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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Merlyn, who changed his name after making sure that he was the magician of King Arthur, Cully, the master of the 21 counts, Jor Foolx opened this book with a big urge to read it.

From inside the book. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Read reviews that mention fools die las vegas mario puzo new york main character ever read men and women inner workings puzo at his best books i ever vegas new thought provoking john merlyn puzo fan human nature book starts man named waste your time puzo established a name good book. Well, I was disappointed in the lack of action to say the least.

Definitely took some time to get in to, but once I was in I was hooked. Set within America’s golden triangle of corruption and excess-New York, Hollywood, Las Vegas-the novel plunges into the glittering and ruthless worlds of gambling, publishing, and the film industry, where greed, lust, and violence hold sway.


A mid-life crises thrusts the narrator into a world of vice and sin, where he spends many years skirting the edge of and gazing into the abyss eie is this world. One day, after a huge win, Jordan kills himself in his room.

Refresh and try again. Whether it was Vito Corleone, Salvatore Guliano or Merlyn, the individuals whom Puzo has portrayed as the heroes of his novels follow through with that vision of life.

Be the first to discover new talent! Set up a giveaway. After the episode, Merlyn returns to his family in New York City and continues his life.


This was a very interesting and entertaining read! Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Me, I was completely sucked into the world that Puzo had drawn and was blown away.

Only this one comes across a bit like “The Dream Merchants” with one of its twin settings in Hollywood, fused with the Vegas scenes that “The Godfather” only briefly touched on as a place for Fredo to spend his summer vacation. Even after five years of college and university, I have yet to find a novel with characters which touched me the way Puzo’s did in this novel.

Mario Puzo es el autor de la novela “El padrino” 2. Despite the prevalent theme of death, the book is about life and the joy of living.


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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. This is Mario Puzo at his philosophical best.

I was not particularly fond of any of the characters. How the monsters in us remains unchanged. Many of his books draw heavily rie this heritage. Even the ending was unsatisfying. Account Options Sign in.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. A Novel The Godfather Book 3. It really is awful and I hate to bring down rating of the book because of the print. We get to see the combative nature of relationships or how people play games during a relationship. I had to readjust to the fact that the was not just another thrilling fast-paced tale, this went deeper.

But sooner or later the wheels come off. If you enjoyed The Godfather, I would say, absolutely, give this book a chance.