- File Size: 2187 KB
- Print Length: 531 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1942206070
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- Publisher: J.M. Darhower (October 27, 2014)
- Publication Date: October 27, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00O9YYP7W
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IMO Corrado was a psychopath.
According to the Society for the Study of Psychopathy, psychopath traits include:
Lack of guilt/remorse
Lack of empathy
Lack of deep emotional attachments
He showed all of those characteristics at one time or another throughout the book. The only redeeming quality I found about his was his love for Celia. He admitted to Celia, his wife, that he would cheat and lie to anyone but her and he didn't. Corrado, was a virgin when they got together and was never with one else. Unlike the majority of the other men in the book he was faithful to his wife. His lack of empathy for anyone but Celia and possible his godfather and lack of guilty or remorse for being a hit man for the mob was too much for me to find him redeemable. He reminded me of Dexter but I actually liked Dexter who tried to be better. Corrado did not try to be a better person with anyone except with his wife.
It annoyed me that he was the Kevlar killer and yet he allowed himself to be a doormat to the Godfather and Corrado's immediate family as well. His mother abused him, his father neglected him and his sister was evil and yet he continued to allow himself to be treated poorly by all of them even when he was an adult.
I had mixed feelings about Celia. She knew what Carrado was and yet she loved and stayed with him anyway. In fact, she chased him as opposed to the other way around. It would have been nice if Carrado took the initiative as he claimed to have loved her since meeting her as a child but he was the submissive one in the relationship. Again does not bode with my idea of a frightening killer. The guy was a wuss.
I liked Celia's brother, at least of what I read about him in this book. He too was faithful to his wife since meeting her when he was a teenager. I read the first book, Sempre but do not remember reading about him. However I read it a long time ago. I am going to reread it because I want to read more about him. Hopefully he does not become like Carrado.
As stated above I found this book depressing and it did not help that it was from Corrado's point of view. Carrado rarely smiled and his happiness seemed fleeting. Also all of the male main characters died in their 40s or early 50's including Carrado.
I started this book when it first came out, and it remains unfinished although I'm close to the end. Let me say that I love Corrado. After reading Sempre, Corrado Moretti became the book husband of my fantasies. I absolutely LOVED him!! I still do. In Sempre, you have this cold hearted killer who is so in love with his wife. How awesome and romantic is that?! So, I looked forward to reading this book, and reading more details about their love story. I couldn't wait for this book to come out.
This book is about 25% romance, 75% mafia. I liked reading his backstory in the beginning. I enjoyed his and Celia's budding relationship and marriage. But their romance wasn't even close to being the focus of the story. Which makes me sad. I will finish the book soon, but I just stopped reading because I was disheartened by the lack of romance in the story. I will say that it is a good book, just not enough romance for me. Maybe there will be more in the last 20% that I have left to read.
Re-read and finished the book 12-9-17:
I loved the book. It's amazing how 3 years later I finally get back to this book and I loved it. I was so engaged in the story. I still love Corrado. I was sad at various parts and the ending made me teary. . . And this is a beautiful love story. I saw it with different eyes and I appreciated the entire story.
This book is the closest thing to the movie and I'm absolutely in love with it! Corrado is...well, special. Yes, he's dangerous, weird, and a little bit of a sociopath. But, he has heart. He's loyal. And he loved his wife, damn it! Celia was a force to be reckoned with too! It was really comical how she pursued him. The tough love lessons from Antonio and Vincent...I have to admit that their relationship was that of brothers.
But the real reason I love Corrado so much...He's a WHITE SOX fan! As a life-long fan here, I love that he was just as devoted as I am! Not everyone from Chicago bleeds cubbie blue. 2005 was a great year for them, too!
Great captivating story about a man making a name for himself and realistically portraying the mafia instead of fantasy. This is by far my favorite book by JM and maybe my favorite male character. He was so complex but what's not to love about that!
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Made was definately an extra added bonus to the series with a fantastic insite to Corrado's character.