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Badfellas Under cover of darkness an American family moves into a villa in Cholong sur Avre in Normandy Fred Blake the father tells everyone he is there to write a history of the Allied landings His wife Mag

  • Title: Badfellas
  • Author: Tonino Benacquista Emily Read
  • ISBN: 9781904738435
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Under cover of darkness, an American family moves into a villa in Cholong sur Avre in Normandy Fred Blake, the father, tells everyone he is there to write a history of the Allied landings His wife Maggie gets involved in a local charity their teenage children enrol in the lycee At first glance a family like any other But Fred s real name is Giovanni Manzoni an ex MaUnder cover of darkness, an American family moves into a villa in Cholong sur Avre in Normandy Fred Blake, the father, tells everyone he is there to write a history of the Allied landings His wife Maggie gets involved in a local charity their teenage children enrol in the lycee At first glance a family like any other But Fred s real name is Giovanni Manzoni an ex Mafia boss who has grassed and is now part of the FBI s witness protection program And his record in other locations would indicate that his cover is not likely to last very long.

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    1. An entertaining story about a former Mob family that relocates to a small town in France. (The Witness Protection Program is having problems keeping them safe in the US). It is a little disconcerting that Fred/Giovanni, a ruthless and brutal killer, somehow comes across as basically a good guy. This isn't Godfather-style idealization of the Mafia - the author spends some time talking about that - so what exactly is he doing? I wasn't completely sure he knew either. But I couldn't put it down, an [...]

    2. το απόλαυσα τόσο πολύ! με ιδιαίτερη αδυναμία στην περιγραφή του ταξιδιού της εφημερίδας ;)

    3. Cholong-sur-Avre in Normandy is the setting of this rather unconventional and darkly humorous tale. The Blake family moves into an old Norman brick-and-stone villa during the middle of the night. They had already lived in France for six years, first in Paris, then on the Cote D'Azur in Cagnes-sur-Mer. There's Fred, the head of the clan, Maggie his wife, and two teenagers, Belle and Warren. Just your typical American family relocating to the French countryside, right? Wrong. Fred is actually Mafi [...]

    4. "Ils prirent possession de la maison au milieu de la nuit."Best opening line EVER. In fact, the entire first chapter was one of the best openings I've read.This is a very fun read, very well written (even the 'illiterate' characters had a strong vocabulary) and I had to reach for my French dictionary every three pages or so. It's not nearly as violent as the film, which I didn't enjoy quite as much, and the ending is much better than depicted in the film.As an expat living in France, I laughed a [...]

    5. Die Charaktere sind schräg und konnten mich schon nach kürzester Zeit für sich begeistern. Natürlich hatte ich beim Lesen den Filmcast mit Robert de Niro und Michelle Pfeiffer im Kopf, obwohl ich den Film bislang nicht gesehen habe und das verdoppelte das Lesevergnügen noch einmal. Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm und mit einem Mafiosi als Vater sind Frau und Kinder durchaus mit Vorsicht zu genießen. Interessant wie Sohn Warren in kürzester Zeit zum Mini-Mafiosi mutiert und die gesam [...]

    6. Giovanni Manzoni is a New Jersey mob boss turned stool pigeon for the FBI. His testimony has been responsible for sending dozens of wise guys to jail, including the capo di tutti capos, Don Mimino, so naturally, there is a price on his head. It soon becomes apparent that he cannot safely live under the witness protection program in the United States, so his FBI handlers move him to France where we find him living in a small town in Normandy under the name of Fred Blake when the story opens.Fred [...]

    7. Imagine The Sopranos transplanted to the French countryside….This thrillingly comic, internationally bestselling Mafia farce is the inspiration for the major motion picture The Family starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones, and produced by Martin Scorsese.The Blakes are newcomers to a small town in Normandy. Fred is a historian researching the Allied landings, Maggie enjoys charity work, and their kids are looking forward to meeting other teenagers at the local lycée. [...]

