Mario Puzo describes the Borgias as the original mafia family. . The Borgias me quedé fascinada con la época renacentista y con los miembros de esta familia. The Family is a novel written by Mario Puzo. The novel is about Pope Alexander VI and Pope Alexander VI (formerly Rodrigo Borgia) believes God will ultimately forgive his many sins simply because, as pope, he is infallible and divine. The Godfather Papers and Other Confessions (); Inside Las Vegas (). Los Borgia by Mario Puzo, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The Family

Su final tambien fue muy apresurado y no se siente como el final. As a government clerk with five children, he was looking to write something that would appeal to the masses. All nuance and character depth was sacrificed in the name of shock value and by the end of the book, there wasn’t time left in the characters life historically, to do their story justice.

I read a recent book on The Borgias which kept the incest idea secret until nearly the end of Cesare’s life and had a “mistress” bear his child who has had only a few contacts with him two intercourses and a few letters but with Lucretzia’s support. Mario Puzo clearly enjoyed the Borgia clan almost as much as I do.

To ask other readers questions about The Familyplease sign up. Pero el poder forma parte de la misma naturaleza del hombre. She is intelligent, loving, caring, yada yada. There is a lot of betrayal and cheating, not only with allies, but within the family as well. Published September 3rd by Avon first published October 2nd But no matter; the result is the same.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Puzo’s opinion, Cesare was ‘a patriot who decided to become a hero’ and he did have his many impressive victories during his life time to show for his talents although I don’t think his character manage to standout as much as his father.


A disappointing end to a beginning with so much spectacular potential.

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The story is all about the struggle that each of the children and the Pope go through to stay in power. Cesare Borgia was borderline sociopathic; he loved no one but his sister.

Standing on the rampart of the castle, that first moment I saw you, I was determined either to kill you or to rape you. Even when he’s supposed to be flawed, Alexander Sextus is presented as this glorious man we’re supposed to believe in constantly.

I noticed a number of other reviewers thought this book was not as good as his other books. By using this site, you agree to the Terms maril Use and Privacy Policy.

I think that I wouldn’t have minded this book as much if it was maybe in a different time, and wasn’t so weird at some points. It ends with Lucretzia surviving the deaths in order of Juan, Alexander, and Jofre.

The genre and setting alone probably bumped up the score to 3, as I did enjoy marjo The Family.

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The novel was finished by his longtime girlfriend, Carol Gino. Pivotal characters suddenly disappeared for long periods of time, while secondary characters suddenly became the masterminds behind the entire plot. The Borgias did marjo of their killing with poison. One can almost imagine the bullet points preceding each paragraph. But, after all, he is a family man.

Cesare is presented as a failed hero. I think it’s because they have guns. It’s as if, in the face of uncertainty regarding the final destination of the story, it was decided that it was best to do more rather than less, boryia every possibly sin and crime laid against this family historically, even if it didn’t make complete sense with where the story started.

The Discovery Superman II: I also like how these members of the infamous Borgia Family act and think like people with their own wits, sense of loyalty, definition of justice and flaws instead of being demonized into a bunch of ‘they are evil! He was Duke of Valentinois at his height and before that Cardinal of Valencia hence his nickname of Valentino and as Valentino he conquered cities through whatever means necessary, ruled his cities justly, his soldiers loved him, his condottieri his captains betrayed him for ambition and he swiftly dealt with them through a beautiful deception and the garrote.

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He also had a wife in France who refused to remarry and who mourned him until her own death many years after his. Most pjzo is what looks like a whitewash of Cesare. Kudos to her for wrapping it up, and low impressive job she did, but it still reads just a little borgis like something a great writer worked on vorgia years and was never able to finish and whose girlfriend finished after he died.

Saga of a family which included lod election of a Pope [s] 5 23 Mar 13, While I don’t know for certain where Puzo left off before his passing, around the midway point, the story began to dissolve into one exaggerated scheme after another. Anyway it doesnt stop him from arranging Lucretia’s marriages to whom he considered the mairo alliances to make, and forcing her to obbey him. See 1 question about The Family….

There are a good plenty of shocking pizo in this novel and I like how Mr. 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.

I don’t like to speak ill of the dead, so I’ll try to make this as short, sweet, and honest as possible. Overall, this book was an ok book to read. This is the original Mafia bortia. The story, if one can call this narrative a ‘story’, is more of an outline than anything else I can describe.

A story set in the 15 century about the Pope Alexander IV and his family. Quite simply, this book is unreadable.