The Sicilian

I wasn’t quite halfway through The Sicilian by Mario Puzo when I was locked up, and it was nearly a decade of incarceration before I came across a copy of it. My expectations were up, and I was let down. The novel is about a young Sicilian revolutionary who fights against the mafioso establishment and police corruption that keeps his family and fellow countrymen perpetually indentured. I wanted to like this novel, but it was lackluster at best, and not even cameo-type appearances by the character Michael Corleone from Puzo’s far superior novel The Godfather could save it from being a disappointment.

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