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‘A Jedi shall not know hatred, nor fear… nor love.’ from Star Wars Episode II
The Hyborean World is the realm of Conan the Cimmerian - a foul-mouthed, sexist and brutish man. Also a thief, but the most famous barbarian in popular culture.
Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul. Relationship Status: It’s complicated. He is a sworn enemy of her father, they’ve been married twice and have a trouble-making son called Damian whose existence Bruce was unaware of for several years.
Plastic Man went from off-beat comic hero to a part of DC Comics Justice League of America, fighting alongside the likes of Wonder Woman and Superman. Still remains a quirky and humourous character.
Obi-wan Kenobi, Jedi master and only hope of the resistance until young Skywalker emerges. Through the Star Wars Trilogies Obi-wan goes from a Jedi in training to a master and father-figure to Luke.
Edmond Dantes - a blue-eyed boy who ends up a wretched man almost unable for forgive his enemies despite his fortunes. He doesn't see the humour in the saying - ‘living well is the best revenge’, and goes on the extract vengeance. Based on a eerily similar true case archived by French police.
ANGELS & DEMONS - Dan Brown
ASSEGAI - Wilbur Smith
EATERS OF THE DEAD - Michael Crichton
GAI-JIN - James Clavell
JOHNNY GONE DOWN - Karan Bajaj
RAGE - Wilbur Smith
SHOGUN - James Clavell
THE TRIUMPH OF THE SUN - Wilbur Smith
TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY - Faraaz Kazi
THE GAMECHANGERS - The Fake IPL Player
NOBLE HOUSE - James Clavell
RIGGED - Ben Mezrich
UGLY AMERICANS - Ben Mezrich
52 PICKUP - Elmore Leonard
CAT CHASER - Elmore Leonard
THE GODFATHER - Mario Puzo
THE LAST DON - Mario Puzo
MOTH SMOKE - Mohsin Hamid
RIPLEY’S GAME - Patricia Highsmith
SIX GRAVES TO MUNICH - Mario Puzo
VENDETTA - Michael Dibdin
AVENGER - Frederick Forsyth
THE COBRA - Frederick Forsyth
THE DAY OF THE JACKAL - Frederick Forsyth
THE DOGS OF WAR - Frederick Forsyth
300 - Frank Miller
THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR - Frank Miller
YOUNG MASTER - Larry Hama
BATMAN: SON OF THE DEMON - Mike W. Barr
THE GREAT GATSBY - F. Scott Fitzgerald
THE LEGACY OF MONTE CRISTO - Alexandre Dumas
THE TROJAN WAR - Homer
ULYSSES - Homer
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