The Godfather's Revenge It's not that Mark Winegardner is a poor writer: He's pretty great, and The Godfather's Revenge , his second sequel to Mario Puzo's novel is… The Godfather's Revenge It's not that Mark Winegardner is a poor writer: He's pretty great, and The Godfather's Revenge , his second sequel to Mario Puzo's novel is… 2006-11-07 Fiction Putnam
Book Review

The Godfather's Revenge (2006)

PULLED BACK IN... Winegardner's latest resurrection of the Corleone saga is a good read, but maybe it's time to give the series a rest
PULLED BACK IN... Winegardner's latest resurrection of the Corleone saga is a good read, but maybe it's time to give the series a rest
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 07, 2006; Writer: Mark Winegardner; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Putnam

It's not that Mark Winegardner is a poor writer: He's pretty great, and The Godfather's Revenge, his second sequel to Mario Puzo's novel is everything it should be: nuanced, chilling, and threaded with intrigue (it's the 1960s, and the Mob becomes involved in a plot to assassinate a JFK-like president). But this book's very existence feels terribly wrong. Why can't dead authors stay dead? Robert LudlumTM books keep appearing in stores (he died five years ago) and V.C. Andrews® (Flowers in the Attic) spawned a posthumous industry. That said, if you simply have to read more about Michael Corleone, you probably won't be able to put this one down.

Originally posted Nov 03, 2006 Published in issue #906 Nov 10, 2006 Order article reprints