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Jim Thompson's the Killer Inside Me

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Jim Thompson's sinewy and brutal classic comes to life in this graphic noir-novel!
In THE KILLER INSIDE ME, Thompson went where few have dared, giving us a pitch-black glimpse into the mind of the American serial killer years before Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Brett Easton Ellis's American Psycho, in the novel that will forever be known as the master performance o
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Published April 18th 2017 by IDW Publishing
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David Schaafsma
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Finally read the last issue of this volume! And I still have not read the original, but will! I suspect I will think less of this adaptation after I do, but at the moment I think the story is really well done, a first person serial killer tale fashioned in the early fifties by a superb, gritty, noir crime novelist, supposedly his masterpiece. Lou Ford is the boring deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. Everybody likes him, except they don't know he's got a secret he's been hiding for some tim ...more
Quentin Wallace
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've never read the original novel, but I did see the 2010 film. At the time, I didn't really know much about the background of the movie, but knew it was a great story.

This novel was very much ahead of its time. Serial killers were still a novel idea in 1952 when this novel was first published, so I'm sure this was shocking at the time.

Judged on its own, this is great comic adaptation. The art fits the story perfectly, and the story is great. If you're a fan of pulp fiction that transcends the
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J.C.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I should probably read the actual book now. Maybe all his books.
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