Sin City, One Of Barnes & Nobles Top Revenge Stories Of All Time. Just Behind Hamlet.

The Barnes And Noble Blog has been recognising what it calls the greatest revenge stories in literature, picking its top seven.

Some you might expect, such as Homer's Ilia, William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Alexandre DumasThe Count of Monte Cristo. 

Then there are some more recent, what might be dubbed by some "pot-boilers", Carrie by Stephen King, True Grit by Charles Portis and a left fielder in the meta-textual The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

But the real surprise is probably Sin City: The Hard Goodbye, by Frank Miller.

The very first volume of the Sin City mega-series is a pure, unadulterated revenge diamond. Marv loves Goldie. Goldie gets killed. Marv figures he should pay her death forward. Warning: the result is not for the faint of heart.

sincity-01-162Quite a rarity for a comic – especially this kind of comic- to get such literary recognition…


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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