Man on Fire [A. J. Quinnell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An alcoholic soldier of fortune, serving as a bodyguard to the daughter of an. A.J. Quinnell, Writer: Man on Fire. There was no specific event that led me to write ‘Man on Fire’. Two things stuck in my mind. Sometime in the sixties the. Creasy thought he had nothing left to lose. He was wrong. An American soldier of fortune far from home – alcoholic, burnt out, and broken down – Creasy has.

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For instance, it is set in Italy and has a lot of Mafia in it, instead of the United States and Mexicans. The contacts eagerly helped Quinnell and asked to be named in the book. The lone wolf or small group going up against the bad guys to dispense justice. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Quinnell’s thriller is an emotional ass-kicker.

But until very recently, I had no idea quinnfll was based on a book! I think that overall, I liked the movie better, but Quinnnell am glad to have read where it came fir He’s a man on a mission, spending much of the middle of the book just preparing himself for the inevitable assault. The family responded by introducing anti-mafia investigators, lawyers, and mafia members to Quinnell. I loved the fact that details were explained but not over explained and the book flowed from quinnelo different story naturally.


Many of the book’s most devoted fans come from Japan. Words The Writer’s Bone Interviews. And if you are into the action genre, this one is elementary. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Different enough from the movie, yet you can read what the movie writers carried over from the book into the movie. By Man on Fire sold over eight million paperback copies and received many translations. A society that cannot provide the basics fure life does not get its laws obeyed.

And finally, towards the end the plot twists tend to become, somehow, forced. It fier makes you wanna read it avidly till the very end. Although Creasy’s humanity is fleshed out a bit more in the novel, so also is his ruthlessness. The same cannot be said of the antagonists for they are cartoonish caricatures: Not at all a bad thing, in this case. She had also been raped by her captors. There was no specific event that led me to write ‘Man on Fire’. Man on Fire by A. An American soldier msn fortune far from home — alcoholic, burnt out, and broken down — Creasy has accepted a job as a bodyguard just for something to do.

The character of Creasy; battle-scarred veteran of the French foreign legion is one of the great unsung fictional heroes. Quinnell ‘s development of the book.

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Other editions – View all Man on Fire A. The will to make that sacrifice fascinated me. Sep 11, Quinnnell Ions rated it liked it.


That, I’ll leave for you to find out. A really good book. Retrieved 28 March Nothing can sway him.

I saw the movie several years ago Washington version not Glenn and enjoyed it but had no idea it was based on a book or that it was actually a series of books. The plot features his popular character Creasy, an American-born former member of the French Foreign Legionin his first appearance.

The first Creasy novel is quite good. Elegant A bit dated, perhaps, or more a relic of the period. Creasy goes through with the exchange, but mam suffering from prior gunshot wounds and dies shortly after giving himself over to enemy hands, but not before ensuring Pita’s safe return to her mother. Both took liberties with the novel’s plot.

Man on Fire (Creasy, book 1) by A J Quinnell

Creasy is just as bad ass as he is in the movie. You can easily identify with the characters.

And, of course, he finds a new purpose for his life, which is taken from him right away. We are also introduced to Pinta, a year-old girl living in Italy during a violent time.

Oct 02, F. I vaguely remember little Dakota Fanning and Quinneell Washington from the movie adaptation and little Dakota Fanning was a treat in it.

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