Friday, January 18, 2013

Quick Thoughts on Mario Puzo's The Godfather

I'm not really into the mafia/crime genre (I haven't read much in the genre, is what I'm trying to say) -- so I was really surprised that I'm really enjoying Mario Puzo's The Godfather. I've read almost 25% in it, and I'm loving EVERYTHING so far. It's fast-paced, riveting, action-packed -- and the killing scenes! Gawd, how I love graphic killing scenes.

I've already heard about the book ever since I started digging for classics (it's considered a classic, right?) but I've had second thoughts on whether to read it or not because of the genre. I figured if I'm to invest my time into something, it has to be good. (Yeah, that's how I decide on what to read next) But now, I'm really regretting that I am just reading it now It's like cheating myself of the good things that I can readily have in life. (Like being 21 and not being able to read any book in the LoTR series + leaving the movie adaptation unwatched. Don't worry, I agree. I'm a horrible human being.)

Plus the movie adaptation of this much-talked about book is intriguing me. I've been frequenting list/ranking sites lately, and this title always comes up. It's even listed as the No.1 Gangster Movie and Top 2 in the Greatest Films of All Time by American Film Institute, right under Citizen Kane. I figured I'll be downloading the film trilogy right when I finished reading it. 

I've already promised not to distract myself from my accounting review this first quarter of the year, but as expected -- I broke my promise. =/ I was still in a withdrawal state, resigning myself to the fact that it would take years before I read the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and was still adjusting to my dorm life again -- it's just too much to start depriving myself of literature. So as as to somehow comfort my desperation, I decided to pop open The Godfather and my view on things have changed. It was such a breath of fresh air and I love the action and all.

I'm thinking of giving it a 4 or a 5 even before finishing it -- and to think that I'm still 1/4 in the book so far. Weird. Must be The Godfather Effect (I don't even care if I used that wrongly, I just have to.). :P


  1. Interesting review! I've heard of the movie, but I never knew "The Godfather" was originally a book. (Silly me, what movie isn't based on a book?) I'll have to add it to my list of books to read!

    1. wow thanks! do read it! i just finished it yesterday and it's still giving me the creeps (in a good way). I absolutely loved it! :)) if you ever read it, please do share your thoughts about it here. :)) don't be shy to link up to your post. I'll read it. :))

      thanks for dropping by and following. After a while, I finally had a decent commenter again, :))

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