Okay, excluding his early non-crime novels, the novelizations, King Blood, Child of Rage and The Golden Gizmo, everything of Jim Thompson's is worth reading.
There, I've qualified my statement to please all naysayers.
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From: "Ron Clinton" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:02 PM
Subject: RE: mucho gracias Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: the getaway/jim thompson
> Well, let's not lead Sonny down a rocky road...I'd argue that, in fact,
> *not* "all of his books are worth reading." Books like CHILD OF RAGE and
> KING BLOOD are to be avoided, and I might mention a few more that I found
> sub-standard, both comparatively and relatively, but I don't want to start a
> debate on specific titles since tastes vary. But certainly CHILD and BLOOD
> are proof that not everything that flowed from his pen are worth reading.
> Life's too short for bad books.
> Ron C.
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