Wow. What brilliance. It'd be unquestionable in its achievement if not for the strong, fragrant sexism that made me cringe. Still, I read on. It was horrifying and awe-inspiring at how brilliant prose can be, and how strongly the power of men could obliterate any presence or value of women. What better world to portray it than mafia. This is perhaps the book our children will consider a horror story, and not because of the murders. The rise of one family and the downfall of one's humanity. Can't say I've read anything more precise that explains the playground of men. Scary indeed.