Mario Puzo describes the Borgias as the original mafia family. . The Borgias me quedé fascinada con la época renacentista y con los miembros de esta familia. The Family is a novel written by Mario Puzo. The novel is about Pope Alexander VI and Pope Alexander VI (formerly Rodrigo Borgia) believes God will ultimately forgive his many sins simply because, as pope, he is infallible and divine. The Godfather Papers and Other Confessions (); Inside Las Vegas (). Los Borgia by Mario Puzo, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Also, every time I tried to read it, I started to sneeze because of the dust of the pages.

Paperbackpages. Not that we can really judge Puzo too harshly. Retrieved from ” https: Su final tambi Estoy convencida que no importa lo que Puzo escriba me va a encantar porque disfruto mucho de su forma de escribir.

This book makes you want to know everything about the Borgias. Preview — The Family by Mario Puzo. Throughout Roderigo’s wheeling and dealing, the Renaissance is in full swing as religion competes against humanism and the Church seeks autonomous control of what will one day become a united Italy.

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The novel was finished by his longtime girlfriend, Carol Gino. It’s as if, in the face of uncertainty regarding the final ,os of the story, it was decided that it was best to do more rather than less, exploit every possibly sin and crime laid against this family historically, even if it didn’t make complete sense with where the story started. There is a lot of betrayal and cheating, not only with allies, but within the family as well. This was my second Mario Puzo book, and I think this novel may have cemented an obsession with his books.


Then I may cut off other things. A disappointing end to a beginning with so much spectacular potential. Her adultery was either not mentioned or glossed over, unless it was with Cesare.

Now Michelotto seemed to pay attention. And so I did. See 1 question about The Family…. To view it, click here. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Books by Mario Puzo.

The Family is an energetic novel, filled with enthusiasm and affection for the subject matter and the characters. All nuance and character depth was sacrificed in the name of shock value and by the end of the book, there wasn’t time left in the characters life historically, to do their story justice. Cesare Borgia was borderline sociopathic; he loved no one but his sister. Rodrigo Borgia- Alejandro VI.

I can only imagine it’s even tougher when you’re dead.

It was a “James’s pick”, we have decided to choose a book for each other every couple of months. Since SHOtime has started the cable series The Borgias there are many fictional or historical fictional accounts of this family which included two popes.

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I think the reason why I didn’t enjoy this book was because of the odd way that the family lived. Though they are a Catholic family, they don’t exactly follow the Catholic rules.

She did a comendable job, luzo I wouldn’t let the fact mzrio Puzo died before finishing this book stop you horgia reading it. That would be too fast, too easy for a man of your vast cruelty.

Puzo’s swan song may not be his finest work, but it is a robust, passionate love letter to a land, a history, and a culture that defined him as a writer and a man. It’s great to see dramatization of the fact that the Catholic Church was once even more corrupt than it is now, but modern-day gangsters are, to me, a little more exciting.


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Or, if I am moved to pity, maybe then I will do you the favor of killing you. In the hands of Puzo? I think that I wouldn’t have minded this book as much if it was maybe in a different time, and wasn’t so weird at some points. Please combine my new edition with the original book 2 8 May 25, It gives great detail to the role of the Papal army, headed first by Juan while Cesare is named a Cardinal by his father.

He’s afraid to “go there”. Cardinal Roderigo Borgia is bogria and handsome, a born leader and a perfidious man of the puzp who ascends to the papacy as Pope Alexander VI inwhen Italian city-states are competing for land and the Vatican is competing for souls. Puzo had to offer: The Borgias did most of their killing with poison. Saga of a family which included the birgia of a Pope [s]. Which, again, is not bad but we’re grading on a pretty steep curve.

For some reason I couldn’t get by the fact of the children, Lucrezia and Cesare, had a love affair. While this blood-is-thicker-than-water tale is more summative than explorative you don’t really get into the heads of the Borgias as well as you do the CorleonesPuzo still knows how to tell a good story.

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