i appreciate everyone's feedback and recommendations re: jim thompson and look forward to reading much more of his work.
--- On Wed, 2/17/10, davezeltserman <Dave.Zeltserman@gmail.com> wrote:
From: davezeltserman <Dave.Zeltserman@gmail.com>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: the getaway/jim thompson
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 11:45 AM
Sonny, you should check out Fireworks: Lost Writings of Jim Thompson. It has the novella, This World, then the Fireworks, which is one of Thompson's most psychotic works as one of one of his most interesting ones, and it also contains a collection of his short stories, some of which are excellent. One of them "Forever After" is maybe 2000 words, but I think it is about as perfect a crime short story as you can find. What he accomplishes in those short number of pages is remarkable.
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> wow. there i was, having read up to the last chapter and last night i began it. all of a sudden i'm reading borges! 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'). the whole book was good, but what an ending. which thompson should i read next?
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