Mario Puzo - The Godfather Penguin Readers Level 4 (1700 words)
This is the best-known tale of the American Mafia ever told. Don Corleone is the Godfather, the head of one of the richest families in New York. He is a gangster and his business is crime, violence and murder. His favourite son Michael is a lawyer who wants to lead a quiet, peaceful life. But when his father is nearly killed by rival gangsters Michael gets pulled into the dangerous world of the 'family business' … The Godfather starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, is one of the most popular films ever made. So popular in fact that three sequels were made about the Corleone family.