I read Fools Die for the first time when I was sixteen and it was chosen by me because of my desire to learn more about Mario Puzo’s work aside from The. Praise. “Convincing and fascinating Puzo is a skilled craftsman There is a Balzacian fascination in seeing the inside workings of the casinos.”—Wall Street . Puzo probably writes about money better than anyone since Balzac, and, Puzo obviously wants to say Big Things about survival (fools die).

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I decided that if they ever got around to doing anything interesting, I wouldn’t care anyway.

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The book is set after WWII sure, early part is the s definitely. No book has quite captured the tragedy of being a writer than Fools Die. Books with ideas so fols that there was never any chance they would fit inside the book jacket. The Official Mario Puzo Library. View all 13 comments.

Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. No matter what, no matter where, no matter when, this book will always amaze me, it will always inspire me. The novel in question is Fools Die. Lists with This Book. Rare Book Cellar Published: This book is a must for people who love to read different things and want to study different ways of storytelling and writing. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention pizo highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.


Putnam- Fiction – pages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jun 07, Although Puzo is an excellent writer, Fools Die was more of a drama than I am interested in reading.

The Richard Donner Cut One after the other, all the people Merlyn feels close to, die. I learned some valuable lessons about love as well as about men and women in general. Image size per photo cannot exceed 10 MB. Fooos amazing how every time that I thought I knew the character entirely, everything changed.

Another notable quality of this one is it’s marked masculinity. Then you leave it in a corner and forget it. We get to see the combative nature of relationships or how people play games during a relationship.

Fools Die by Puzo, Mario

I will get to them at some point, but this one didn’t make me want to put them anywhere near the top of the heap. Raptis Rare Books Published: Many would say that this was a tale of gambling and Vegas, of women and money, but that would be largely inaccurate.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I have very little interest in gambling or casinos. Puzo, along with other writers like Bruce Jay Friedman, worked for the company line of men’s magazines, pulp titles like Male, True Action, and Swank.

But, it was also ambitious, energetic, poetic and at times genius. Retrieved from ” https: Puzo again demonstrating why he is my favorite writer. Slight roll to spine. In California Merlyn falls in love with Janelle, a would-be actress.


Cully is killed in Japan in a move by Gronevelt, Xanadu’s director, to get rid of him. The four form a friendship and an uneasy alliance. However, for all its merits as a deeply touching yet unsentimental tale, there were moments when my mind wandered while my eyes kept moving, just so that I could get to the next page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.


It was hard to get into at first, but I’m glad I stuck with it Folos About Fools Die. The whole book is nothing but his philosophy. This remains my favorite book, a book that has touched me like no other, despite sometimes lacking in depth and character growth but that was the part of the theme.

I fell in love with this book and the charachters. This is the only time I can think of possibly Fortunate Pilgrim fits this as well, possiblywhere Puzo got up on puxo pulpit and preached. But that’s okay, I enjoy reading different types of authors, it keeps me on my toes and opens me up to worlds I wouldn’t otherwise be aware of!

Used book in good condition. Despite the prevalent theme of death, the book is about life and the joy of living.