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Postby Creation88 on Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:06 pm

RadRacing wrote:Love me some Winslow..out today!
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finished this on Audible (audiobook) a few weeks ago. My first Winslow and thoroughly enjoyed it especially because the voice behind First 48 is the narrator Dion Graham. his description of "kings" early in the book is eloquent poetry.

now moving on to The Cartel.

if you like The Force take a look at this: short graphic novel
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Postby hunterjax on Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:02 pm

Criminal is an amazing series.
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Postby FrankBooth on Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:23 pm

The entire Criminal series is actually pretty massive, well worth a look and anything Brubaker/Phillips do honestly.
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Postby Creation88 on Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:25 pm

What other crime based graphic novels do you all recommend?
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Postby mfaith on Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:28 pm

Brian Michael Bendis' pre-Marvel Indy Graphic Novels (published later by Image), are some fantastic crime noir stories.

Jinx, Goldfish, Torso, and Fire are all excellent

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.K.A._Goldfish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torso_(Image_Comics)
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Postby RadRacing on Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:08 am

Creation88 wrote:finished this on Audible (audiobook) a few weeks ago. My first Winslow and thoroughly enjoyed it especially because the voice behind First 48 is the narrator Dion Graham. his description of "kings" early in the book is eloquent poetry.

now moving on to The Cartel.

if you like The Force take a look at this: short graphic novel
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Nice one. Will def. check that graphic novel out. Hadn't heard of it.

Really enjoyed the Force also (I kept picturing Herc from the Wire as Malone for some reason). IMO the Cartel (& Power of the Dog) are even better. You don't need to have read Power of the Dog to read the Cartel but if you have the time, start with POTD. It'll give you some good background on some of the characters. Both are super entertaining.
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Postby hunterjax on Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:16 pm

Creation88 wrote:What other crime based graphic novels do you all recommend?

Darwyn Cooke's Parker series too - adaptations of the Richard Stark (Don Westlake) novels. So damn good.

And like Frank said - anything by Brubaker/Phillips is great - Incognito is more super-hero crime, but very pulp-y.

Last Days of American Crime by Rick Remender is also a great little story.

David Lapham's series (name is escaping me right now) is like punk rock crime.

Garth Ennis's run on Punisher - again super hero crime with lots of ultra-violence.
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Postby hunterjax on Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:22 pm

mfaith wrote:Brian Michael Bendis' pre-Marvel Indy Graphic Novels (published later by Image), are some fantastic crime noir stories.

Jinx, Goldfish, Torso, and Fire are all excellent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Mic ... ber_Comics
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinx_(Image_Comics)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_(Image_Comics)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.K.A._Goldfish
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torso_(Image_Comics)

yeah, all of these, but ESPECIALLY Torso. Really good comic on a fascinating case I knew nothing about before reading it.
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Postby sidewaysscott on Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:39 pm

Finished this today. Really enjoyed it.

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Postby ricv64 on Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:21 am

saw the movie in the 70's always wanted to read it

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Postby RadRacing on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:43 am

Creation88 wrote:if you like The Force take a look at this: short graphic novel
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Have since taken in 6 volumes of this. Top notch, thanks for the suggestion.
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Postby stuarthimsley on Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:13 am

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My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd

The best war book I've read. Maybe the best book I've read. Soon to be made into a movie starring Tom Hardy.
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Postby mfaith on Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:49 pm

Just started King's 11/22/63 today.

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