- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Star; New edition edition (17 April 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0352304456
- ISBN-13: 978-0352304452
- Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.8 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,125,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Warriors Paperback – 17 Apr 1986
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"Sol Yurick writes with savage power and Chaucerian detail. His sentences are short, punchy, telling." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Sol Yurick was born in New York, and lived in the city for the rest of his life. He worked as an investigator for the city s department of welfare. He was a lifelong social activist and published three novels. He died in 2013. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
"The Warriors" is fiction of the same genre as "Catcher in the Rye". And for my money more credible and more fun.
The film on the other hand.....is one of the best kick-ass, fight movies that has ever been made. Fight scenes are brilliant, great chases, high suspense, noble, smart goodies versus sick, evil badies, a really, really fun film. Comparisons with the book? DON'T MAKE THEM! If you want to see the events of the story as an adventure, don't read the book. If you're looking at them as social comment, don't watch the film. If you've got an open mind, do both. But please don't ignore them, the Warriors (both gangs) deserve better.
WOULD'VE GIVEN 5 STARS, BUT YOU GOTTA GIVE WILL SHAK. SOME ROOM!
The book is very well written, there are a few funny moments and plenty of intense moments as well. Its true you shouldnt really LIKE the gang because of of the things they do in the story but for some reason you are on their side. There's a part where they tease Lunkface (the biggest member, similar to Ajax in the movie) with a piece of candy which was quite amusing. The way the characters interact is very believable.
The Warriors isnt very long but its an epic read and worth that read. I wouldnt be surprised if this book inspired many other books after it about gang insignia and warfare. I got an old beat-up copy with a grey cover and will keep it and read it again and again in future.
I really found myself having an interest in the characters more so than i did when watching the film. The book goes into greater detail on the lives, personalities and experiences of these young kids growing up in new york where its every gang for themselves.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has seen the film, even those that havnt as its a great read and a real page turner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great to read the book which inspired one of my favorite movies ever.Published 15 months ago by S. Page
Don't read this expecting a literary version of the film. This is a much darker and more morally ambiguous offering.
I read it because I love the film. Read more
I read this off the back of the movie but it is a very different story but still a great read. Very dark in parts but extremely well written and very captivating.Published 20 months ago by Mark
The Warriors was originally written in 1965 but was slightly updated for the film tie-in Warriors - Ultimate Director's Cut Edition (1979) [DVD] but it was all based on the story... Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2013 by M. Spellman
I read this book back in the 80's,not the same edition as the one here,it had silver cover and was not tied in with the movie at all,like the book 'Monkey Planet' wich the 'Planet... Read morePublished on 5 July 2009 by Graham Walters
This is a all time classic movie!! this is just a short review, but if u are into gangs fights, chases andgood old music then this is the movie for u!! ;)Published on 28 Aug. 2005
This book was awful, absolutely awful!! I read the book after watching the film, the film was one of the best I have ever seen, and on that basis I expected the book to be good... Read morePublished on 1 Oct. 2004 by BS DAVIES