"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... show more
"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, devotion, and dark purpose, who would descend into hell to rise to challenge the heavens; a family whose name is forever emblazoned in the annals of infamy . . . Borgia!
Publish date: March 29th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
The Family is a fitting ending to a terrific writing career. Completed after his death, Puzo tells the story of the Borgias, what he considered to be the first Mafia family. It starts with the coronation of Rodrigo Borgia as Pope Alexander in 1492. Pope Alexander’s reign as Pope had little to do wit...
Clever, well researched and well written.I could not get enough.this is historical fiction at its best.If you enjoyed the sicilian and the godfather then you have to read the family
Now I want to read the second part, but there is no second part. Bummer. It gives you this feeling of a series, you know what I mean? That feeling that there is more behind that character, and that there are more plots and more betrayals and more of everything in this field, and that it could go on ...
Warto przeczytać, książka pełna zwrotów akcji, dobrego planowania, strategii, a w tym wszystkim miłość, zawiść, brud...