Thursday, December 11, 2014

The ten best adventure novels from 1965

At Boing Boing, Joshua Glenn tagged the ten best adventure novels from 1965, including:
Sol Yurick’s hunted-man adventure The Warriors.

After an assembly of New York gangs devolves into chaos, the Coney Island Dominators, a black/Hispanic gang of murderers and rapists, must trek home from the Bronx — all the while defending their thuggish sense of manhood — through gang turfs. It’s loosely based on Xenophon’s Anabasis (c. 370 BC), which recounts the travails of Greek mercenaries betrayed and stranded deep within enemy territory. The Warriors was adapted into a cult 1979 movie of that title.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue