John’s Best of 2013

Richard Stark's Parker:  The Score by Darwyn CookeTitle:  Richard Stark’s Parker:  The Score

Author:  Darwyn Cooke


In this graphic novel adaptation of the crime noir classic, criminal genius Parker is brought strikingly to life.  After assembling a hand-picked team of men from his underworld past, Parker decides to embark on his most arrogant plan yet – the robbery of an entire town!  With the police embroiled in an intricate distraction and the perfect hideout waiting minutes away, the reader will both laugh and marvel at such a story which manages to be something uncommon in crime literature: ridiculous AND intelligent.  I also greatly enjoyed the original Richard Stark/Donald Westlake version.  This is one of the most fun crime stories you’ll ever read.

Recommended by:  John


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