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The Killer Inside Me (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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ISBN13: 9780679733973
ISBN10: 0679733973
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Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don't know about the sickness — the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger. The sickness that is about to surface again.

An underground classic since its publication in 1952, The Killer Inside Me is the book that made Jim Thompson's name synonymous with the roman noir.

Review:

"Jim Thompson is the best suspense writer going, bar none." The New York Times

About the Author

(1906 - 1977) James Meyers Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films “The Killing” and “Paths of Glory”). An outstanding crime writer, the world of his fiction is rife with violence and corruption. In examining the underbelly of human experience and American society in particular, Thompsons work at its best is both philosophical and experimental. Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir including The Killer Inside Me (1952), After Dark My Sweet (1955), and The Grifters (1963).

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greg ast, January 3, 2011 (view all comments by greg ast)
This is not the type of story I would seek out but I enjoyed the read very much. Jim Thompson puts you inside the head of a psycho and does a excellent job doing so.
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book_nerd, May 11, 2006 (view all comments by book_nerd)
One of the darkest, most disturbing reads ever. Find yourself in the mind of a psychopath trying unsucessfully to hold it together.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679733973
Editor:
Thompson, Jim
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Thompson, Jim
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Ford, lou (fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19910331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.05 x .15 in .6 lb

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