Prizzi's Honor



PRIZZI S HONOR Is No Ordinary Story Of Boy Meets Girl Charley Partanna Is A Faithful Lieutenant For The Prizzis, New York S Most Powerful Mafia Family The Object Of His Affections Is Irene Walker, A Los Angeles Based Tax Consultant But It S Her Freelancing That Pays She S A Hit Woman For The Mob She Has Also Cheated The Prizzis Out Of An Unforgivably Large Sum Of MoneyThis Is Very Dangerous Moonlighting Indeed, And Eventually It Places Charley S Oldest Loyalties In Conflict With His Newest One Which WinsHis Best Book Since THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATEhe Mixes Caricature And Character As Easily As Charley Hacks Off Thumbs Chicago Tribune Book WorldPrizzi's Honor

Richard Thomas Condon was a satirical and thriller novelist best known for conspiratorial books such as The Manchurian Candidate.After service in the United States Merchant Marine, Condon achieved moderate success as a Hollywood publicist, ad writer and Hollywood agent Condon turned to writing in 1957 Employed by United Artists as an ad writer, he complained that he was wasting time in Hollywood and wished to write a novel Without Condon s knowledge, his boss, Max E Youngstein deducted amounts from his salary then fired him after a year giving him the amount of money he had deducted in the form of a Mexican bank account and the key to a house overlooking the ocean in Mexico Youngstein told him to write his book His second novel, The Manchurian Candidate 1959 , featured a dedication to Youngstein The movie made from it in 1962, made him famous Prizzi s Honor 1982 was likewise made into a successful movie.Condon s writing was known for its complex plotting, fascination with trivia, and loathing for those in power at least two of his books featured thinly disguised versions of Richard Nixon His characters tend to be driven by obsession, usually sexual or political, and by family loyalty His plots often have elements of classical tragedy, with protagonists whose pride leads them to a place to destroy what they love Some of his books, most notably Mile High 1969 , are perhaps best described as secret history And Then We Moved to Rossenara is a humorous autobiographical recounting of various places in the world where he had lived and his family s 1970s move to Rossenarra, Co Kilkenny, Ireland.

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Prizzi's Honor
  • Richard Condon
  • English
  • 20 June 2018
  • 042509507X

10 thoughts on “Prizzi's Honor

  1. says:

    Jack Nicholson has just realised that his girlfriend is a contract killer who s made fifty hits Well, says Kathleen Turner defensively, it s not so many when you consider the size of the population.

  2. says:

    I read this years ago one other book, but I think it was the last one It recently came up in a group I found I no longer had it, so I went to AbeBooks got the entire trilogy in paperback delivered for less than 10 Couldn t resist.It was great on a reread Condon s characters just pop with images of Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, Anjelica Huston dancing through the story, it was perfect The characters are overblown, teetering between caricatures real people The s I read this years ago one other book, but I think it was the last one It recently came up in a group I found I no longer had it, so I went to AbeBooks got the entire trilogy in paperback delivered for less than 10 Couldn t resist.It was great on a reread Condon s characters just pop with images of Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, Anjelica Huston dancing through the story, it was perfect The characters are overblown, teetering between caricatures real people The situation is twisty, both understandable ludicrous I was both laughing at them rooting for them both sides, either, neither throughout, but always totally engaged Definitely a classic Prizzi s Family comes before chronologically is spoiled by this one It s pretty over the top If you have the trilogy really plan on reading all 3, I d suggest starting with Family then reading this one, although it isn t nearly as good, though The last of the trilogy Prizzi s Glory, isn t either This is the first best A 4th book was added 5 or 6 years later, Prizzi s Money I haven t read it don t plan on it.Original review 4 stars It s been years since I read this about Y2K , but I really liked it Loved the movie, too

  3. says:

    I read this one before, bit it s worth while reading twice A great book by a great author This Condon s first and best book about the Prizzi s, a powerful mob of gangsters in Brooklyn, NY The main character and the mob s enforcer is Charley Partanna Charley attends a wedding and falls in love with a women who also attends Charley doesn t know she is a freelance shooter who has a contract in New York to hit and old gangster, normally Charley s responsibility.

  4. says:

    Mafia hit man in love Not as sharp and delightful as The Manchurian Candidate, but a solid read Playful, ironic, brutal, and classic very nearly a satirical retelling of Romeo and Juliet.Recommended for Mafia gang story fans, in a slightly unrealistic vein, as well as people who like a larger than life romantic drama.

  5. says:

    After The Godfather and before The Sopranos, there were the Prizzis, the extended first family of fictional organized crime Both Prizzi s Honor and Prizzi s Glory are wildly entertaining satires that I am always sad finish, and always wish there were oneto read.Another case where the books are better than the movie, good as it was.

  6. says:

    If you like your Mafia on the light side, this series is for you It has a good feel of authenticity, plenty of insider details, and just enough blood But fun.

  7. says:

    I have never seen the movie, but I can tell you the book is terrific Another WOW Two people fall in love, one cares about money above all things, the other cares about family above all things but they have one thing in common they kill people A story all about relationships and how crazy they can be Funny, sweet, sad, and lots and lots of action Richard Condon is now one of my all time favorite authors.

  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here If you love mafia this is one you The story is tight, fast moving, and in the end surprising There is great irony in the title If you look at what I have read in the last two years it is way over weighted with stuff written in the last 2 3 years It was fun reading a book where people smoked, used telephone books, carried guns on airplanes, and did not worry about DNA.

  9. says:

    Kind of like The Godfather meets slapstick Condon may be an acquired taste, but I acquired it long ago If you don t know his work this isn t the right starting point try MONEY IS LOVE for the bizarre side, or THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE for the plotting Great fun in any case.

  10. says:

    I love this book It s very entertaining and funny The story keeps you turning the pages and the dialogue is superbly written as it immediately puts you in the characters heads Charley is such a great character because he s smart yet stupid and he s a stone cold killer.

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