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Pick-Up by Charles Willeford
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Feb 27, 12

bookshelves: pulp-and-romance, 20th-century-lit
Read on February 27, 2012

I sort of loved this. It's well-written and readable. The subject matter is depressing, verging on disgusting. I mean, it could be worse, but it's not exactly charming. It's not much of a crime story, more one man's issues, psychosis and guilt. As such it calls strongly to mind Highsmith and Thompson - Willeford was their contemporary, and very similar, but also talented. I read one of his books before this, and would like to read more ...
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