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Not his best book, but Jim Thompson is always worth reading. One of the original masters of American Noir, and still one of the best.Published 10 months ago by Bruce Freed
This book was amazing – it's very much a product of its era, Though, with the attitudes of society towards the mentally ill very prevalent. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Melanie Z.
Welcome to Jim Thompson's twisted world. Thompson was one of the greatest of the 1950's pulp writers. But, Thompson wrote differently than almost anyone else at that time. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dave Wilde
50 pages in. character/protag is very interesting. story, not so much so. sorta drags. nothing much is happening. lots and lots of planning. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ken
everything you want in a crime novel from this era. thompson is is the top of his class.
After Dark My Sweet was the 13th book Jim Thompson published in a hyperkinetic four year span in the early 1950s (it came out in early 1956). Read morePublished 19 months ago by M. Buzalka
Jim Thompson does not dwell much on how his characters got to be so damaged. But he does a great job of exposing the rationalizations of dangerous, psychotic individuals. Read morePublished 21 months ago by p thomas
Jim Thompson had the ability to write down and out characters who were desperate for one reason or another. Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by Peter