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by Sol Yurick

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Sol Yurick
Grove Press; Reprint edition (April 2003)
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The Warriors is a novel written by Sol Yurick and Illustrated by Frank Modell in 1965. It became the inspiration for the cult classic movie The Warriors.

The Warriors is a novel written by Sol Yurick and Illustrated by Frank Modell in 1965. Compared to the movie, the novel takes a closer look at the concepts of sexuality, reputation, family, and survival. The novel begins with a quote from Anabasis (upon which the novel is based). Throughout the novel, the character Junior reads a comic book version of the story.

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Sol Yurick’s novel has a few pieces of action plucked from the book’s pages and inserted into the flick, but the majority of this book contains a grittier feel

Sol Yurick’s novel has a few pieces of action plucked from the book’s pages and inserted into the flick, but the majority of this book contains a grittier feel. Mr. Yurick’s tale is a combination of history and an exploration into the depths of New York City gangs. Anabasis (or The March of the Ten Thousand) is the recounting of an army trapped deep within enemy lines and forced to fight its way home to If you are looking for a rehash of the 1979 cult film, you’ve come to the wrong place.

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The Warriors is the basis of the cult movie and video game. It was among the first, most authentic, portrayal of the urban gang culture of 1960's New York.

On the 4th of July, a sweltering summer's night, 100,000 New York gang members gather in the Bronx as Cyrus, leader of the city's most powerful gang, proposes that they form an invincible army. When Cyrus is killed, the Coney Island Dominators (aka The Family), are framed for his murder. The Warriors is the basis of the cult movie and video game. Рейтинг: 5. 1. Рейтинг: 4.

Six warriors crouched in the shadow of a tomb. s were hard and deep. Embracing cherubs, smiled down on them from the eaves of the tomb, fat-faced and benevolent. Far off, starting from the south and running to the northwest, a solid bank of moonlit cloud looked like a range of mountains. The cemetery was on a hill.

In the 14th Century, records show that gangs fought the Emperor’s troops in Constantinople for five days and nights. Yurick was fascinated by the fact that tough governments have been able to stamp out political movements but have not been able to wipe out gangs.

The Warriors is a novel written by Sol Yurick in 1965. Throughout the novel, the character Junior reads a comic book version of the story

The Warriors is a novel written by Sol Yurick in 1965. Because the movie was produced in 1979, a full fourteen years after the book was printed, certain key traits were rewritten to reflect cultural evolution. It is the evening of July 4. Ismael Rivera, leader of the Delancey Thrones, the largest gang in New York City, calls a grand assembly of street gangs to the Bronx.

The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. The crowd of miscreants turns violent after a prominent gang leader is killed and chaos prevails over the attempt at order. The Warriors follows the Dominators making their way back to their home territory without being killed. The police are prowling the city in search of anyone involved in the mayhem. An exhilarating novel that examines New York City teenagers, left behind by society, who form identity and personal strength through their affiliation with their "family," The Warriors weaves together social commentary with ancient legends for a classic coming-of-age tale. This edition includes a new introduction by the author.
  • Like many, I love the movie and I decided to read this book because it was the basis for that movie. Yes, there are significant differences between the film and this book, but I still found it a worthy read as it delivered a far more believable story.

    Aside from the basic premise of a Coney Island gang’s plight through enemy turf after a city-wide gang meeting goes awry, the book stands alone. From the beginning, Yurick sets a serious tone that veers away from its film adaptation. Instead of glam-punks in their twenties sporting satin jackets/vests, long hair/afros and playing tough in 1970s New York City, the book paints a more realistic scene of gang life in 1960s New York (the book was written in 1965)… poverty-stricken teenagers banding together and involving themselves in far more sinister activities.

    Yurick’s edgy writing style paints a bleak vision where we see the story played out in black and white, not in color … even though the storyline centers on events occurring during a July 4th celebration. With celebratory fireworks playing in the background, this group of teenagers appear in their own separate world … an ominous and dangerous world that seems to be void of purpose. While I found it hard not to play the movie in my mind while I was reading (it is pretty much unavoidable), those moments were relatively fleeting as the book veers in to more serious territory that includes rape and quite possibly murder. There is no ultimate showdown and the end brings no uplifting moment with the sun rising and the promise of a new tomorrow. Instead, we realize that the events of this night are somewhat routine and getting home safely simply serves as a starting point for the next day’s activities.

    I found the book gritty, dark and interesting. The film is interesting, but it has a campy and fun quality that the book certainly does not project. I would definitely recommend that any fan of the movie give this book a read as Yurick certainly tells a good story. It is a quick read with the added benefit of a late-edition introduction from the author that includes his interesting take on the film.

  • This book is on my "best books I've ever read" list. If you are just familiar with the film, don't expect this to be much like it. Walter Hill and crew did a fine job on the film, which is one of my favorites, but they took extreme liberties from the book and basically just used the general plot of these young gang members going to a far away meeting only to have to fight their way back home. What is in this book that is not in the movie is the real life, daily struggle of these young gang members, and the brutality of their world. The movie did an excellent job of making it more comic book like, which is really appropriate considering one of the character's obsession with comics in the novel. Please do yourself a favor and read this book. It is definitely worth it.

  • If you're a super fan of the movie, you're either going to love and appreciate this book or really hate/not get into it. It's a very gritty and serious book. It makes me wonder how they got the movie from this. I loved the book. If you're into serious books with violence, rape, "manhood tests" through the eyes of adolescents, and a very deep story with a subtle moral to the story, you'll like this. But like I said, if you're a fan of the Movie, you'll either love it or hate it. Think a story resembling "A Clockwork Orange."

  • Fantastic book, fantastic movie. I saw The Warriors for the first time not but a year ago. I was looking for something to watch on Netflix, seen it, had no idea what it was, and decided to give it a shot. Little did I know what I was watching, a cult classic that reminded me of an Americanized Clockwork Orange. I bought the book because the movie had such an impact on me. Don't miss out if you liked the movie and are a reader.

  • I remember seeing the movie in the early '80s and again, found it even more interesting after seeing a remastered version which led me to find and read Sol Yurick's original novel. The novel is not as colorful as the movie version, but far more fascinating after reading Sol's introduction that connects the story to the Classic Greek work the Anabasis of Cyrus by Xenophon, which parallels the adventures of the Coney Island gang's retreat back to their home turf with Xenophon's retreat through hostile territory back to their native Greece. Besides the parallel theme with Xenophon, Mr. Yurick provides a detailed sociological profile of gang life from the point of view of those living it, causing the reader to be both appalled by the violence as well as sympathetic to the social and cultural conditions that influenced their actions. This book is definitely worth reading.

  • I had decided to read this book mainly because of viewing the movie as a young boy. It had that comic book flare that I enjoyed. Unfortunately, I think this is one of those rare times that I believe the movie was much better than the book. The book was not bad, but there are some notable differences. The author chose an all black gang as opposed to the movie's mixed race membership. There is enough similarities to still get the general idea of what is happening in the story. It is a relatively short book and one could probably finish is one sitting. I gave it an average rating, b/c I just kept waiting for the story to take off but it just kind of sputtered lost in its own chaos and confusion. No regrets, but I don't think I will be putting it in my special book shelf for possible to be read again books.

  • Lame, I knew it wasn't going to be like the movie but this was a hard read. Powered through it but wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, including big fans of the movie. There is very little action, almost no interaction with other gangs after the big leader is shot. They are not framed for the murder of the big gang leader Ismael (Cyrus in the movie). They do come across a gang like the "orphans" in the movie but that's were the similarities end. I seriously hated this book and cant believe people have given it 5 stars. What a joke!