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A History of Violence - Locke Vince

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Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Locke Vince, Wagner John / Paperback / 286 Pages / Book is published 1997-02-01 by DC Comics

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      01.07.2009 01:42
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      A classic thriller story, one of the best comic thrillers

      John Wagner, the creator of Judge Dredd, wrote this story in 1995 and in 2005 it was adapted into a film that received a couple of awards.

      The plot revolves around an everyday man gets caught up in a robbery and through a bit of seemingly luck manages to stop it from happening. He then becomes a local hero with a lot of media attention, which attracts some attention from some mob hit men who claim he is the man they've been hunting for many years.

      With his family being threatened this book tells the story of an everyday man trying to keep his loved ones alive, leading to an intense thriller of a comic.

      I wont spoil anything else for you other than to say that it is apparent that all is not quite as it seems but the ending is something truly unexpected, as well as being very grisly.

      This well written story is accompanied by some good artwork in the style of plain monochromatic, pen and ink drawings that seem suit to story.

      I picked up this book just because I recognised the name and it was going cheap; I was surprised to find a real gem of a story in this book. With a story unlike many others in the comic genre this thriller is worth every penny and will keep you flicking the pages, then leaving you wanting more when you have finished.

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