From: sonny (
Date: 06 Nov 2009

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    i've only read 'pop 1280' and 'the killer inside me' so far. what would you recommend next? what are you're fave thompson's?

    --- On Fri, 11/6/09, davezeltserman <> wrote:

    From: davezeltserman <> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: JIM THOMPSON To: Date: Friday, November 6, 2009, 11:15 AM

    Agreed. One of the most unique voices in crime fiction, and after Hammett and Chandler, one of the most influential. His prose at times can be absolutely stunning. And while I may not think all his books are great, many of them are, and even his weakest books can be fascinating reads.

    --- In, "jsbuturn" <ishantriv@...> wrote:
    > To call Jim the most over rated writer would be a harsh look at someone who never gave up trying something 'different' all throughout his writing. He was a writer who could have come up with real bad stuff if he had only tried plot driven stories as many writers did and if he had only worked only on charchter driven stories like Chandler. What Jim achieved was 'never-done-before-kinda-stuff' and we must look at him from that angle.


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