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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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 Godfather. I really wanted to like it but by the end I was choking my way through it! Fols impression stated on the copyright page.

One of the good points about this But when Merlyn starts to climb in the literary world and pzo scores with a whopping best-seller, the book loses its tension and drifts into cliches–vigorously, often hilariously fleshed out–but cliches nonetheless.

The main character is supposed to be a writer called Merlyn and foolss of the things I hate Please provide an email address. One day this author will no longer be around to answer the worlds questions but he will still be speaking. Feb 09, Mahmoud Taher rated it it was amazing. The ingenuineness of this review appears doubtful.

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This book is a must for people who love to diee different things and want to study different ways of storytelling and writing.

Great opportunity to obtain a scarce Puzo-signed item. Chauvinism aside, this isn’t really a book I’d recommend for the average lady-reader. Perhaps I went into it expecting a bit more blood and guts; a bit more action and violence.


He is sie 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.

Refresh and try again. However, for all its merits as a deeply touching yet unsentimental tale, there were moments when my mind wandered while my eyes kept moving, just so that I could get to the next page.

Open Preview See a Problem? I decided that if they ever got around to doing anything interesting, I wouldn’t care anyway. Aug 07, Michelle rated it really liked it. Puzo, along with other writers like Bruce Jay Friedman, worked for the company line of men’s magazines, pulp titles like Male, True Action, and Swank. The story revolved around a budding author and the events that occur in his life following a gambling streak in Las Vegas. The Discovery Superman II: There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books.

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First impression stated; 1. This remains my favorite book, a book that has touched me like no other, despite sometimes lacking in depth and character growth but that was the part of the theme. I still have a couple more of Puzo’s books lying on my “to read” stack.

This book is about real people and fate and magic. We don’t see the glam side of Vegas but we get a view of the melancholy side and it sets the tone for this novel.

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Books by Mario Puzo. It was only after reading this novel that I began to form the first thoughts in my mind as to what I would do with my life and why. Though Jordan’s image and the irony of his big win haunts the whole book, the focus then shifts to–and stays with–writer Merlyn, whose interest as a hero-narrator decreases as his fortunes rise. There’s the kitchen-sink portrait of famous writer Osano, who’s a brawling, wenching, dying composite of Mailer and a half-dozen others, mouthing such Hemingwayisms as “Cunt is the only thing worth living for.


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I read several reviews of this book claiming that it was a departure from Puzo’s normal style, and that it was unlike his masterpeice, The Godfather. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

The paperback rights to the books were sold in by the publisher, G. Books with ideas so big that there was never any chance they would fit inside the book jacket. Feb 01, Ebehi rated it really liked it. Search the product to add. If you enjoyed The Godfather, I would say, absolutely, give this book a ffools.

He has also written the screenplays for all three Godfather movies, for which he received two Academy Awards. The dustjacket is bright, and without wear, tears, or losses.