Re: RARA-AVIS: Jim Thompson stinkers

From: James Rogers (
Date: 16 Apr 2000

At 01:02 PM 4/15/00 -0700, Greg Swan wrote:

>For sub-par Thompson, I'd probably finger The Alcoholics -- but that may be
>undeserved. It's an atypical novel, an over-the-top farce. While
>Thompson's supporting characters are always a bit cartoony, Thompson takes
>that tendency to an extreme in this novel.
>Haven't read Wild Town, but I'm considering moving it up on my list.

    I agree with you regarding the poor quality of _The Alcoholics_. For my money, _Wild Town_ was OK....nothing special, but not one of the worst.


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