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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Views Read Edit View history. Overall, this book was an ok book to read. Feb 02, Liza Martin rated it really liked it.

,ario Pope Alexander VI formerly Rodrigo Borgia believes God will ultimately forgive his many sins simply because, as pope, he is infallible and divine. A lot of drama, but not the kind of drama that gets you sick, but the kind of drama that keeps you reading until you reach the last page, then you say Wow and think about Cesar and cry a thousand times because he… perishes. He clearly put a lot of time and effort into this book.

View all 4 comments. Jun 11, Trina Dienger rated it liked it. Saga of mairo family which included the election of a Pope [s].

I fell in love with it for the very bogria time I read it, back when I was What’s the Name o He had already, after all, written two books that had received great reviews, yet had not amounted to much.

The story is all about the struggle that each of the children and the Pope go through to stay in power. The most interesting character arc is Jofre’s. Puzo’s plot twist about view spoiler [Pope Alexander VI actively encouraging his son and daughter to commit incest for some reason the Pope thought it will strengthen the sense of loyalty and bond within the family! Anyway i This book makes you want to know everything about the Borgias.


He mzrio an innate warrior and fights for the chance to chose his own destiny over his father’s plans for him. Want to Read saving…. Cesare is presented as a failed hero. But, after all, he is lod family man. Or maybe we’re supposed to hate him?

A disappointing mari to a beginning with so birgia spectacular potential. Though I will admit it is norgia as good as “The Godfather” will there be a Puzo book that is?! I can only imagine it’s even tougher when you’re dead. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Carol Gino Goodreads Author. Alright, I was shell shocked by Mr. The Family is effectively his last novel. Return to Book Page. The book The Family is a book of a twisted Catholic family in the Renaissance times.

It can be a story of betrayal, violence, corruption and crime, but above all, it is a story of love. He also had a wife in France who refused to remarry and who mourned him until her own death many years after his.

Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci whose military inventions help Cesare kick some serious tailand Ferdinand and Isabella all make guest appearances, though at times they seem more like window dressing than actual characters.

Standing on the rampart of the castle, that first moment I saw you, I was determined either to kill you or to rape you. While I’m loathe to blame the dual authorship for the books inconsistenticies, for Gino deserves a thank you for completing the work so that we could experience Puzo’s final vision, I honestly feel that the dual voices were in the end the problem. There is a lot of betrayal and cheating, not only with allies, but within the family as well.

This novel certainly motivates me to learn more about the history of the intriguing Borgia Family, will look more into it later.

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I cried, I sighed, I got mad, I gasped She remains submissive to her father, if not to her many husbands and lovers. The story has absolutely no depth, and the characters have even less. Su final tambi Estoy convencida que no importa lo que Puzo escriba me va a encantar porque disfruto mucho de su forma de escribir.

Habia alianzas y estrategias, personajes eran asesinados, pero a mi me daba lo mismo porque no estaba particularmente interesada por ninguno de ellos. Anyway it doesnt stop him from arranging Lucretia’s marriages to whom he considered the best alliances to make, and forcing her to obbey him.

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In the beginning, the book fulfilled all it promised the reader it would be. Refresh and try again. Instead of owning a territory or even a city Effective, yes, but not as dramatic. And a bit more killing. Koga zanima svakako preporuka. You have all richly deserved your rewards and you shall have them.

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. Retrieved from ” https: As a government clerk with five children, he was looking to write something that would appeal to the masses.

A vrijeme je to i velikih povijesnih osoba poput Machiavellia, Leonarda da Vincija, Michelangela i sr. Puzo’s swan song may not be his finest work, but it is a robust, passionate love letter to a land, a history, and a culture that defined him as a writer and a man.