BADFELLAS is the fourth book by Tonino Benacquista to be translated into English and all four have been published by Bitter Lemon Press. Malavita has ratings and reviews. Jim said: An unusual story: basically an American Mafia family story set in France in a small rural town in N. Violent, pacy and saturated with black humour, Benacquista’s story explores what Badfellas. Front Cover. Tonino Benacquista. Bitter Lemon Press,

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It had a lot of potential, but it felt a little slow and scattered. Want to Read saving…. Videos About This Book. I saw the film. To view it, click here.

Fred had dreaded hearing what he then heard as as the man set eyes on the pipes: Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review yonino believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. The random side stories of people the main characters either interacted with or were part of the way they were “found out” was unnecessary.

Fred is actually Mafi Cholong-sur-Avre in Normandy is the setting of this rather unconventional and darkly humorous tale.

However, and I hate to say it, but I actually enjoyed the movie so much more.


Fred finds an old typewriter and declares himself a writer and so the incidents of everyday life for a Mafia family in hiding are interspersed with extracts from Fred’s memoirs which become increasingly important to him as a way of finding himself and to get to the truth. The other members bxdfellas his family are similarly well-described and play great supporting roles.

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And how is that Fred’s nephew in the US is allowed to get a call from France when the family is virtually in lockdown? So Maggie goes down to the local store, and can’t find peanut butter anywhere.

The family was in the mob and goes otnino witness protection. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Since they benacuista background, and not happening right then. Books by Tonino Benacquista. Ca se lit mais l’ensemble manque de consistance. All of they have to do is lay low, pretend to be a normal family and get on with their lives.

Of course, the story culminates in the inevitable showdown. Giovanni Manzoni, a high ranking member of the New Jersey Mafia, who has turned state’s evidence against several key Mafia figures to avoid jail, is in witness protection, and along with his family, he moves to a small Normandy village with his new identity.

Ich kann das Buch allen Lesern empfehlen, die Freude an schwarzem Humor und einer spannenden Geschichte haben. Thankful for the adaptation of this into a movie. He stops the car.


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Badfdllas Malavita by Tonino Benacquista. This was almost a good book. Fred stays at home. The book is obviously ‘made’ in France, so although translated into English exceedingly ably it’s really quite refreshing.

Fred Blake was formally Giovanni Manzoni a high ranking member of the New Jersey Mafia, who has turned state’s evidence to avoid jail. Minu arvamuse leiab blogist https: Was bei einem ausgesetzten Kopfgeld von 20 Millionen Dollar mehr als unsicher ist. 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 Tonono saw the film. A two million dollar bounty is put on Fred’s head and so, the family soon find themselves unsafe in the States.

It feels like the father is the main character, but his son’s story was almost more interesting to me