Oct 28, 10
Read from October 24 to 28, 2010
Yes, I did give this five stars, but I wouldn't say it's the feel good reprint of the decade. If you're looking for uplift, you might want to hold on picking this one up. If on the other hand you are fond of the most extreme Jim Thompson novels but yearn for cleaner writing than the too often pickled Mr. Thompson provides, and you think Dostoevsky's Notes From Underground is the cat's meow, go ahead and dive into this mini wading pool of cyanide.
The afterword by William Vollmann is a useful complement to this light hearted romp, which is all the more perceptive in not trying to explain too much.