Clockers (book and film)

Clockers is an outstanding novel by Richard Price from 1992. It preceded The Wire with its focus on cops and drug dealers. I saw Price read from it at Chapters in Washington, DC and got a signed copy. The book is almost 600 pages long.

Clockers, the film, was directed by Spike Lee from a script by Lee and Price. They do an outstanding job of boiling the novel down to its essence, stripping out less important characters and events.

Price also worked on The Wire and even made an appearance in the second season leading a book group in a prison.

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