RARA-AVIS: Re: Jim Thompson recommendations?

From: Robert Byrne (Bob.Byrne@HolmesOnScreen.com)
Date: 26 Aug 2008

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    Mark Francis wrote:
      '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.'

      I agree with Mark. I quite enjoy what Thompson's lighter, less bleak books.
      And I'll never understand the fascination with Savage Night. I'm a Thompson fan, and I've gotten through it twice. But with it's bizarre last ten or so pages, it is the worst hardboiled/noir/similar genre book I've read.

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