Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition, michael sullivan, conrad l hall, perdition, mike sullivan, pieces of april

Several years ago, a friend, who is a voracious reader and whose tastes run akin to mine, asked me if I had ever read any graphic novels. My immediate thought was “Graphic Whats?” He showed me a few on his table, and I snorted, “Comic books? No, I outgrew those decades ago.” He said, “Girl, they aren’t what you think they are. Please, read these, and then get back to me. I think your opinion might change.”

The books he had handed me were The Road To Perdition and Maus. The Road To Perdition has many published variations; this was the book upon which the movie was based.

Road to Perdition (ABC): Released 2002. Tom Hanks plays a mobster during the depression that takes his son with him as he tries to track down the people responsible for killing his wife and daughter. Runs three hours.

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure. However after his son is witness to a killing he has done Mike Sullivan finds him self on the run trying to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him. Jude Law co stars as a hit man hired to kill Sullivan

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