Mario Puzo

 Now that I’ve directed you to satisfying summer reads , it’s time to return to the books that inspired my love of backlist. The third book in the “Book Lust Rediscoveries” series is Frederick Dillen’s wry, funny, and touching novel Fool , which introduces us to one of the most complex main characters in contemporary fiction. “For Christ sake don’t become a fluffmeister” are the last words Barnaby Griswold’s father ever says to him. Yet a fluffmeister, a fool, is Barnaby’s default position in life, as much as

Paramount Pictures has made an offer to the Mario Puzo estate that couldn't be refused. Thanks to an agreement between the parties, a new Godfather-based book will be coming out. The deal doesn't end a nasty dispute between the parties, but each has seen the wisdom of allowing onto the marketplace a book titled The Family Corleone that is expected to detail Vito Corleone's rise to power in Depression-era New York.

In February, Paramount sued the Puzo estate, alleging that it had a copyright interest in Puzo's famed novel, The Godfather

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