The Godfather

I have been sleeping late thanks to this book.

About a Sicilian Mafia family based in New York in the 1940s-50s, it is a book with a multitude of colourful characters, with plots and sub-plots written in a heart-thumping fast paced manner.

It is a story that gives one a glimpse of a totally different organisational system, and a peek into the minds of people who reason with values that on the surface would seem very much at odds with the rest of the civilised world. But these reasonings make so much good sense in their world.

It is a story about power in different forms, relationships, money, vengence, traditions and above all, pure intelligence and far-sighted tactics.

I can't seem to put the book down.

I don't feel the need to watch the film. There's something so much more fulfilling and enjoyable in reading a book and letting the characters and scenes form in my own imagination.

These days anyway I only seem to watch movies on the plane!

2 comments:

~tif;fany* said...

^5~

only books can keep me up into the late night.

corsage said...

tiff: Some books for me, not all!