People really don't like Golden Gizmo and The Rip Off?
I think when he was writing in a more humorous/light style, he was very entertaining. They don't have the depth of his sociopathic thrillers, but both of those novels are worth reading for pleasure and to learn about Thompson as a writer.
--- On Mon, 8/25/08, J.C. Hocking <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: J.C. Hocking <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Jim Thompson recommendations?
Date: Monday, August 25, 2008, 11:48 PM
The Killer Inside Me is probably Thompson's signature work.
But I love After Dark, My Sweet, which has a unique, cruel beauty.
--- On Mon, 8/25/08, Jeff Vorzimmer <jvorzimmer@austin. rr.com> wrote:
> From: Jeff Vorzimmer <jvorzimmer@austin. rr.com>
> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Jim Thompson recommendations?
> To: rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com
> Date: Monday, August 25, 2008, 11:24 PM
> > I'm looking for more, don't just say all,
> Actually, you should look through back posts for
> recommendations. This
> question has been asked numerous times over the years, but
> here goes--Bad
> Boy, Roughneck, After Dark My Sweet, The Grifters, The
> Getaway, Savage
> Night, Killer Inside Me, Pop 1280.
> Least popular: Golden Gizmo, King Blood, Child of Rage, The
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