5 So Much MoreMarnico | 18/07/2007 | See all Marnico's reviews (132)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer So you've seen the films and are comfortable with the characters, now settle down with this epic as familiar characters are expanded and you get a more in depth view of them. For example parts of Luca Brazi's, Vito Corleone's loyal assassin, life is described in spine tingling detail and gives you an insight into the cold and utter brutality of this individual. There are also characters that don't appear in the film that enhance the story. The treat here is that you think you know the story because you've seen the films but will be pleasantly surprised with the expanded characters and details.There is always a temptation to compare the film with the book, this is a rare case where they are both masterpieces in their own right and compliment each other. The book came first and and Francis Ford Coppola hired Mario Puzo to write the screenplay.Both men should pat themselves on the back then each other for a magnificent collabaration that has entertained and enthralled 2 generations now, with the lion's share of the accolades going to Mario Puzo for this perfect book.