RARA-AVIS: Re: willie or not

From: al_guthrie65 ( allan@allanguthrie.co.uk)
Date: 10 Dec 2006

Thompson must have sold more than a million copies, surely. The only book I have figures for is WILD TOWN, which sold 238,987 in the first 13 months of publication (SAVAGE ART P413). I can't believe that was his best seller, but even if it was, he wrote over 30 novels.


--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:
> Jim Thompson had a very succinct and
> rustic writing style, short and
> straight-from-the-shoulder. No story he ever wrote was
> as poorly plotted or thought out as The Davinci Code,
> and yet he never sold a million copies of anything in
> his life time. I doubt that all the book he wrote,
> collectively sold a million copies in his life time.
> But by comparison to Dan Brown, Jim Thompson was on
> par with Tolstoy.
> Patrick King

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