The Godfather by Mario Puzo
I rate 5/5
THIS IS JUST SPEECHLESS ! The novel starts off with a quote from Balzac - "Behind every great fortune, there is a crime." That, in effect, sets the tone for the entire novel. Mario Puzo, the author, ruthlessly captures the travails of a New York Don, Vito Corleone, who is, to quote the words of his son, "not a crazy gunning mobster", and his family. The imapact it had on me was overwhelming. Highly recommended, don't miss it.