    8. I had heard that Malavita was a French comedy about an American mob family. Perhaps it was the fact that the story was translated, or perhaps because I am not French and so do not have the same humor expectations, but I did not think the story was funny at all. Unrealistic, stereotyped characterizations, and exaggerated situations, but not funny. This story was not as fine combed as I would have liked. There were several instances that I felt kept the story from moving forward. One of these poin [...]

    9. Estreou o filme há pouco tempo e o póster chamou-me a atenção (pelos actores que gosto bastante), no entanto não quis ver trailer nenhum, não me quis informar mais. Vi o poster, achei graça, ficou-me na memória saber que era baseado num livro.Dias depois surge um passatempo no facebook acerca do livro em que tinha que se escrever uma frase, lá vou eu tentar a minha sorte e. . . pimbas. Ganhei. Assim que o recebi meti mãos à obra e toca de lê-lo para ver ainda o filme.Ainda não vi o [...]

    10. I saw the film. I enjoyed it so much I had to buy the bookBoth film and book are quite off beat. You will see and read something rather different from the normal stuff. Not that I'm running down the 'normal stuff', much of it can be pretty good, to both see or read.The film tends to be a bit Americanised, let's face it the Americans made it so how can it be otherwise. But the story is still quite unusual and all the more pleasurable for it, especially as it's made in France with a lot of French [...]

    11. Après un excellent départ, les personnages étant affectueusement caricaturés et très bien décrits, l'histoire se perd dans des digressions, trop de détails inutiles et le reste du livre s'étire en longueur. En plus c’est trop concentré sur le personnage principal et délaisse le reste de la famille et leurs gros potential.Je n'accroche pas trop avec le style d'écriture de l'auteur, car les dialogues sonnent faux. Ca se lit mais l'ensemble manque de consistance. La fin est totalement [...]

    12. Since I can remember, I've always been interested in the mafia, and I have no idea why ^^I liked the way the story is told, it made me feel like I was "living" the story, like I was part of it, so I can easily say it was an interesting reading experience.I loved the Blakes, the way they react to normality is first. funny ; second. so unexpected you can't know for sure what they're gonna do before they actually do it. I really really want to read the sequel now.4.25

    13. une lecture sympathique mais qui ne m a pas non plus emportée. il y a des passages drôles avec le contraste entre cette famille de mafieux repentis et ce tout petit village normand. Mais cela ne m'a pas suffi

    14. It is an interesting book with an inside look at mafia and witness protection programme. I think it deserves a 3.5 to be honest. I wanted to like Fred, but ultimately I didn't and that was probably the authors intention. Whats there to like about a guy whose life was to kill and gain power. Its an easy read and a good one when on holiday. It had a lot more potential but didn't quite live it out for me.

    15. L'intrigue est très simple : un mafiosi repenti, qui a balancé bon nombre de ses collègues de la Cosa Nostra se retrouve exilé en Normandie avec sa famille, dans le cadre d'un programme de protection de témoins. Un jour, il tombe sur une vieille machine à écrire et c'est le déclic, il va écrire ses mémoires. Les péripéties de cette famille américaine un peu particulière nous font vivre des moments exquis, avec toute une série de personnages mineurs désopilants. J'ai un faible pou [...]

    16. This was almost a good book. It had a lot of potential, but it felt a little slow and scattered. The family was in the mob and goes into witness protection. It feels like the father is the main character, but his son's story was almost more interesting to me though it fizzled out after the middle of the book. The daughter is vapid and boring. The mother doesn't have much of a personality, just does charity work. The end was exciting, but it didn't quite feel like it was worth it. I felt like so [...]

    17. "Malavita" é um livro completamente diferente do que eu esperava. Esperava um livro repleto de acção e sem coisas muito elaboradas. Mas, Tonino Benacquista, enganou-me bem.Este é um livro que dá para pensar. Conseguimos entender o que levou Fred a denunciar os seus "amigos" e o que sentiu a família ao ter de mudar de país. É que não foi de cidade, foi de país! Este não é um livro fácil de ler. Tem poucos diálogos, mas a escrita é compreensível. Dei por mim várias vezes a pensar [...]

