Small Crimes was indeed a great read. The Jim Thompson comparisons are
inevitable but even though they are flattering, I also believe they
are unfair. David Zeltserman has his own voice and the Joe Denton was
a very plausible character, in many ways more disturbing than the
deranged narrators from The Killer Inside Me or Pop. 1280. While the
latter two are patently crazy, Denton is more of a sociopath who
albeit having a grasp of reality and the consequences of his actions,
in his own mind he still ses himself as a victim of circumstances.
I just read a nice little review of the novel here:
Coincidentally enough, it discusses one of the other crime novels that
rank high as my best reads of 2008: Iain Levison's Dog Eats Dog. I
plan on reviewing both for a Spanish website in the next few weeks.
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> SMALL CRIMES was truly a great read. I read FAST LINE first, and was
> impressed...but SMALL CRIMES took it to the proverbial next level -- a
> terrific read! If the trend continues, can't wait to read PARIAH!
> Ron C.
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> > Subject: RARA-AVIS: CORRECTION -- PARIAH is next!
> > So sorry! I'm always one book ahead. Small Crimes is the one just
> > coming out and getting good reviews! You still have to wait a
> > Pariah. I love them all, but Small Crimes will probably scare you the
> > most. Vicki
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