Posted by: "sonny" email@example.com
> am now starting 'cutter and bone' by thornburg and 'pop. 1280' by
I'm also reading Pop. 1280 (which, incidentally, is an Orion edition; I
bought it accidentally forgetting that it was included in one of the Jim
Thompson omnibus collections--although they are both a little unwieldy).
I'm about half way through and I'm still a bit ambivalent about it. Some
of Nick Corey's "cutesy" lines are irritating, and--to put it
mildly--some of the situations are quite unlikely.
On the plus side, it's quite an interesting read. The simple narrative
is structured as a series of sketches, and it's also quite humourous in
places (I'm assuming was deliberate on Thompson's part--perhaps I should
dig out the Polito biography and read up on it).
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