Quote from “Death Wish”

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Your guts said one thing, your head said another, and your guts usually won; ….

…..the head made it crystal clear it wasn’t enough to let blind rage sweep over you…

….lunatic rage was no match for a gun. The only match for a gun was a gun of your own.

`Death Wish, page 84



Goodness, I’m loving this book. I’m already looking forward to writing a review of it. Wish I could find an edition that wasn’t a “movie” version with Charles Bronson’s face on it. I guess even the 70’s had to endure the scourge of “movie success” and books. But at least they had cool music…


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19 thoughts on “Quote from “Death Wish”

  1. Nicole says:

    100% agree, I usually get really annoyed at movie-edition book covers. I much prefer traditional cover art.

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  2. Hmmm ….. if the head is equated with reason, what would the “guts” be equated with? Certainly not your heart. Perhaps instinct? Going the animal route …??? (Hmmm …. I’m certainly being philosophical today! 😂)

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  3. HCNewton says:

    Wow. A quotation post? Have you done one of these before? Has to be a good read the way you sound.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Back on Booklikes I’d do them once a month or every couple of months. Since moving full time to wordpress I’ve only done it once in ’18 and I believe this is the first time in ’19? I’m thinking about trying to make use of the quote tag more often now 🙂

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  4. I didn’t know the movie was based on a book! But then I don’t really pay much attention the that genre of film.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I didn’t pay attention to it either just because of Charles Bronson 😀
      I guess this is one time a reboot had a net positive for me! I watched the reboot, liked it, watched the original and found out it was based on a book. I wish that would happen more for people…


  5. I’ve only seen the first two Death Wish films but I liked them both. I haven’t read this book though.

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  6. The cover definitely makes me want to skip it though. Does it mean you plan on checking out the movie, unless you have already?

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I actually already have. I actually watched the reboot with Willis, the then one with Bronson and THEN read the book. I’m going to be doing a side by side comparison of all 3 next weekend instead of just a standalone movie review.

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  7. […] I’m just not any sort of musician, not even a bad one.  Started the month off right with a Quote from Death Wish and that seemed to set the tone for my reading. If I was a Roman Catholic, I might have taken the […]


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