Re: RARA-AVIS: Suggestions?

From: Dave Zeltserman (
Date: 24 Aug 2004

> And if Thompson's Savage Night is even as good as Pop. 1280 and
Hell of
> a Woman, much less better, as you sugget, I'vegot to find a copy.
> Thanks for pointing it out, since I'm never quite sure where to go
> Thompson's better known titles.
> Mark


If you like Hell of a Woman and Pop. 1280, you won't be disappointed with Savage Night. Also, I highly recommend The Getaway. if you've only seen the movie, read the book! The ending was sanitized by Hollywood (although they probably had no choice). The Getaway has one of the most ludicrous, fiercest, and apocalyptic endings of any of Thompson's book. While not in the psycho-noir category, it's one of his best. I also liked Thompson's two more literary efforts, while dark, not really noir: Now and on Earth and Heed the Thunder.

I also strongly recommend Rex Stout's How Like a God. This could be the first psycho-noir book written. All the lurid craziness that you'd expect from Thompson, but by Rex Stout some 20 years earlier.

-Dave Z.

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