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Fools Die

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Fools Die

By Mario Puzo

Signet Book, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451160195, 531pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1979

Description
Convincing and fascinating...Puzo is a skilled craftsman...There is a Balzacian fascination in seeing the inside workings of the casinos. Wall Street Journal

Hypnotic The narrative boils without let-up, big scene after big scene, with plenty of betting, bedding, and boozing. San Francisco Chronicle

This thrilling tale, written by the National Bestselling author of The Godfather, takes place in Hollywood, New York, and Las Vegas, and deals in the underground worlds of high-stakes gambling, publishing, and the film industry. It follows two brothers, Merlyn and Artie, as they delve into the dangerous underbelly of American life, where organized crime and law are two sides of the same coin.
A page-flipping tale of power, brutality and glamour with incredible scenes...by a great storyteller who knows how to hook readers Library Journal


About the Author
Mario Puzo was born on Manhattan s West Side in the neighborhood known as Hell s Kitchen. His first books, The Fortunate Pilgrim ( a minor classic New York Times) and Dark Arena, brought him critical acclaim, but it was the publication of The Godfather in March 1969 that catapulted him into the front ranks of American authors. Reviewers hailed the book as a staggering triumph (Saturday Review), big, turbulent, highly entertaining (Newsweek), remarkable (Look), and a voyeur s dream, a skillful fantasy of violent personal power (New York Times). Winning readers by the millions, it stayed at or near the top of the New York Times bestseller lists for sixty-nine weeks. His follow-up novel, Fools Die (1978), was hailed as the publishing event of the decade. Puzo s last novel, Omerta, was finished shortly before his death in 1999."