Re: RARA-AVIS: Disturbing Novels

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 30 Jun 2008

Jim Thompson's _The Killer Inside Me_ gave me the willies when I read it. It is a book I wouldn't reread. Fast Lane is up there, too, and I read that one twice when I reviewed it. There are parts in Ellroy's LA Quartet that I find very disturbing. And for some reason, Ross Thomas's _Briarpatch_, a great novel in all respects, left me very disturbed. I recall the book very clearly, too. It is a very pessimistic book, far more than other Thomas novels.

I realize I haven't even scratched the surface: too many disturbing books.



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