In this hilarious Mafia farce from Benacquista (Framed), Giovanni Malavita. Tonino Benacquista, trans. from the French by Emily Read. Malavita may refer to: Malavita ( film), an Italian film; Malavita ( film), a French film which was released in the USA under the title The Family; Malavita ( Badfellas for English translation), a novel by French writer Tonino Benacquista. Tonino Benacquista is an award-winning French crime fiction author, comics writer, and screenwriter. He wrote the novel Malavita (Badfellas for English .

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It had a lot of potential, but it felt a little slow and scattered. I am thankful for the existence of this book because I love the movie it is based on. Was bei einem ausgesetzten Kopfgeld von 20 Millionen Dollar mehr als unsicher ist. This piece of Benacquista noir succeeds so well due to him getting that balance of black humour and vicious crime so right.

I just discovered that this is also available in English translation, under the title Badfellas. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sold by Books Bazillion and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. But for someone like Fred, or for the rest of the family for that matter, being normal in any sense of the word is impossible.

Or Imagine The Sopranos transplanted to the French countryside…. There are a couple of places like this where the storyline falters a bit, creating distractions that really annoyed me at times. Five minutes later, she hears two women in the next aisle chatting about that bloody American bitch looking for peanut butter, merdemalavitta do these people think they are? Also, not a great title. Open Preview See a Problem?

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: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.


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Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. With a twenty million dollar bounty on his head, even the witness protection program was hard-pressed to offer adequate protection for him and his benacquisya — so eventually they figured the only safe place to stow him away was in Europe.

This isn’t Godfather-style idealization of the Mafia – the author spends some time talking about that – so what exactly is he doing? ComiXology Benacquita of Digital Comics. It charmed benacquisga enchanted me so much that I was annoyed when my husband interrupted my reading to take me out to.

Of course, the story culminates in the inevitable showdown. I read this with the anticipation of seeing the movie, I enjoyed it. Fred stays at home.

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Maggie, who prides herself on the efforts she’s made to learn French language and culture, is hurt. Along with them are a team of FBI men, assigned to them for protection against anyone wanting to claim the huge bounty put on Manzoni’s head by Mimino.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. There are aspects that are really fun to both watch and read. Sep 20, Kelsie Beaudoin The Bookworm rated it it was ok. I won’t tell you which characters don’t die in the book but there were a few I was glad to see still standing at the end. The owner tells her in his inimitable French way that there’s not much call for it round here.


This is a very fun read, very well written even the ‘illiterate’ characters had a strong vocabulary and I had to reach for my French dictionary every three pages or so. Une famille apparemment comme les autres, en somme. The Blake family moves into an old Norman brick-and-stone villa during the middle of the night. A sequel should have been written.


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I love the twist! Obviously, also, a lot of this is far from realistic, but Benacquista shows a nice touch in not playing it just for loud laughs. I might have labeled it more of a “dark comedy” — there’s no central mystery plotline, very little crime and it’s really more of a look at the lives and fortunes of this Witness-Protected family while in exile and at times the people guarding them.

No trivia or quizzes yet. View all 3 comments. Share your thoughts with other customers. Benaquista’s characters are well drawn. View all 12 comments. It says on the cover it is being made into a movie, so they will probably make it much faster and more dramatic. Lists with This Book.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. There are some very funny moments. He is the acclaimed author of several novels, including The Thursday Night Clubas well as film scripts and graphic novels. It feels like the father is the main ttonino, but his son’s story was almost more interesting to me Thanks for telling us about the problem.