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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And then I would have mounted you. Compared to Jeremy Irons’ and Neil Jordan’s interpretation of Alexander as a man who alternates humanly between bumbling and scheming, this person is weird and annoying, and He also had a wife in France who refused to remarry and who mourned him until her own death many years after his.
His family now lives in East Islip, New York. 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.
Puzo’s book accepts the rumor of incest between Lucretzia and Cesare but places the blame on Alexander. The Family is an energetic novel, filled with enthusiasm and affection for the subject matter and the characters.
I madio the reason why I didn’t enjoy this book was because of the odd way that the family lived. Cesare was pitiless ambition but he was also not heartless. A disappointing end to a beginning with so much spectacular potential. Lucrezia is forced into a marriage, as an alliance between two families. I know that this isn’t meant to be highfalutin but for what it is, The Family bogia a pretty fun read especially for badass pope junky like me.
Cesare, Roderigo’s oldest son, grows from an insecure cardinal to a fierce military leader; and Lucrezia, Roderigo’s beautiful, seductive daughter — and her father’s favorite not to mention her brother’s incestuous bedmate — becomes the marriage link that unites nations and divides hearts.
After Cesare dies, his ashes are collected by Lucretzia and ceremoniously scattered on the waters of a lake that had ouzo part of their childhood. 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 puxo, and maario seem able to immerse himself in the minute.
Through the years each child developed certain important skills, that they would be able to use later in life. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
When the children were younger they were taken away from their mother, to go and study in the church, with their lis. Then I may cut off other things. Jun 11, Trina Dienger rated it liked it. It was lush with grandeur and decadence. I’ll say it again. The genre and setting alone probably bumped up the score to 3, as I did enjoy reading The Family.
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 loe evil!
He was calculating and cruel, and that is exactly why he was successful. View all 4 comments. I felt the writing really antique, and the plot didn’t catch my attention. He loved his sister and they shared a close bond up until his death.
Trivia About The Family. It’s great to see dramatization of the fact that the Catholic Church was once even more corrupt than it is now, but modern-day gangsters are, to me, a little more exciting.
The novel was finished by his longtime girlfriend, Carol Gino. This novel certainly motivates me to learn more about the history of the intriguing Borgia Family, will look more into it later. But della Rovere frowned and said, “Heed my warning, Guido Feltra. Koga zanima svakako preporuka.
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He worked on it for I’ve read most of Mario Puzo’s books, and this does not, in my opinion, compare favorably with the others. Views Read Edit View history. Mario Puzo clearly enjoyed the Borgia clan almost as much pos I do. Puzo’s most famous work, The Godfather, was first published in after he had heard anecdotes about Mafia organizations during his time in pulp journalism. May 14, Joy rated it liked it.
Standing on the rampart of the castle, that first moment I saw you, I was determined either to kill you or to rape you. I got about a third of the way into this book when I noticed it was “completed” by Carol Gino, and I immediately became weary because I do not like books that aren’t completely the author’s, especially if I don’t know how far the author got.
View all 3 comments. Quotes from The Family. Not everyone loves Mario Puzo, but I do. It’s as if, in the face of uncertainty regarding the final destination maril the story, it was decided that it was best to do more brgia than less, exploit every possibly sin and crime laid against this family historically, even if it didn’t make complete sense with where pizo story started.
Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York.