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Jim Thompson Omnibus: The Getaway / The Killer Inside Me / The Grifters / Pop. 1280

4.61  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 500 pages
Published November 24th 1995 by Picador (first published June 17th 1983)
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Ben Winch
May 07, 2012 Ben Winch rated it really liked it
Shelves: american, pulp, anglo
I've been on a pulp jag lately - Thompson and Goodis neck in neck - and it's put the ol' 'dimestore Dostoevsky' in a new light. Rarely has my opinion been so changed by a re-reading. It would have been the late-90s when I first read these 4 novels, in the same Picador omnibus edition, at the urging of a Thompson enthusiast at a bookshop where I worked in Melbourne. 'Pretty good,' is all I recall thinking - not much of a (conscious) impression, but enough for me to track down some of his lesser-k ...more
Tammy
Sep 19, 2010 Tammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great collection of psychological thrillers. If you like the Dexter or Mr. Monster books, this collection is a must read. Dastardly criminals on every page, a sociopathic protagonist in every novella.

The Getaway was my favorite read of the collection, followed by The Killer Inside Me. Both were 5 star reads.
Phillip Frey
Jun 29, 2012 Phillip Frey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes crime books.
All 4 of these novels are a down-and-dirty, honest portrayal of the malevolence we suppress in ourselves. These are crime stories at their best.
Andy Mascola
Feb 09, 2016 Andy Mascola rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed it. Grades: The Getaway 4/5, The Killer Inside Me 4/5, The Grifters 3/5, Pop. 1280 5/5
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James Myers Thompson was a United States writer of novels, short stories and screenplays, largely in the hardboiled style of crime fiction.

Thompson wrote more than thirty novels, the majority of which were original paperback publications by pulp fiction houses, from the lat
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