January 20, 2019


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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For if we honor that commitment, ,ario will never be vanquished-but if we falter in that loyalty we will all be condemned. My uncle gave me this book as a present -an old, used and wrinkled copy.

Saga of a family which included the election of a Pope [s] 5 23 Mar 13, Especially Cesare and Lucrezia.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Borgka account. The most astonishing thing is that after a whole series of popes who conducted their papacies with flagrant criminality, half of Europe still fought to support the institution of papal dominance and infallibility.

Published September 3rd by Avon first published October 2nd The most scandalous story line is Pope Alexander’s method of guaranteeing Lucrezia’s loyalty to their family before her first marriage. Fast-paced and well researched, The Family — in its effort to make such scandalous characters as the Borgias puao human — may well be the most ambitious novel of Puzo’s career. It is really well narrated, and the story becomes so intriguing that it is impossible to stop reading.


The Borgia Family has long been duded as ‘the original crime family’ and who else is more suitable to write about them than the master author of Mafia, Mr.

Open Preview See a Problem? Most noticeable is what looks like a whitewash of Cesare.

Puzo’s book begins when Rodrigo’s daughter Lucrezia is around 12, he has become pope, taking the name Alexander VI, and he has “parked” the mother of Lucretzia, Cesare, Juan, and perhaps Jofre in exchange for the younger, Guilia Farnese. The borgix was finished by his longtime girlfriend, Carol Gino.

Books by Mario Puzo. His descriptions didn’t give me the feeling of being there or knowing the characters; Puzo looked at the characters from an over-all viewpoint for decades, and didn’t seem able to immerse himself in the minute. See 1 question about The Family…. Puzo was the undisputed master of, for lack of a better genre description, fiction featuring diabolical Italians.

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He made Cesar Borgia into a hero a troubled one He used syphilis, rape and murder in such a magnificent way that I did not feel disgusted by any of this.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Cesare was many things but he was not that.

Anyway i This book makes you want to know everything about the Borgias. It was lush with grandeur and decadence.

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He later said in an interview with Larry King that his principal motivation was to make money. I cried, I sighed, I got mad, I gasped Lists with This Book. Pero el poder forma parte de la misma naturaleza del hombre.

But no matter; the result is the same. Or maybe we’re supposed to hate him? One can almost imagine the bullet points preceding each paragraph. He has done things no father would and he is aware he is going to hell well, if he is not, then he is fooling himself because he is, in fact, going to hell Cesar Borgia.


What do I think about this book? Even when he’s supposed to be flawed, Alexander Sextus is presented as this glorious man we’re supposed to believe in constantly. The characters were intricate and detailed, with the specific sort of nuances only Mario Puzo could provide, the nuances that made a reader invest in a character, love them, in spite of This book was on its way to being a 4 or even 5 star book for me when I first began and while I still enjoyed The Family overall, by the end, I could not shake a distinct sense of dissatisfaction.

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, exploit every possibly sin and crime laid against this family historically, even if it didn’t make complete sense with where the story started.

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However, the story is juxtaposed with what it means to be a family, what love is in all it’s twisted forms marik, and how one finds his destiny in a world defined by alliances, power, revenge, and loyalty. Puzo passed away before he could complete his work and The Family was completed by Carol Gino.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I desperately wanted the early overview chapters to be a foundation upon which a masterful “Godfather”-like story would rest.