Re: mucho gracias Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: the getaway/jim thompson

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (
Date: 17 Feb 2010

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    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.


    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Clinton" <> To: <> 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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