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Road to Perdition (New Edition) (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)
     

Road to Perdition (New Edition) (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

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by Max Allan Collins
 

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Michael O'Sullivan is a deeply religious family man who works as the chief enforcer for an Irish mob family. But after O'Sullivan's eldest son witnesses one of his father's hits, the godfather orders the death of his entire family. Barely surviving an encounter that takes his wife and youngest son, O'Sullivan and his only remaining child embark on a dark and violent

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Michael O'Sullivan is a deeply religious family man who works as the chief enforcer for an Irish mob family. But after O'Sullivan's eldest son witnesses one of his father's hits, the godfather orders the death of his entire family. Barely surviving an encounter that takes his wife and youngest son, O'Sullivan and his only 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401241599
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
11/13/2012
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DC Comics
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
266,582
File size:
145 MB
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Meet the Author

MAX ALLAN COLLINS was hailed in 2004 by Publisher's Weekly as "a new breed of writer." A frequent Mystery Writers of America Edgar nominee, he has earned an unprecedented fifteen Private Eye Writers of America Shamus nominations for his historical thrillers, winning for his Nathan Heller novels True Detective (1983) and Stolen Away (1991).

His graphic novel Road to Perdition is the basis of the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks, directed by Sam Mendes. His many comics credits include the syndicated strip Dick Tracy, his own Ms. Tree and Batman.

He has been called "the novelization king" by Entertainment Weekly, with tie-in books on the USA Today bestseller list nine times and the New York Times list twice. His movie novels include Saving Private Ryan, Windtalkers, Daylight, I Spy, U.S Marshals, Air Force One, Maverick, U-571, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King. He also wrote the prose version of the movie based on his own Road to Perdition. His TV tie-in work includes novels based on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NYPD Blue, Dark Angel and Bones.

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Road to Perdition 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins is just an amazing book. The book tells us the story of a very professional hit man for a Chicago mob, Michael Sullivan, who at the same time is a loving, caring, and protective husband and father of two boys. Despite this, he is not a good man. Sullivan is an idol and also an stranger to both of his young sons. He is a moral man; a man that down deep inside knows that what he does is wrong. But that is his work, and that is because his boss raised him, and when they had nothing he gave them a home, a life. He is the man he loves the most, a father to him. And John Rooney felt the same towards Mike. So, therefore he leads two separate lives. The boys are always curious about what their father does for a living, but they know they can¿t ask him. One day the oldest son hides in the car and goes on one of his 'missions'. He finds out the truth about his father¿s profession, and endangers his family. This is what I liked about the book, its unique and strange way of trying to tell us and make us become more aware of how the relationship between two people is so important. Road to Perdition is a very simple story to understand. Max Allan Collins has a curious way of writing that keeps you intrigued throughout the novel. There are many quotes in this novel that will remain in my head. But, if I had to pick one¿I¿m sure that one quote that I will never forget is when John Rooney is talking to his ¿son¿, Mike Sullivan, and he says: ¿There are only murderers in this room¿. Open your eyes, Mike! This is the life we lead¿the life we chose¿. There¿s only one guarantee. None of us will see heaven¿. And then Sullivan replies: ¿Michael could¿. When he says this, I finally understood what Sullivan¿s fear was. It was not death, but that his son¿his surviving son would follow the same road. The theme of the book is the relationship between fathers and sons. I think there is always lie, and also truth. There is love, and there is hatred. I¿ve come to realize that when a specific truth is revealed, when you find a flaw in the man you always looked up to, the man you considered to be your father, you have got to know how to react, you need to know how to deal with it. It relates to my life, in the same way it relates to everybody¿s life. There is always a paternal image, always. Sometimes we just don¿t know how to handle important issues that can take you to serious misunderstandings. I do recommend this book to every one because it¿s full of events that you don¿t even think that could happen. I know it is a short book, but absolutely amazing. I recommend the movie of the same name and story as well. It is one of the best films in a long time I believe. You just don¿t see Tom Hanks and Paul Newman on the big screen every day. We all know that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it. Collins has a way of writeing that keeps you intreged until the end and then begging for more. Excellent book highly recomended to all my friends
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A good quick reader. A couple days is the most it will take to get through this little story but worth the trip.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book was one of the best books i have read all summer and i can't wait to see the movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a really great book. to tell you the truth i only read it cuz jude law was on the cover. but it was a facsinating tale of a hit man. i love how the author tried to show there was a human side to every character. and it isn't difficult at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nowhere did it say that the whole book is cartoons. Thought it was like the movie "Road to Perdition." I would not recommend this book for anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i hate this