Our list of some of the best Mario Puzo books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- The Godfather: 50th Anniversary Edition (2002)
- The Fortunate Pilgrim: A Novel (2004)
- Fools Die: A Thriller (1979)
- The Last Don: A Novel (1997)
- Omerta: A Novel (2001)
- The Family (2011)
- The Dark Arena: A Novel (2001)
- The Godfather by Mario Puzo (1983-09-01) (1656)
- The Family Corleone (2013)
- Six Graves to Munich (2010)
- Mario Puzo: An American Writer’s Quest (2019)
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With 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.
Puzo’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.
Fools Die: A Thriller (1979)
Played 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
The Last Don: A Novel (1997)
The 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.
Omerta: A Novel (2001)
To 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 Family (2011)
“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 vanquishedbut 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.
The Dark Arena: A Novel (2001)
After 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.
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The Family Corleone (2013)
New 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.
Six Graves to Munich (2010)
from 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.
Mario Puzo: An American Writer’s Quest (2019)
The Los Angeles Times said it best: “Puzo [was] a man who . . .
Best Mario Puzo Books You Should Enjoy
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The Making of the Godfather
Author(s): Puzo, Mario
ID: 2086209, Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Year: 2013, Size: 547 Kb, Format: mobi
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.