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The Sicilian by Mario Puzo

The Sicilian (original 1984; edition 2001)

by Mario Puzo

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This is hands down my favorite book, and Mario Puzo is my favorite author. I loved the Godfather, and The Sicilian is a continuation of the story of Michael Corleone during his time in Sicily while hiding out. All of Puzo's books have something for everyone. Passionate, well thought out character, wonderful story lines, adventures, suspense, and even love stories. I highly recommend this book. ( )
  sraimone | Jun 23, 2013 |
It was good. I was on a mob book reading spree during that summer. I think I was 15. I really liked that it wasn't the same story as The Godfather. Puzo did a great job of telling a new story. ( )
  ShavonJones | Nov 12, 2012 |
I love Mario Puzo. This was no Godfather, and the ending was obvious a mile coming, but his writing is comfortable and his Italian and Italian-American characters are bright and interesting. It especially helped that I was listening to this as an audiobook on loan from the library, and each character was played by a different thick-accented actor. Good times. ( )
  okrysmastree | Feb 5, 2012 |
Tahun 1950. Michael Corleone tiba di pengujung masa pengasingannya di Sisilia. Godfather memerintahkannya membaca serta seorang pelanggar hukum muda bernama Salvatore Guiliano kembali ke Amerika. Namun, kehidupan Guiliano dihiasi jaring-jaring berdarah penuh kekejaman dan vendetta. Di Sisilia Guiliano adalah Robin Hood zaman modern yang melawan korupsi, pemerintah Roma - dan melawan Cosa Nostra. Di Pulau yang penuh berserakan puing kuil kuno peninggalan bangsa Yunani ini, jalan hidup Michael Corleone terjalin erat dengan legenda Salvatore Guiliano : sang ksatria, pecinta, Siciliano sejati.

*6 tahun nyari novel ini karena cetakan terakhir tahun 2005 dan secara ngga sengaja ada di tumpukan book sale Gramedia Manyar Surabaya ... ( )
  rika.rachmi | Feb 10, 2011 |
If you loved the Godfather your probably enjoy this. A good read. ( )
  bennyb | Jan 12, 2011 |
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The story of Turi Guiliano also affords Mr. Puzo the opportunity to explain the Mafia historically. He even gives us etymology. '' 'Mafia,' in Arabic, means a place of sanctuary,'' he writes, ''and the word took its place in the Sicilian language when the Saracens ruled the country in the 10th century. Throughout history, the people of Sicily were oppressed mercilessly by the Romans, the Papacy, the Normans, the French, the Germans and the Spanish. Their Governments enslaved the poor, working class, exploiting their labor, raping their women, murdering their leaders. Even the rich did not escape. The Spanish Inquisition of the Holy Catholic Church stripped them of their wealth for being heretics. And so the 'Mafia' sprang up as a secret society of avengers.''

At the same time, as if in response to those who thought he over-romanticized the Mafia in ''The Godfather,'' Mr. Puzo scourges ''the 'Friends of the Friends,' as they were called here in Sicily.'' For Turi Guiliano is not only waging war with the Carabinieri, or the Italian National Police, he is also fighting Don Croce Malo, the hugely fat Capo di Capi of the ''Friends of the Friends.''

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345441702, Mass Market Paperback)

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work--a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery. . . .

The year is 1950. Michael Corleone is nearing the end of his exile in Sicily. The Godfather has commanded Michael to bring a young Sicilian bandit named Salvatore Guiliano back with him to America. But Guiliano is a man entwined in a bloody web of violence and vendettas. In Sicily, Guiliano is a modern day Robin Hood who has defied corruption--and defied the Cosa Nostra. Now, in the land of mist-shrouded mountains and ancient ruins, Michael Corleone's fate is entwined with the dangerous legend of Salvatore Guiliano: warrior, lover, and the ultimate Siciliano.

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"Turi Guilliano works to enhance his romantic image, but in the mid-1940s the Sicilian Mafia forces him to escape to the American Mafia, in the sequel to The Godfather"--NoveList.

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