Monday, May 7, 2012

Behind the Scene at Middle Grade Mafioso

If you've ever wanted to know what goes on in Middle Grade Mafioso HQ, watch this video. (The person who most closely resembles me is the "editor." I've laughed like that many, many times. I also have a very natty selection of neckties.)

Disclaimer: I first saw this video on Galleycat. It's a book trailer for The Family Corleone, by Ed Falco. The book is a prequel to The Godfather, based on a screenplay by Mario Puzo. It's published by Grand Central Publishing, and its release date is May 8th.

Check it out: “New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent end. For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important that his family’s future.”


  1. Funny. I know my husband would love if the book becomes a movie. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Looks like a "must-read" to me!

  3. LOL. Love it! You rock, Michael. :)

  4. Having read and loved all of the originals, this is a must read for me too. Nice to see that the estate worked out a way for Puzo's stories to continue.

  5. :-) I did often wonder what things were like at HQ.

    And...I didn't know about the prequel and its soon release.

  6. I heard about the prequel (well, I do work in a bookstore...) but I hadn't seen the trailer, so thanks! Now I'm going to imagine you laughing like that every time I see your comments, Michael!

    My husband watches the Godfather movies over and over, but hasn't read the books.

  7. Rats! Blogger ate my earlier comment. "Service unavailable" -- what that really means is some mafioso spirited it away because they didn't like it, right?

    Meant to say that I did know about the prequel (since, you know, I work in a bookstore)but hadn't seen the trailer. So thanks for that! Funny one. And now I'll be imagining you laughing like that when I read your comments...


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