"This is a big, turbulent, highly entertaining novel with ingredients that should assure it a place on the best-seller lists: ample sex, a veritable orgy of bloodshed in many exotic forms, and several characters titillatingly reminiscent of real-life public figures. Yet is resemblance to the formula bestsellers of the Bernard Geis school ends with those ingredients. Mario Puzo is an extremely talented storyteller, and his tale moves at breakneck speed without ever losing its balance. More important, Puzo proves to be a genuine social historian. THE GODFATHER is fiction, but it is still a valid and fascinating portrait of American's most powerful subculture, the Mafia."Puzo, Mario is the author of 'Godfather', published 2002 under ISBN 9780451205766 and ISBN 0451205766.