One of my favorite achievements in comic books is Darwyn Cooke
's adaptation of this book from IDW. I loved it so much in fact that I jumped at the chance to read this novel. I love this book but have to be careful in what company I admit this.
I am a school teacher and I am not quite sure what it says about me to love such a misanthropic protagonist.
Parker is a great character for any number of reasons. the most important thing for me is his single minded commitment to self. I can't say that I like Parker, he is thoroughly unlikeable but for reasons I don't understand I found myself admiring him.
This book is lean, mean and hungry and I just tore through it.