucia Santa, is an incredibly captivating character and based on Puzo’s very own mother – he describes, “her wisdom, her ruthlessness, and her unconquerable love for her family and for life itself,…
Author(s): Mario Puzo

3. Fools Die: A Thriller (1979)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should EnjoyPlayed out in the underground worlds of high-stakes gambling, publishing, and the film industry, this epic thriller follows two brothers, Merlyn and Arite, as they delve into the dangerous underbelly of American life. From Las Vegas to New York to Hollywood, there is one thing that remains constant: organized crime and the law are simply two sides of the same coin… #113,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #9708 in Crime Thrillers (Books) #9998 in Literary Fiction (Books) #3445 in Contemporary Literature & Fiction Would you like to…
Author(s): Mario Puzo

4. The Last Don: A Novel (1997)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should EnjoyThe Last Don is Domenico Clericuzio, a wise and ruthless old man who is determined to see his heirs established in legitimate society but whose vision is threatened when secrets from the family’s past spark a vicious war between two blood cousins. The Last Don is a mesmerizing tale that takes us inside the equally corrupt worlds of the mob, the movie industry, and the casinos where beautiful actresses and ruthless hitmen are ruled by lust and violence, where sleazy producers and greedy studio heads are drunk on power, where crooked cops and desperate gamblers play dangerous games of betrayal, and where one man…
Author(s): Mario Puzo

5. Omerta: A Novel (2001)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should EnjoyTo Don Raymonde Aprile’s children he was a loyal family member, their father’s adopted “nephew.” To the FBI he was a man who would rather ride his horses than do Mob business. No one knew why Aprile, the last great American Don, had adopted Astorre Viola many years before in Sicily; no one suspected how he had carefully trained him . . . and how, while the Don’s children claimed respectable careers in America, Astorre Viola waited for his time to come.Now his time has arrived. The Don is dead, his murder one bloody act in a drama of ambition and deceit–from the deadly…
Author(s): Mario Puzo

6. The Family (2011)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should Enjoy“We are a family. And the loyalty of the family must come before everything and everyone else. For if we honor that commitment, we will never be vanquished—but if we falter in that loyalty, we will all be condemned.” The crowning achievement of a truly phenomenal career, Mario Puzo’s final novel is a remarkable epic of greed, treachery, sin, and power beyond mortal imagination. It is a journey to a different time and place—when the Church held the ultimate authority and ambition was cloaked in robes of the richest velvet. But most of all, it is the spellbinding story of a father and his children, bonded by blood,…
Author(s): Mario Puzo

7. The Dark Arena: A Novel (2001)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should EnjoyAfter coming home at the end of World War II, Walter Mosca finds himself too restless for his civilian role in America. So he returns to Germany to find the woman he had once loved–and to start some kind of life in a vanquished country. But ahead of Walter stretches a dark landscape of defeat and intrigue, as he succumbs to the corrupting influences of a malevolent time. Now he enters a different kind of war, one in which he must make a fateful decision–between love and ambition, passion and greed, life and death. . . . #445,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5402 in War Fiction (Books) #1946…
Author(s): Mario Puzo

8. The Godfather by Mario Puzo (1983-09-01) (1656)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should EnjoyMass Market Paperback Publisher: Signet (1983-09-01) (1656) ASIN: B019NDPLKS Shipping Weight: 1 pounds Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,933,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Mario Puzo

9. The Family Corleone (2013)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should EnjoyNew York, 1933: The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent end.For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important that his family’s future. While his youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in school, unaware of their father’s true occupation, and his adopted son Tom Hagen is a college student, he worries most about…
Author(s): Ed Falco

10. Six Graves to Munich (2010)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should Enjoyfrom the bestselling author of The Godfather. Michael Rogan was an intelligence officer behind enemy lines in World War II. But he made the mistake of falling in love, which gave him something to lose—or to be taken from him. Captured by the Nazis, Michael was treated as an experiment. A piece of meat. A subject upon which his captors committed atrocity upon atrocity. But not before they did the same to his wife—and unborn son. He’s lived with the horror of that experience for ten years. Now, Michael Rogan has returned to Europe to find the men who tortured him. And he’s going to make sure that they never have…
Author(s): Mario Puzo

11. Mario Puzo: An American Writer’s Quest (2019)

 Best Mario Puzo Books You Should EnjoyThe Los Angeles Times said it best: “Puzo [was] a man who . . . remained in the shadows throughout his long career as a novelist and screenwriter, only rarely speaking to the press.” That may not seem like such an oddity until one is reminded that during the mid-1970s The Godfather sold more copies per year than any other book except the Bible…Puzo was also a writer who struggled for decades before any success occurred; and only after age 50 was he an author whose success was so prodigious that it affected, tainted, defined, and pigeonholed the artist who, out of economic desperation and romantic…
Author(s): M J Moore

Best Mario Puzo Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some mario puzo books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Making of the Godfather

Author(s): Puzo, Mario
ID: 2086209, Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Year: 2013, Size: 547 Kb, Format: mobi

The Godfather

Author(s): Mario Puzo;Peter Bart;Robert Thompson
ID: 2720159, Publisher: Penguin Group;New American Library, Year: 2005, Size: 660 Kb, Format: mobi

The Fourth K

Author(s): Mario Puzo
ID: 439459, Publisher: Random House, Year: 1990, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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