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Gangsters and the Mafia have long been a fascination of mine, particularly the books and films that focus on familial ties. Much as I love Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel, “The Godfather,” I have to say that his follow-up, “The Sicilian,” is a superior work. It’s less about the Mafia and more about ideals. I’ve read it over recently and found one passage that sticks to me most. I’ve written it below. I’m just struck, and a little saddened, by the huge divide that can occur between the ideals of one generation and the next, between parent and child.
Beware! Spoilers abound for “The Sicilian”–

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