"compellingly told" -- Choice
"extensively researched...recommended" -- Library Journal
Thus, Ryan's characterizations were complex and most interestingly ambiguous.
Jarlett's book is a perfect source for anyone who wants to know more about this complex and very private man who was such a compelling presence on screen.
I always get a good laugh when Ty Ty accidentally hits Pluto Swint in the face with a shovel full of dirt.
There's not a lot out there about Robert Ryan, as this book is pretty much it on this very underrated and accomplished actor. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Fulcrum29
When I was watching a powerful western, THE PROFESSIONALS, one of the characters called my attention. Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by Keisuke Kawasaki
Although most Ryan devotees focus on his more famous "film noir" vehicles as evidence of his skill, Jarlett illuminates his performances in scores of less known films. Read morePublished on April 26, 2003