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The Godfather by Mario PuzoRead about the other books on Collins' list.
This is another book I reread every couple of years. Mario Puzo creates a tapestry of Mafia life that’s so rich and brilliant the characters jump off the page and become part of your life. Puzo’s writing is vibrant and timeless. The movie The Godfather is a classic; so is the book that it’s based on.
The Godfather also made Collins' 2008 five best list of literary guilty pleasures. George Pelecanos re-read it and was disappointed.