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Now and on Earth by Jim Thompson
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Feb 16, 2011

it was ok
Read from January 25 to February 16, 2011

contains an introduction by stephen king with a great quote about jim thompson:
"the literature of a healthy society needs proctologists as much as brain surgeons"

this wasn't thompson's usual noir, but rather a semi-autobiographical novel about
old school family, i.e. extended, all living in the same house, often drinking,
sometimes fighting (oddly enough, usually when NOT drinking), any barely getting
by on one salary from a horrible job, but with a deep sense of responsibility
despite many setbacks. i.e. "heartwarming" in parts. but ultimately there wasn't
much of a story here, just a slice of life in a different time.
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