The Godfather

by Simon Email

Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0099429284/qid=1088632147/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_3_1/202-2044914-8531049

By Mario Puzo

I read this for some light relief.

To start with I was worried the characters would be two-dimensional, like a Frederick Forsyth novel.

As time went on, they became slightly more complex - even though the emphasis was on plot.

The book was full of bits of insight into machievellian-style maneouvers - but I think Machievelli might be a better place to find this described.

I was surprised how close the film was to the book - usually a film drops a lot of what a book contains.

The plot and characters were the same, it was just some of the detail that was dropped.