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Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson
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Jan 10, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: january-list-next

"I said I meant I was just doing my job, followin' the holy precepts laid down in the Bible. "It's what I'm supposed to do, you know, to punish the heck out of people for bein' people. To coax 'em into revealin' theirselves, an' then kick the crap out of 'em. And it's a god-danged hard job, Rose, honey, and I figure that if I can get a little pleasure in the process of trappin' folks I'm mighty well entitled to it."

This excerpt from Thompson's novel sums up the sheriff who's a sociopathic murderer. This story is similar to his other novel The Killer inside Me which was a better novel and the sheriff in that was more screwed up. This novel is funny at times. There's quite a few racist characters in this story I suppose the writer is trying to tell you how it was in a town back in the old days.
This sheriff is not short of tricks and is smarter than he let's out. You not going to get grand story telling but a story about one dirty dog life in it's truest form.
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Reading Progress

January 10, 2011 – Shelved
January 16, 2011 – Shelved as: january-list-next
January 18, 2011 – Started Reading
January 18, 2011 –
30.0% "Like his writing style."
January 19, 2011 –
60.0%
January 19, 2011 –
100.0%
January 19, 2011 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Tammy (new)

Tammy I read all four novellas in a collected work and loved them all.


message 2: by Tammy (new)

Tammy I read all four novellas in a collected work and loved them all.


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