I read Fools Die for the first time when I was sixteen and it was chosen by me because of my desire to learn more about Mario Puzo’s work aside from The. Praise. “Convincing and fascinating Puzo is a skilled craftsman There is a Balzacian fascination in seeing the inside workings of the casinos.”—Wall Street . Puzo obviously wants to say Big Things about survival (fools die), art vs. money, love vs. sex, and (most successfully, as in Godfather) betrayal.

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Perhaps I went into it expecting a bit more blood and guts; a bit more action and violence.

The book had lost focus and it kept dragging on and on. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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I didn’t feel Puzo connected with any of mwrio characters. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The author does a fantastic job of setting the mood. And even this misnomer is misleading, it is not so much a chronicle as a saga. It really is awful and I hate to bring down rating of the book because of the print. The story goes in several directions but manages to come back home in a solid fashion.

But throughout the book, the author makes you think the story is about these four friends, in end it turns out to be astory of all about Vegas and it’s pretty outer facade which hides the real story behind the curtains. Never mind physically but betray her in his mind, in the v.


Puzo wrote the first draft of the script for the disaster film Earthquake, which he was unable to tools working on due to foosl commitment to The Godfather Part II. There’s the kitchen-sink portrait of famous writer Osano, who’s a brawling, wenching, dying composite of Mailer and a half-dozen others, mouthing such Hemingwayisms as “Cunt is the only thing worth living for.

Please try again later. I read several reviews of this book claiming that it was a departure from Puzo’s normal style, and that it was unlike his masterpeice, The Godfather. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: View all 6 comments.

However, for all its merits as a deeply touching yet unsentimental tale, there were moments when my mind wandered while my eyes kept moving, just so that I could get to the next page. Mario Puzo at his Best! Due to his poor eyesight, the military did not let him undertake combat duties but made him a public relations officer statione Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York.

One of the good points about this It makes you deliriously happy and you just can’t leave it alone.

Fools Die by Mario Puzo

It isn’t exactly a love story. It tells about different viewpoints of relationships and different kinds of relationships. Some scenes felt like they were coming right out of a movie the gambling ones in particular and I quickly became attached to the characters, with their believable background stories, their flaws and their motivations. We didn’t know the title of his first novel. When you see a Puzo you expect a down and dirty tale of men’s vices, violence and deeds done in the dark, especially those of the Mafia This book is like a different Puzo.

The Richard Donner Cut I picked up this book after reading Mario Puzo’s Godfather, which I found good but not great.

Perhaps this novel would have been better without expectaions, but I don’t think so. Aug 07, Michelle rated it really liked it. This book was great, if you don’t read it, you are going to regret it when you son is talking about it in an english class in 20 years. That’s probably puzp it ended up in my bookshelf, from hers.


From there it pzuo back and forth between third-person narrative about Cully and first-person diary-style of Merlyn. Fools Die was the first of his books that I read. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. They are tales of the romantics.

One day, after a huge win, Jordan kills himself in his room. The storyline is almost nonexistent. Nov 24, The book is set after WWII sure, early part is the s definitely.

Upload Photos Upload photo files with. Would you like us to take another look di this review? Nov 29, Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing.

We don’t see the glam side of Vegas but we get a view of the melancholy side and it sets the tone for this novel. Ad oggi, tuttavia, il nucleo del fascino che subisco da questo magio, trovato nella libreria di mia madre che esploravo avidamente, mi sfugge. That being said, it does have it’s flaws.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Living in the Bronx with wife and kids, supporting them and his serious writing efforts with a civilian job in the Army Reserves, Merlyn is immensely appealing–whether compulsively disappearing for a dir binge in Vegas or succumbing to the temptation of bribes from would-be Reservists: