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The Grifters by Jim Thompson
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Jun 28, 09

bookshelves: noir
Recommended to A. Gamble by: Russ at Bienville Books
Read in January, 2009

Really, what is all the positive fuss for this book about? It's an engaging read, but left no lasting impression. After finishing the book, I checked out the movie from the local library, and was even less impressed that the most interesting character--Carol, the concentration camp survivor--was reworked as a bit part. I've heard Thompson's good, but this introduction to his work left no real desire on me to read more, though I'll give Pop. 1280 a chance anyway.
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