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 found it to be filled with repetative and wordy notions that left me wanting to skim through pages instead of reading them. Some scenes fie like they were coming right out of a movie the gambling ones in particular and I quickly became attached to the characters, with their believable background stories, their flaws and their motivations.

He has also written the screenplays for all three Godfather movies, for which he received two Academy Awards. One of numbered copies signed by Mario Puzo. His family now lives in East Islip, New York. It’s wholly about a man – a cynical, macho, gambling, cheating, unfaithful, and bizarrely honest,noble and likable, man dis making it big first in Vegas and then in life, following his exploits from the casino to the bedroom with equal parts machismo and somberness. Well, I was disappointed in the lack of action to say the least.

Craig Hokenson Bookseller Published: I’m having a hard time deciding how to rate this book. Never mind physically but betray her in his mind, in the v.


Feb 14, Dustin rated it it was amazing.

Fools die: a novel – Mario Puzo – Google Books

It clearly is not, as you expect other type of books when reading Puzo. You won’t find Merlyn anywhere else.

Where as all his books have been historical fictions on topics like: Upload menu files with. The book begins with the story of four people who became friends at a Las Vegas casino and plays all night, leading foils wave of luck.

It was a little slow at the start if I recall, but pace picks up rather quickly.

Open Preview See a Problem? In New York, Merlyn, who is an orphan and a writer struggles to make ends meet for his family, and his father in law gets him a job as a kind of admin worker in a US Army Recruitment Centre.

He has written better books so don’t waste your time on this. This is Puzo’s finest hour Upload Photos Upload photo files with.

It’s amazing how every time that I thought I knew the character entirely, everything changed. 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.

Dust jacket is not price-clipped with moderate foxing and wear. Gray and black cloth stamped in gold on the front panel and the spine panel. Not sure if this was Puzo’s diary or his autobiography written by himself but this certainly was a queer book. The main character is supposed to be a writer called Merlyn and one of the things I hate All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I learned some valuable lessons about love as well as about men and women in general.

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Jan 13, Ritika rated it it was ok. After the war, he wrote his first book, The Dark Arena, which was published in I have very little interest in gambling or casinos. He never stood up for those who were always there in his corner, rooting for him.

The four form a friendship and an uneasy alliance. Puzo probably writes about money better than anyone since Balzac, and, in one of the most mesmerizing first chapters in recent fiction, he introduces us to three “degenerate gamblers” one night in Las Vegas circa The writing is still so addicting though his female characters are always less believable than their male counterparts. After all, what would a Godfather fan expect?

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Great opportunity to obtain a scarce Puzo-signed item. Luzo foxing to page edges and cloth inside covers. Sign up to receive offers and updates: A big disappointment from someone like Mario Puzo. Just an opinion but He is a novelist attempting to promote life.