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The Captain by Seymour Shubin
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The Captain

by Seymour Shubin

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    Death Wish by Brian Garfield (SomeGuyInVirginia)
    SomeGuyInVirginia: Both read as exploitation movies.
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Now this is more like it... if you enjoy the 70's style of crime thrillers like Death Wish, then you'll love this.

The Captain is a retired chief of police, forced into a nursing home by his children following the death of his wife. Surrounded by senile inmates and unsympathetic staff he decides to strike a blow for the elderley in the only way he knows how... killing the offenders.

I loved this book and have been trying to get hold of it since a recommendation was made on here by a fellow member. The only reason I downgraded to 4 stars is that at times the plot got confusing with new characters being introduced.

A nice take on how we treat the aged with a strong moral theme running throughout. A few great twists and an awesome ending.

Give it a try! ( )
  Bridgey | Feb 28, 2017 |
Now this is more like it... if you enjoy the 70's style of crime thrillers like Death Wish, then you'll love this.

The Captain is a retired chief of police, forced into a nursing home by his children following the death of his wife. Surrounded by senile inmates and unsympathetic staff he decides to strike a blow for the elderley in the only way he knows how... killing the offenders.

I loved this book and have been trying to get hold of it since a recommendation was made on here by a fellow member. The only reason I downgraded to 4 stars is that at times the plot got confusing with new characters being introduced.

A nice take on how we treat the aged with a strong moral theme running throughout. A few great twists and an awesome ending.

Give it a try! ( )
  Bridgey | Aug 11, 2011 |
One of those really exceptional 70s exploitation movies in book form. A retired police captain's children force him into a home for the aged. He becomes increasingly angry at the degradations he and the other residents face and decides to kill those he thinks have wronged or humiliated his friends. One appealing aspect of the book is that the characters all act on their strengths and weaknesses, giving their actions complexity. Nice job.
  SomeGuyInVirginia | Jun 14, 2010 |
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