RARA-AVIS: Jim Thompson

From: James Michael Rogers (jeddak5@cox.net)
Date: 03 Nov 2009

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    Flick was pretty good, though I preferred the adaptation of After Dark, My Sweet which came out at just about the same time.

    As regards the book, I get that feeling from several Thompson novels, particularly The Alcoholics.


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      From: Chuck Emerson
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      Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 18:35
      Subject: RARA-AVIS: Jim Thompson

        Just read The Grifters.

      Read quickly enough although I kept wondering who the book was really about.

      I’m wondering, though, if I’m alone in thinking the ending lacked proper foundation(s).

      The Killer Inside Me was “pretty darn good.”

      The Grifters reminds me more of a novel written to reach the word count required by a publishing contract. Once he got the “magic number” of words, he bailed out.

      Was the movie any better?


      Near Houston by NASA, JSC.

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