Review: Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition
Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Having seen the movie, “Road to Perdition,” I thought to read the book. I was not disappointed. I enjoyed the fact that the movie did not deviate from what the author wrote, as so many other movies tend to do.

The 1920’s and 1930’s were a very different world from what we live in, however this story still has a grain of the truth that lies inside parents … we don’t want our children to fall into some of the traps we found ourselves entwined in.

Michael Sullivan, a professional hit man, finds that he is in a position where his loyalty cannot be sacrificed, despite his love for the man, Rooney, who has been like a father to him, and also his employer/benefactor. This same man was a “grandfather” to Michael’s sons, as well. However, when push came to shove, Rooney proved to Micheal that blood was thicker than water when he supported his less-than-desireable son’s actions, and Michael had no choice but to protect his own son, not only from the mob, but from following the same path that he had.

A well written novel that will keep you turning the pages.

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