Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Godfather, 40 years later profiles the, uh, godfather of Mafia books. As they say, don't expect it to be the same as the movies.

WSJ: In 1969, an obscure middle-aged novelist and pulp magazine journalist named Mario Gianluigi Puzo hit the literary jackpot. He wrote "The Godfather," he later told Larry King, "to make money." By his own admission, it wasn't well written. "If I'd known so many people were going to read it," he famously said, "I'd have written it better." More...

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