In the book and film, Serpico's former friend, David Durk, is reduced to a very secondary role.
What Sidney Lumet put up on the screen couldn't begin to compare with what I saw in my mind as I read the book.
This book is simply a page-turner, and one that those who like the true crime genre will really enjoy.
I made some notes as I read the book of things that interested me:
25. Using a fork and paddle to weave cloth from plants
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This iconoclast, this martyr's biography should be required reading in order for rookies to graduate into the NYPD. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Arnie Tracey
Good book that was the inspiration for the movie with Al Pacino.
At my uncles funeral,one of his coworkers came up to my father,who was also NYPD,and said "boy your (late)... Read more
I first read this book 40 years ago when it was first published, and I recently re-read it. The story of Frank Serpico, a honest cop who tried to take on corruption in the New... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Barry Sparks
My wife purchased this book for a school project and read the entire thing over night and has since then shared it with all her friends!Published 5 months ago by donald archambault II
Serpico is a brave and principled man, but I think the book is average, thanks to the author's lackluster and idol-worshipping treatment. Read morePublished 7 months ago by zorba
Serpico was passionate about his job and his profession. It was delightful to read about a man that had great integrity.Published 7 months ago by Jonathan Moore
This man Serpico was my hero in high school and remains my hero today! What he did is a rare and great deed for all of us who live in this country. Read morePublished 11 months ago by patricia L. Waters
Penned by a terrific writer, Peter Maas ("The Valachi Papers," "King of the Gypsies"). This book is an excellent showcase for Mass's well-honed skills: excellent narrative,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by FredCritic