Monday, June 23, 2014

The ten worst dads in literature

One father in the Telegraph's collection of the ten worst dads in literature:
Vito Corleone in Mario Puzo’s The Godfather

Patriarch of the Corleone crime family and Mafia empire, Don Corleone ... is a family man through and through. His assertion that “a man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man" is sound parenting advice. Yet his mafia affinity with organised crime and corruption places his children in danger and results in two of their deaths.
Read about the other entries 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 and Will Dean's brief reading list on family dynasties.

Also see: the ten worst fathers in books.

--Marshal Zeringue