The Sicilian

The Sicilian

A Novel

Book - 1984
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After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery. . . . The year is 1950. Michael Corleone is nearing the end of his exile in Sicily. The Godfather has commanded Michael to bring a young Sicilian bandit named Salvatore Guiliano back with him to America. But Guiliano is a man entwined in a bloody web of violence and vendettas. In Sicily, Guiliano is a modern day Robin Hood who has defied corruption--and defied the Cosa Nostra. Now, in the land of mist-shrouded mountains and ancient ruins, Michael Corleone's fate is entwined with the dangerous legend of Salvatore Guiliano: warrior, lover, and the ultimate Siciliano. From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Linden Press/Simon & Schuster, 1984
ISBN: 9780671435646
0671435647
Branch Call Number: PUZ
Characteristics: 410 p

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dirtbag1
Mar 30, 2018

If you took out the pages that describe how good looking and morally pure our hero Turi is, a 400+ page book would be about 175 pages long. Short on actual story, Puzo spends his time fawning over one particular character. The hard cover would make a good door stop.

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stewstealth
Jan 04, 2018

A far fetched character highlights this "mythic novel". The characterization is pretty weak as you are just told what they are like. Often times the author goes over the top with the character descriptions but then backs up just before the descriptions become farcical. Good people are handsome, evil people are not. This probably should have been a graphic novel. The narrative is descriptive and moves at a decent pace but there are no real internal conflicts with the characters. Read it if you like mythologies or are interested in the author's works.

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AdlerC
Feb 08, 2012

Just as great probably even better than The Godfather.

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mogie
Oct 21, 2011

Great book. Surprisingly quick read.

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