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The Resource Eight million ways to die, adapted and illustrated by John K. Snyder III ; lettering by Frank Cvetkovic

Eight million ways to die, adapted and illustrated by John K. Snyder III ; lettering by Frank Cvetkovic

Label
Eight million ways to die
Title
Eight million ways to die
Statement of responsibility
adapted and illustrated by John K. Snyder III ; lettering by Frank Cvetkovic
Title variation
  • Lawrence Block
  • 8,000,000 ways to die
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Matthew Scudder is dying, one bottle at a time. A young prostitute named Kim Dakkinen is dying too, her life measured out in tricks. She wanted out, had asked for Scudder's help, but suddenly she wasn't dying anymore, she was just dead. The former cop turned P.I. promised to protect her, but he failed. Now his atonement is to find her killer. But the secrets in the dead hooker's past are dirtier than her living, and searching for a killer in a city where everyone's a victim is a good way to make the role permanent. Steeped in traditional pulp, Block's writing has a true gift for capturing the art of conversation between his characters. These are the lowlifes of society, for whom Block occasionally finds redemption, but who are more often among the vilest beings in human existence. Snyder's art both encapsulates and elevates these rough-cut gems in a graphic, grainy, and moody setting that evokes the dark, noir magazine covers of the period
Summary
In crime-ravaged 1980s New York, a troubled ex-cop turned unlicensed detective takes on his most dangerous case, hunting down a serial killer-hitman, and ultimately coming face-to-face with his deadliest enemy, himself, in this graphic novel adaptation of the book by Lawrence Block
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Tone
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Character
Illustration
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10687923
Cataloging source
YDX
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1961-
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Snyder, John K.
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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ptpm_dUwCvE
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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  • Block, Lawrence
  • Cvetkovic, Frank
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True
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  • Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character)
  • Prostitutes
  • Private investigators
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Eight million ways to die, adapted and illustrated by John K. Snyder III ; lettering by Frank Cvetkovic
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1010778226
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781613778845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1010778226
Label
Eight million ways to die, adapted and illustrated by John K. Snyder III ; lettering by Frank Cvetkovic
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1010778226
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781613778845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1010778226

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