Bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz examines the painful and dark past of one of Batman's most devious foes. How did young Oswald Cobblepot go from being the apple of his mother's eye to the leader of underworld gangs and adversary of The Caped Crusader?
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About the Author
Gregg Hurwitz is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of The Tower, Minutes to Burn, Do No Harm, The Kill Clause, The Program, Troubleshooter, Last Shot, The Crime Writer, Trust No One, They're Watching, and coming soon, You're Next. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, shortlisted for best novel of the year by International Thriller Writers, nominated for CWA's Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, chosen as feature selections for all four major literary book clubs, honored as Book Sense Picks, shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Award, and translated into twenty languages.
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Penguin: Pain and Prejudice based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Many critics and readers have compared this to the beloved series The Killing Joke. If you're a batfan then you know what massive praise that is. This is a dark and brutal story that revolves around one of Batman's most classic foes. If you love Penguin, you'll love this. If you hate Penguin, you will have new respect for the character after this. Thanks to the skill of a fantastic writer, Penguin comes across as tragic and deadly... as opposed to being his typically goofy self. We see why and how Penguin remains as an A-list batvillian, and you'll find yourself cheering for Penguin one second and hating him the next... and then cheering for him again. The art, I could write a paper on how well this is drawn, but I still wouldn't do it justice. One of the greatest bad guy centric books of all time, this is a must read for any comic lover