I have to chip in with a shout out to the conclusion of After Dark My Sweet, which left me stunned, moved and unable to get to sleep for a while.
From: davezeltserman <Dave.Zeltserman@gmail.com>
Sent: Tue, February 16, 2010 2:14:56 PM
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: the getaway/jim thompson
The ending of The Getaway seems to be one of those love 'em or hate 'em deals, personally I loved it--it's one of my favorite book endings next to Joseph Heller's 'Something Happened' and 'Double Indemnity'.
I agree with John, Savage Night is terrific, and a hell of an ending. 'Hell of a Woman' also. 'Swell-Looking Babe' is also a must read.
--- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, "New Pulp Press" <bassoffj@.. .> wrote:
> If you like the surrealistic tendencies of Thompson, check out Savage Night. Talk about an ending!
> --- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, sonny <sforstater@ > wrote:
> > wow.ï¿½ there i was, having read up to the last chapter and last night i began it. all of a sudden i'm reading borges!ï¿½ i'm wondering if i'm really tired or is this really a big change, especially first 4 pages, before anyone (doc) is even mentioned again.
> > apparently this is not that outrageous for thompson (i've only read 'killer inside me' and 'pop 1280').ï¿½ the whole book was good, but what an ending.ï¿½ which thompson should i read next?
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