RARA-AVIS: Re: Disturbing Novels

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 30 Jun 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <jvorzimmer@...> wrote:

> So I created a list with Jim Thompson, David Goodis, Charles Willeford,
> Patricia Thompson, etc. He bought something like a dozen books and he
> happened to start with one of the Patricia Thompson books I
> Quality of Mercy. He said he found it so disturbing that not only
> he finish it, but thought that, if it was representative of the rest
of the
> list, he wouldn't be able to read the other books on the list!

You married Patricia Highsmith to Jim Thompson... that's a quick way to produce a new generation of little Ripleys! With Cornell Woolrich as best man and David Goodis as the helpful uncle.



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