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Little, Brown and Company. Well -a shrewd up-and-down look- you all right, now? Want us to take you to a doctor? Oh, no. I’m fine. We got a first-aid man over to the substation. No trouble to run you over there. Roy declined, pleasantly but firmly. Any prolonged contact with the cops would result in a record, and any kind of record was at best a nuisance.
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And even with all of that, The Grifters manages to stand out from the pack, giving us a queasily incestuous tension between a con man and his grafting mother, two figures who only care about the world inasmuch as it can give them what they want. No, Roy and Lilly may not have the depraved sense of violence to them that Thompson gave us in Pop.
James Myers Thompson (September 27, 1906 – April 7, 1977) was an American author and screenwriter, known for his hardboiled crime fiction. Thompson wrote more than thirty novels, the majority of which were original paperback publications, published from the late-1940s through mid-1950s. Despite some positive critical notice-notably by Anthony Boucher in The New York Times-he was little-recognized in his lifetime. Only after death did Thompson's literary stature grow
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Primly protective, she drew up the sheet and tucked it over his chest. t, a lot of woman, he thought. And about the most honest one he'd ever met. If she hadn't told him that she wasn't virgina. You are all right, Roy? You do not hurt any place?""I never felt better in my life," he laughed. Not that I haven't been feeling okay.
The Grifters was the first Jim Thompson book I read. The Grifters" is another of Jim Thompson's electriccharged dances with the devil. The characters are alive, with you, next door. Anyone who wants to live on the edge. Lilly and Roy live on the wild side. Jim Thompson sucks you into their world. It is so hard and so brutally bleak thatit undercuts what passes for reality and gives us the real truth thatis right out there in front of us with people like Moria and Royand Lilly whom we would rather not see and therefore do not as wepass them by on the street. Jim Thompson saw them though, and for thatI am so grateful.
If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Cornell Woolrich could have joined together in some ungodly union and produced a literary offspring, Jim Thompson would be it.
Author: Jim Thompson. If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Cornell Woolrich could have joined together in some ungodly union and produced a literary offspring, Jim Thompson would be it. – Washington Post. Roy Dillon is young, good-looking and devastatingly charming. He’s also a completely amoral con man. Lily, his mother, works for the mob.
I don't read many books twice but Jim Thompson novels - due to their concise, dirty power, their relentless violence and purity - can always draw me in for a second time. Some of the most psychological crime writing ever done. I love James M Cain and Elmore Leonard but Jim Thompson holds a special place in my heart. - Bruce Springsteen show more. Jim Thompson (1906-1977) was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
Author: Jim Thompson
Category: Mystery and Thriller
Publisher: Orion Pub Co (March 2005)
Pages: 192 pages
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