Nothing Lasts Forever: Basis For The Film Die Hard by Roderick ThorpNothing Lasts Forever: Basis For The Film Die Hard by Roderick Thorp

Nothing Lasts Forever: Basis For The Film Die Hard

byRoderick Thorp

Paperback | December 17, 2012

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 65 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Available in stores


"High atop a Los Angeles skyscraper, an office Christmas party turns into a deadly cage-match between a lone New York City cop and a gang of international terrorists. Every action fan knows it could only be the explosive big-screen blockbuster Die Hard. But before Bruce Willis blew away audiences as unstoppable hero John McClane, author Roderick Thorp knocked out thriller readers with the bestseller that started it all.

A dozen heavily armed terrorists have taken hostages, issued demands, and promised bloodshed all according to plan. But they haven't counted on a death-defying, one-man cavalry with no shoes, no backup, and no intention of going down easily. As hot-headed cops swarm outside, and cold-blooded killers wield machine guns and rocket launchers inside, the stage is set for the ultimate showdown between anti-hero and uber-villains. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fight to the death. Ho ho ho!"

Title:Nothing Lasts Forever: Basis For The Film Die HardFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:December 17, 2012Publisher:Graymalkin MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1935169181

ISBN - 13:9781935169185


Rated 5 out of 5 by from an oldie but a goodie I loved this book. Yes, it was published many moons ago and it has been made in to the very successful movie "Die Hard" with Bruce Willis but I loved comparing the movie to the book. I wanted to see just what was the same and what was different. It was interesting to see where the director took liberties. The very first change was the character's name. It was changed from Joe Leland to John McClane. I must admit, I like McClane better. The second major shift I noticed was that Joe seemed more connected to his feelings as he lamented his decisions and choices throughout his life and how his choices got him here. Leland is an ex-cop who is now working in security so when he stops in to visit his daughter just before Christmas. He ends up in a battle for his life with terrorists in a high-rise building full of hostages. It is a battle of will and wits to see who will be the victor. I think the reader will enjoy comparing the spectacular, breathtaking blockbuster movie with the book that inspired it. Both the book and the movie are filled with highs and lows, action and exhaustion where the main character gets hurt but never gives up his battle to save his daughter and all the other hostages. Sometimes the age of a book doesn't change the enjoyment you can get out of it, this is one of those books. I'd have to give this a five star rating.
Date published: 2016-09-10