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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. 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 obviously wants to say Big Things about survival (fools die), art vs. money, love vs. sex, and (most successfully, as in Godfather) betrayal.

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And even this misnomer is misleading, it is not so much a chronicle as a saga. Some scenes felt like they were coming right out of a movie the gambling ones in particular and I quickly puzzo attached to the characters, with their believable background stories, their flaws and their motivations.

Sometimes the true path to success is best illustrated by its failures. Meanwhile back in Vegas, Cully moves through jobs as a dealer, a pit boss and the eyes and ears of owner Gronevelt on his way to the top of the Xanadu heap.

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Mostly just fols by the author, mostly through the eyes of Merlyn. Even the ending was unsatisfying. The book had lost focus and it kept dragging on and on. Despite the prevalent theme of death, the book is about life and the joy of living. Merlyn and his brother, Artie, obey their own code of honor in the ferment of contemporary America, where law and organized crime are one and the same.


But when Merlyn starts to climb in the literary world and then scores with a whopping best-seller, the book loses its tension and drifts into cliches–vigorously, often hilariously fleshed out–but cliches nonetheless. If you enjoyed The Godfather, I would say, absolutely, give this book a chance. We didn’t marjo the title of his first novel.

Perhaps I went into it expecting a bit more blood and guts; a bit more action and violence. Write a customer review. I had to readjust to the fact that the was not just another thrilling fast-paced tale, this went deeper.

Just an opinion but Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The story goes in several directions but manages to come back home in a solid fashion.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It’s a shame he didn’t write more books like this, but what a document he left for us.

Eventually the authorities find out what is going on and he is put under investigation, but is not found guilty. Nov 29, Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing. We will get back to you shortly.

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Mailer had a few books like that incidently check out Puzo’s character Osano. Retrieved from ” https: This book is a must for people who love to read different things and want to study different ways of storytelling and writing.


This maroi is about a man, not the things a man does. Read reviews that mention fools die las vegas mario puzo new york main character ever read men and women inner workings puzo at his best books i ever vegas new thought provoking john merlyn puzo fan human nature book starts man named waste your time puzo established a name good book.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The main character is supposed to be a writer called Merlyn and one of the things I hate Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Ad oggi, tuttavia, il nucleo del fascino che subisco da questo libro, trovato nella libreria di mia madre che esploravo avidamente, mi sfugge. The author does a fantastic job of setting the mood. Dec 30, Carl rated it really liked it.

It really is awful and I hate to bring down rating of the book because of the print. We’ll contact you shortly. Fools Die exemplifies that notion in the most profound way possible.