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The Road to Perdition #2020

The Road to Perdition By Max Allan Collins Richard Piers Rayner The Road to Perdition The basis for the major motion picture Road to Perdition is an enthralling crime noir story of revenge morality and family loyalty Michael O Sullivan is a deeply religious family man who works as an
  • Title: The Road to Perdition
  • Author: Max Allan Collins Richard Piers Rayner
  • ISBN: 9780743442244
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Road to Perdition By Max Allan Collins Richard Piers Rayner The basis for the major motion picture, Road to Perdition is an enthralling crime noir story of revenge, morality and family loyalty Michael O Sullivan is a deeply religious family man who works as an Irish mob family s chief enforcer But after his elder son witnesses one of his father s hits, the godfather orders the death of O Sullivan s entire family Barely survivingThe basis for the major motion picture, Road to Perdition is an enthralling crime noir story of revenge, morality and family loyalty Michael O Sullivan is a deeply religious family man who works as an Irish mob family s chief enforcer But after his elder son witnesses one of his father s hits, the godfather orders the death of O Sullivan s entire family Barely surviving an encounter that takes his wife and younger son, O Sullivan and his remaining child embark on a dark and violent mission of retribution against his former boss Featuring accurate portrayals of Al Capone, Frank Nitti and Eliot Ness, this book offers a poignant look at the relationship between a morally conflicted father and his adolescent son who both fears and worships him.
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    1. Max Allan Collins Richard Piers Rayner

      Received the Shamus Award, The Eye Lifetime achievment award in 2006.He has also published under the name Patrick Culhane He and his wife, Barbara Collins, have written several books together Some of them are published under the name Barbara Allan.Book AwardsShamus Awards Best Novel winner 1984 True DetectiveShamus Awards Best Novel winner 1992 Stolen AwayShamus Awards Best Novel nominee 1995 Carnal HoursShamus Awards Best Novel nominee 1997 Damned in ParadiseShamus Awards Best Novel nominee 1999 Flying Blind A Novel about Amelia EarhartShamus Awards Best Novel nominee 2002 Angel in BlackJapanese or

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    1. Just a plain old black and white graphic novel WHOA Hold it right there partner That description does not even come close when we are talking about this book The story line itself really was amazing enough Now look in the back of the book at the blurb about the illustrator It took him a total of four, that is correct, no misprint here, four long years just to do the illustrations for this book I really love how my mind was able to actually bleed color and breathe emotion into each panel This is [...]


    2. After seen the movie, Road to Perdition, I thought to read the book I was not disappointed I enjoyed the fact that the movie did not deviate from what the author wrote, as so many other movies tend to do.The 1920 s and 1930 s were a very different world from what we live in, however this story still has a grain of the truth that lies inside parents we don t want our children to fall into some of the traps we found ourselves entwined in.A well written novel that will keep you turning the pages.



    3. Road to Perdition is the original story off of which the Tom Hanks movie was made As with most things, the book is far, far superior Michael O Sullivan is a good family man He served during World War 1 and was a good and decorated soldier Mike O Sullivan also happens to be a top level assassin for a mob boss named Looney O Sullivan keeps his work and family strictly apart One day his young son sneaks into the back of a car to see what his father does and witness a mob execution Mike O Sullivan i [...]


    4. Thoroughly enjoyable I read the new expanded novel It really doesn t add anything to the movie but good never the less Collins owes something of the plot to Donald E Westlake s The Outfit A Parker novel written under the Richard Stark pseudonym Also I am struck by how prolific Collins is He can crank them out with amazing regularity Collins also wrote a sequel The Road to Purgatory I think that will be my next book I d like to have seen Bob Hope and Bing Crosby do these Road Movies


    5. This was a quick read and entertaining enough Ordinarily, I can t stand books films about the mafia or the Prohibition era in the US but I ve read good things about this book and thought I d give it a go While this is a story about vengeance for a depraved and unnecessary act of violence, carried out typically with further acts of violence, I can only have sympathy for the kids in it I can t really sympathise with the protagonist, Michael O Sullivan, who is, after all, a gun for hire who made a [...]


    6. I read this after I d seen the movie, I do remember when watching the movie that it reminded of something, but I just couldn t place my finger on it.It all became clear once I read the Graphic Novel this is an american interpretation of Kauzo Koike s Lone Wolf Cub.And it s a damned good one too Although the art did seem to focus on the characters than the scenery there are very few longshots, most of the illustrations are close ups of the characters I found this unusual, but tended to like it n [...]


    7. Random browsing among a rack of comics brought me to this book The first thought that popped up in my mind was a long list of names Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law and Daniel Craig And then like an obedient reader, I found myself a chair and sat down to read The contents and the story line are not novel Told from the point of view of a child, the story revolves around his father,a resourceful assassin who faces off against his former mentor in the 1930 s America The art work captures the feel o [...]



    8. Damn, but this was breathtaking The story, the art, the attention to detailjustwow.Weaving a fictional story out of facts, this is a strangely heartwarming story of a boy whose father happens to be the Archangel of Death for the Looney mob There s often an attempt by authors to imbue their hitmen with a sense of honour or a strong morale code Think The Boondock Saints, for example But rarely does it get pulled off.Here, it does This was 300 glorious pages of action and empathy, of family and hon [...]



