The Godfather Returns

by Mark Winegardner

Hardcover, 2004



Beginning in 1955, when Puzo's novel ends, Mark Winegardner fills the gaps in the saga of the Corleone family.


(74 ratings; 3.1)

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LibraryThing member bevsdk
The Godfather, sequel 2

"..The Godfather: The Lost Years takes place in the years 1955-65, but it is built upon the story of that 'year of delicate political manoeuvring' - and how, in winning the battle of that year, Michael Corleone set the stage to lose the war: the war to make the Family legitimate, the war to keep the Corleones supremely in power, the war to stay true to his father's wishes, the war to give not just his Family but his family a safe and happy life. The Godfather: The Lost Years is not just a sequel. A magnificent novel in its own right, by an acclaimed young American novelist, it traces: the nexus of ambitious, audacious decisions that Michael Corleone implements, their ultimate failure, and, after the Family's literal and figurative years in the wilderness (of Las Vegas), Michael's literal, physical return to New York, and his attempts to regain control there.."… (more)
LibraryThing member jmcilree
A fun read and given my attachment to the Godfather movies, an enjoyable time. Clever plot twists and expansion of the characters.
LibraryThing member shaososa
Does an extraordinary job of filling in the gaps between the first two films as well as introducing new characters just as colorful and interesting as the original players. Fine work for Winegardner who obviously had big shoes to fill.


Random House (2004), Edition: 1st, 431 pages

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1400061016 / 9781400061013


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