Sunday, July 24, 2011

Five books on family dynasties

At the Independent Will Dean compiled a brief reading list on family dynasties, including one novel:
The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Forget the John and Bobby K, America's most famous dynasty is the Corleones. Puzo's first bestseller covers the story from father Vito's decline to son Michael's rise. Extra family history comes from literary sequels such as The Sicilian, and the original screenplays of the Godfather movie sequels. Puzo co-wrote those with Francis Ford Coppola – whose own dynasty now reaches across Hollywood.
Read about the other books on the list.

The Godfather is one of Jackie Collins' six best books and five best literary guilty pleasures. It appears on Alice-Azania Jarvis's reading list on the Mafia.

--Marshal Zeringue