I am currently reading The Family by Mario Puzo and I am not as pleased with this book as with his other works. I love the Godfather so much I even have the DVD's but I think I need to re-read this one to appreciate it more. Books I like instantly I can never put down, but this one I have been trying to finish for 4 days now, and no success yet. Though this book was started by Mario Puzo, it was finished by Carol Gino. Maybe, that's why it not as interesting? Hmm.
The book hopes to illustrate the Pope Alexander, Rodrigo Borgia as the first Don, but somehow fails miserably. There are cameos from Micheangelo, Da Vinci and Machiavelli but their appearance in the story does not create further interest.
When or if (I cant decide yet) I finish the book, I will tell you more about it. But don't hold your breath.