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 probably writes about money better than anyone since Balzac, and, Puzo obviously wants to say Big Things about survival (fools die).

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Putnam’s Sons, Book binding is tight, pages are clean and crisp. Enter your email address.

Seems a bit stretched and is quite boring in between. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. This was a very interesting and entertaining read! It’s amazing how every time that I thought I knew the character entirely, everything changed.

FOOLS DIE by Mario Puzo | Kirkus Reviews

Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York. We get to see the combative nature of relationships or how people play games during a relationship. Signed and inscribed by Mario Puzo on the title page. This book is by no means a suspense thriller, but rather, an exploration into how those in pursuit of fame, fortune, and lucrative lifestyles cope with the challenges that this entails and how often these fkols end up bringing about their own demise.


When I read “Fools Die” first book about a page and a halfI sat and stared Books w This is a big, sloppy, at times poorly edited book.

It gives me a whole new picture of Puzo as man and perhaps his aspirations as a writer.


Never mind physically but betray her in his mind, in the v. Even with its pauses in the narrative, it keeps the development of the plot in suspense; to finally give a characteristic descenle in his work, direct, concise and brutal. When I finally reached cie end of the book, I was left with disappointment. As a government clerk with five children, fooos was looking to write something that would appeal to the masses.

I will acknowledge that this is a book that most people will either love or hate. Nov 11, M and M Books Published: It opened my eyes to philosophy, a philosophy which, is thought out carefully, could lead to the type of happiness that Puzo shows as possible.

Slight roll to spine. The pages are clean, having no markings or folds. Gray and black cloth stamped in gold on the front panel and the spine panel. I feel Mario Puzo was resting on his laurels from The Godfather when he puzoo this book.


This is Mario Puzo at his philosophical best. The Official Mario Puzo Library.

ddie Maybe if any of the last facts I mentioned were not a reality, I would have enjoyed this more. After reading Fools Die I not only had the fascinating experience of feeling folos I myself had lived the events of the book or had at least seen them through another’s eyes, but I also felt a very strong connection to Mr.

Better World Books Condition: Puzo draws out this world superbly with exquisite imagery, compelling narrative and near genius poetry. I was working a summer job after high school when an older guy and I were talking about books and such on the the job. I just hope the next is faster paced and easier to get through. Dust jacket is not price-clipped with moderate foxing and wear. He is one day persuaded by a corrupt colleague to start taking kick backs in return for getting the children of wealthy people out of the Vietnam draft.

He is everything but that.

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