There is no doubt in my mind that Mario Puzo is a storyteller. The world he has created is absorbing and once you are in, you won't want to come out not even for meals until you flip that last page.
If you're a fan of the movie, you will greatly enjoy this book. If you haven't seen the movie, you will still enjoy this book.
The world of the Corleones is dark and gritty. I really felt for Michael and how hard he tried to create a life away from his father's world but circumstances force him to come face to face with his unavoidable reality. As Don Vito says, a man has only one destiny.