The latest - and last - book in the Godfather series.Mark Winegardner's first sequel to Mario Puzo's books, THE GODFATHER- THE LOST YEARS, has sold over 90,000 copies in Arrow.
Mark Winegardner is the author of three acclaimed novels, including the bestseller The Godfather- The Lost Years.
When one of Michael Corleone's underlings is deported to Colombia by order of the attorney general (brother of the President), he sneaks back to retaliate-and ends up changing the course of U.S. politics. With a five-city tour. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
In Winegardner's mediocre second sequel to Mario Puzo's classic (after 2004's bestselling The Godfather Returns), La Cosa Nostra gets involved in a plot in the early 1960s to assassinate a JFK-like U.S. president, Jimmy Shea. Instead of building on the fascinating characters Puzo created, such as Michael Corleone, the reluctant successor to his father's Mafia empire, Winegardner dwells on the machinations of Michael's main rival, Nick Geraci. When Geraci mysteriously disappears and eludes capture by the authorities, the reader learns in a jarring nod to Osama bin Laden that "the most powerful nation on earth had deployed skilled intelligence and law enforcement personnel to conduct a gigantic manhunt for a powerful and resourceful leader of a secret criminal society-a tall, imposing, bearded man with a chronic, withering disease-and somehow failed to find the cave where he was hiding." Godfather fans might prefer getting reacquainted with the original novel and the two better of the three films it inspired. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"Praise for The Godfather: The Lost Years He (Winegardner) has done
an excellent job and, though he is standing on the shoulders of a
giant, The Lost Years is ... an improvement on its model" * Daily
"[The Godfather; The Lost Years] is not only a real book by a real writer. It's also a real pleasure, a fine, swirling epic - bitter, touching, funny and true ... Winegardner has not squandered his inheritance" * New York Times *
"The measure of his success is quickly apparent ... he brilliantly recreates the vivid, pungent prose style of Puzo's original" * Daily Express *
"Everything it should be. [Readers] probably won't be able to put this one down" * Entertainment Weekly *
"The story has achieved cult status with millions of fans who continue to read it" * Library Journal *