    9. Over the course of an evening I read this novel, and it was the first graphic novel I had actually read I feel like this story is heavily influenced by Japanese Samurai culture O Sullivan, the main character alongside his son, was previously a soldier learned in the art of war, and coming from a lower class Irish family he finds little opportunity after the war than through the same art, working with the mafia He is skilled in his profession and is apparently unmatched, while still focusing on r [...]


    10. Lo le en la edici n integral de Panini, pero marco esta porque es la nica individual en castellano que encontr En cuanto al contenido en s impresionante una de las mejores historias de g ngsters que le Est bien, le poco y nada del g nero Pero lo conozco, como todo el mundo, de pel culas que abordan la poca y la tem tica aunque, lo admito, tampoco he visto tantas , y c mo encaran el tema del noble asesino en desgracia, c mo lo desarrollan y c mo lo narran, simplemente impecable Sobre todo el fina [...]


    11. This was quite a surprise to me I knew that the story was a graphic novel and a very good one at that long before the film reached the headlines however it never really appealed to me I don t know why it just never really registered Well a chance encounter with all 3 volumes they are listed here and I will be started number 2 shortly at a local charity shop I thought I would take a gamble well here I am finishing volume one and I must admit I am impressed The artwork though atmospheric is nothin [...]


    12. I remember really enjoying the film, but really remembering anything about it I d been meaning to check out the Graphic Novel for awhile, and was happy to find on the shelf of my local library I loved the art, and thought that the mix of historical truths with the fiction gave this short book some needed depth to its world I enjoyed the grit and violence of it, and completely devoured the book, but overall, it s take it or leave it fare If you like noir gangster stories, and comics, you can t go [...]


    13. This was a perfect graphic novel Everything works the gripping story, the sharply drawn characters, the amazing illustrations I was hooked from page one, impossible to put down It s a story of a mob soldier whose son witnesses a hit, causing father and son to go on the run but the father still wants his vengeance I was absorbed into this book completely, I felt like I was in a classic film noir and did not want to leave If you love noir or graphic novels, you have no choice READ THIS.


    14. Road To Perdition was a great comic, it follows the story of a little boy and his father The father turns out to be into crime which leads to the son almost becoming batman, he became of a Carl from the Walking Dead, although later he definitely becomes batman This comic had a great story and was very enjoyable, although it seemed long it was a quick book to read through I would recommend this to anyone who is into action and likes gangsters.


    15. Had no idea that this was a book before it was a movie, until a friend suggested it to me And I m glad he did It s great It reads much like a movie storyboard I ve never seen the movie but I will now Time to look for Max Allan Collins.


    16. This gangland graphic novel is fairly well rendered and has its moments, but Collins really lacks the subtleties as a writer that would make it really effective, and the art is at best mediocre The movie changes a lot and is overall probably the better work which is rare.


    17. The story of Michael Sullivan He might have been the embodiment of evil, and he might have been a holy man But as we go through the book, we know from the perspective of his son that he was just a man, an honorable man, with merits and flaws.


    18. RTP is a riveting read Very much B grade movie melodrama but in its npir moments it works a treat Like a 30s film it plays on family times and the draw of sentiment.Seemingly out of place out of date but the whole package works.




    19. Like many, I was first introduced to the film adaptation before reading Max Allan Collins s original graphic novel A friend of mine was keen on the movie and brought the DVD over one night to watch I liked it, but I wasn t as in love with it as he was To this day, I ve not gotten around to buying my own copy For that matter, I ve not seen it since While returning The Middleman to the library, I discovered they now had the graphic novel available It had been on my To Read list for quite some time [...]


    20. The three stars is not an indication of how impressed I am with this graphic novel, or how much I enjoyed it, because I am impressed, and I DID enjoy it I just have difficulty placing graphic novels on the level of, say, The Grapes of Wrath Sue me I read this graphic novel because I am absolutely overwhelmed by the film adaptation staring Tom Hanks back in the early 2000 s It was one of the finest films I ve ever seen, and when I realized it was an adaptation, of course I had to consider if for [...]


    21. if youve seen the film, this is that AND a lot and the spirit is hard edged and hard boiled gangster shit with a heapload of Catholic guilt Collins sticks to the history or less as he readily admits in the intro to the reissue that came out in 2001, before the movie s release but during production What I liked the most was the marriage of the point of view being from the son, although we get to see what Michael O Sullivan said and did behind closed doors and with bullets flying much of the ti [...]


    22. Road to Perdition s appellation is a fitting one the road, not so much arduous, but long, and slow By that I mean it s production four years in the making, long for a graphic novel of merely four to five panels per page, but by the product on the page, worth the wait Road to Perdition marks the first installment of the read all comics project Those familiar with the site will know that Kevin Hellions attempted this, but abandoned it shortly after, searching for common themes to the project, and [...]


    23. It s difficult to put this book into words There are obvious parallels to Lone Wolf and Kid and Death Wish, but the clearest comparison at this modern date would be to John Wick, obviously directly inspired by this book This is a revenge story, a brutal one that involves a child, but a righteous one that any reader can understand.The art matches the story stark, bleak, jarring, without nuance It s quite well done overall The story is as taut as any good hard boiled pulp, and moves along at a cli [...]


    24. Tom Hanks played Mike O Sullivan in one of my all times favorite movies A hit man with a conscious The book proved the theory that films do not do books justice.



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