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 say it is a story about the workings of the mind of man who has a lot to say and the will to say it. Dec 20, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Signed and inscribed by Mario Puzo on the title page. Soon thereafter he is offered a job writing for a magazine, where he meets the famous writer Osano. Views Read Edit View history.


The paperback rights to the books were sold in by the publisher, G. Ad oggi, tuttavia, il nucleo del fascino che subisco da questo libro, trovato nella libreria di mia madre che esploravo avidamente, mi sfugge. 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. Fools Die – Mario Puzo. One day this author will no longer be around to answer the worlds questions but he will still be speaking.


Any information I give, for example, which character takes over the narration of 1 person, would pyzo just a spoiler. The reason is that I could have written it.

I didn’t like any of them nor did I care enough about them to even dislike them. Puzo again demonstrating why he is my favorite writer. Be the first to discover new talent!

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Books – Category Description. This novel offers up some terrific characters like the eccentric writer who keeps saying his next novel will win the Nobel Prize.

At times the prose seemed to ramble on without any clear direction, and a constant shift from third-person switching often from limited to omniscient to first-person perspective with occasional alternate first-persons made the reading awkward at times, and almost felt like foools editing. I opened this book with a big urge to read it.

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This is in spite of challenging and chopping a hand of baccarat against the casino’s director. Then you leave it in a corner and forget it. I’ve read that it’s the author’s favorite and it’s true that the book sounds very personal at times with its reflections on death, love, and writing, but maybe it’s also why it also dools so self-indulgent and too long.


Lust, greed, gluttony, sloth, wrath, envy and pride all play a part in America’s Golden Triangle of Corruption. I think it was supposed to be funny, but it was just grating.

Due to his poor eyesight, the military did not let him undertake combat duties but made him a public relations officer statione Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York.

Nov 11, Lists with Pyzo Book. I was not particularly fond of any of the characters.

Thousands of users are looking for advice right now. I learned some valuable lessons about love as well as about men and women in general.

Jacket drawing by Mary Mietzelfeld. When you see a Puzo you expect fols down and dirty tale of men’s vices, violence and deeds done in the dark, especially those of the Mafia.

It was a little slow at the start if I recall, but pace picks up rather quickly. That’s really what Puzo Definitely took some time to get in to, but once I was in Upzo was hooked. View all 3 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Mario Puzo’s starting to the book is brilliant.