“Arrangements had been made by his PR man and aide. At his house a chauffeured car was waiting, a rented car. In it were the PR man and another member of his entourage. Johnny parked his car and hopped in and they were on their way to their airport. He waited inside the car while the PR man went out to meet Tom Hagen’s plane. When Tom got into the car they shook hands and drove back to his house.”
Is it just me, or is that not incredibly passive and dull? It sounds more like an instruction manual or a list of events. I wish I could say the rest of the book is any better, but it’s not. I would stop reading but it’s required for my course. The sex scenes are even worse, like a mechanical description of horse sex for perverse scientists.
Do you know who wrote that or where it’s from? The Godfather by Mario Puzio. I get the feeling the film adaption is 100 times better. I’m not impressed by the book, even 218 pages in.
- #2. The Godfather (ultimatequeue.com)