    18. I was very disappointed with this book. The saying that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover is certainly true in this case. On the face of it this sounded exactly like the sort of book that I would enjoy, however the actual execution of the story for me left a lot to be desired and I felt let down.

    19. Black comedy, I enjoyed it (read the English version, of course). The ending was a bit over the top for me, but consistent with a Simon Pegg/ Edgar Wright story (though this will be made into a Hollywood movie, no doubt the humour will be lost or wasted).

    20. 478 - 2016Salah satu alasan aku membeli (dan kemudian membaca) buku ini saat menemukannya di BBW, karena aku sudah pernah menonton (dan menyukai) versi film besutan Luc Besson-nya.

    21. J'ai pris plaisir à lire ce livre. J'ai trouvé quelques longueurs, ce qui m'a empêchée de mettre 4 étoiles. Beaucoup d'humour et une excellente histoire.

    22. Kao dugogodišnja obožavateljica mafijaške tematike, razveselila sam se knjizi čija radnja počinje dolaskom bivšeg mafijaškog kuma i njegove obitelji u sklopu zaštite svjedoka u malo normandijsko selo. Međutim, izuzev poneke zanimljive scene i rečenice koja taman zaintrigira i privuče čitatelja ovo je veliki džumbus stereotipa i scena na koje čovjek jedino može okretati očima.Bivši mafijaški kum koji u ponekim trenucima zvuči toliko glupavo s krajnje neinteligentnim potezima (d [...]

    23. I am thankful for the existence of this book because I love the movie it is based on. However, and I hate to say it, but I actually enjoyed the movie so much more. I felt like all the characters were better developed in the movie. The random side stories of people the main characters either interacted with or were part of the way they were "found out" was unnecessary. Also, as someone who has lived in New Jersey I found all the references to Newark and other parts of New Jersey with the mafia st [...]

    24. Un peu fou comme histoire, mais vraiment divertissant. Les personnages sont bien présentés et c' est agréable de découvrir leurs histoires individuelles en plus de la grande histoire de la famille. J'ai moins aimé les passages qui ne sont pas en lien direct avec la famille, même si on se rend compte que chaque élément est choisi avec soin pour "la grande finale" du roman. Le film à fait de cette finale quelque chose d'encore plus grandiose alors que dans le roman, une partie de l'action [...]

    25. Ca se lit bien dommage qu il y ait deux belles incohérences à la fin comment expliquer que soudainement le FBI veut placer Fred devant une caméra pour montrer au monde entier qu il est vivant ? Alors que cela fait 6 ans qu il le protège et le cache seconde ineptie : apres la tentative d assassinat raté de Fred, ils placent la famille ds le repère des fédéraux qui se trouve juste en face de la maison des Blake : totalement incohérent la logique aurait voulu qu ils les cachent ailleur [...]

    26. Fred Blake (en vérité : Gianni Manzoni) s'installe en Normandie avec sa femme, ses deux enfants et le chien Malavita. Une histoire avec beaucoup d'humour, sur un repenti de la Maffia.'Le monde méprise les repentis. Quoi de pire que de vendre un frère ? Au coupable d'un tel crime, Dante réservait le dernier cercle de l'enfer.'

    27. Inhalt:Mitten in der Nacht bekommt ein kleines Nest in der Normandie Zuwachs, Familie Blake, ein Zuwachs der noch für Aufruhr sorgen wird.Das männliche Oberhaupt der Familie war Mitglied der Mafia, sein Verrat an seine eigenen Leute brachte ihn in das Zeugenschutzprogramm und da mit der Mafia nicht zu scherzen ist, war eine neue Identität im Ausland nicht zu umgehen.Denn die Mafia sinnt nach Rache und auf seinen Kopf ist eine beachtliche Summe ausgesetzt, die Familie wird also nahegelegt sich [...]

    28. Boring at first, but after Chapters 3 and 4, it was thrilling. Couldn't wait to see how it ended. Plus, I kept picturing De Niro as I read the book. I couldn't picture him in the first few chapters, but as I continued reading he started to come alive. Apart from all that, the book was great.

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