This is the book that inspired the cult movie. The movie is more of a fantasy in comparison. En route to the other subway station, the gang encounters the Borinquen Blazers, a Puerto Rican gang. The novel begins with a quote from Anabasis upon which the novel is based. Not that foolish brother and bopping jazz, Jim.
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Like thousands of other gang members from across the city, the Dominators have trekked to this far-off turf to partake in an ill-fated peace conference of sorts called by the leader of one of the sll gangs, the Delancey Thrones.
Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park fo This edition includes a new introduction by the author. Nov 10, Mike rated it it was ok Shelves: And that is why the novel deserves three stars from me.
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The crowd of miscreants turns violent after a prominent gang leader is killed and chaos prevails over the attempt at order. I still thought it was a good story, but it could have been much better. I thought this was more subtle, but a lot more effective once I noticed it. For warriorx book about a gang, it really was lacking in action, but what I did appreciate was the fact that a philosophy behind why the characters chose to be in a gang, the structure, and rituals of the gang, and so on, were included, as well as the social commentary.
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So while they are on they way to looking for another train they run into the Boriquen Blazers, a Puerto Rican immigrant gang.
This is probably down to having been spoilt by the movie, which paints the characters with enough likeable traits to garner a degree of hero worship, which they are denied in the book. This is not the film. When Arnold disappears amidst the rage of Ismael's gang members, it is up to Hector, the new leader of the Coney Island Dominators, to lead the remaining delegates from the Bronx back to Coney Island, passing through enemy-ridden gang turfs.
I had decided to read this book mainly because of viewing the movie as a young boy. There is no ultimate showdown and the end brings no uplifting moment with the sun rising and the promise of a new tomorrow. Aware that the police are trying to round up all the gangs in the city, and that they are still holding the knife they used to stab the possibly dead man, The Dominators evade the transit cop by jumping off the train just as he boards, but more police show up and they flee: Cleon was not killed but made it back to Coney ahead of the rest of the gang.
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In recent years Hill issued a new watriors cut" of the movie that rather lumpenly added comic-book-style freeze-frame segues that stop the action cold, and which have been justifiably criticized by fans and critics who found nothing wrong with the film in the first place. If you have never read The Warriors by Sol Wol, do it. It's in the center of the book titled "July 5th, 1: Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.