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 9 months ago by Melanie Z.
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 12 months ago by Ken
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 14 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 16 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 19 months ago by Peter
Never much read during his lifetime, Jim Thompson wrote of a world dark,diabolical and demented. In After Dark My Sweet, the story, or such as it is, revolves around three people,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by crafty lefthander
1. Jim Thompson is one of my top 5 favourite writers who include Faulkner & Shakespeare so I am delighted to be prejudiced.
2. The best 'Noir' writer, no question. Read more
Loved this but the ending somehow lost
something. But I still love those slightly psycho
lead characters of his. Read more
Eat your hearts out, you 5 day Kindle wonders, this is the master. After Dark My Sweet is the quintessential Thompson; dark, disturbing, delightful. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by tram22