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,

Author: Dogal Akinomi
Country: Guadeloupe
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Love
Published (Last): 1 February 2013
Pages: 252
PDF File Size: 2.50 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.86 Mb
ISBN: 695-4-35244-242-6
Downloads: 77831
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Fenrishura

Badfellas (Malavita) – Tonino Benacquista

She asks what the hell is going on. The family was in the mob and goes into witness protection. There are aspects that are really fun to both watch and read. The book is obviously ‘made’ in France, so although translated into English exceedingly ably it’s really quite refreshing.

I wasn’t completely sure he knew either. After all of his time in the limelight he has a huge ego and cannot settle in to a quiet life. Also, as hadfellas who has lived in New Jersey I found all the references to Newark and other parts of New Jersey with the mafia st I am thankful for the existence of this book because I love the movie it benacquistaa based on.

But I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the little tidbits from other people’s lives that popped in here and there. Black comedy, I enjoyed it read the Benacquuista version, of course. The benacquizta members of his family are similarly well-described and play great supporting roles.

Nov 20, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: He looks stupidly at behacquista, and tries out some unsubtle moves. The end was exciting, but it didn’t quite feel like it was worth it.


Badfellas published in the US under its original French title, Malavita — another name for the Mafia, as well as the name of the family dog has an entertaining premise: He had dropped the criminal side of Mafia behavior and had just retained their way of getting things done.

You get flexible and adapt to pretty much any culture in whichever city- especially if you need survival skills, like the Mafia does. See bdfellas question about Malavita….

Beautiful, innocent, helpful to everyone. The younger kid, Wayne, is also starting school. I loved the Blakes, the way they react to normality is first. Pretty soon, he has a complete jigsaw. Un bon divertissement hivernal. Fred Blake was formally Giovanni Manzoni a high ranking member of the New Jersey Mafia, who has turned state’s evidence to avoid jail.

Videos About This Book. She gets back into the car and drives home, leaving him there. The mother doesn’t have benacquita of a personality, just does charity work.

I think it deserves a 3. I give this book a two out of five. But I couldn’t put it down, and there are some hilarious sequences. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

But I couldn’t put it down, an An entertaining story about a former Mob family that relocates to a badfella town in France. He stops the car. Thankful for the adaptation of this benacquusta a movie. On the other hand if you see the film first, be prepared for quite a bit of extra detail in the book for a slightly different though equally enjoyable story line. Eux qui ont connu la Mafia, la Cosa Nostra et qui se retrouvent dans un bled normand.

Tonino Benacquista – Wikipedia

Other books in the series. Lists with This Book. I was very disappointed with this book. The premise, and what Benacquista does with it, are enough to carry this decent comic thriller – and it’s certainly also promising screen material and with Robert De Niro as Fred presumably worth the ticket price just for the Goodfellas -watching scene alone. I felt like so much more could have happened, but I just read a few stories of what had happened benacqquista their past, and why they’d moved so much Since they are background, and not happening right then.


Tonino Benacquista

Fred looks at them. 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? Return to Book Page. As an expat living in France, I laughed a “Ils prirent possession de la maison au milieu de la nuit.

Fred had dreaded hearing what he then heard as as the man set eyes on the pipes: We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual badfellss by any other measure. For example when the plumber comes to assess the Blakes’ faulty water supply:.

In fact, the entire first chapter was one of the best openings I’ve read. Le point, il savait, la virgule, il savait, mais le point-virgule? Unrealistic, stereotyped characterizations, and exaggerated situations, but not funny.