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The Grifters by Jim Thompson
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Jan 07, 2009

it was amazing

Amazing! I had to read it again as soon as I finished it. If you haven't seen the movie with John Cusack, READ THE BOOK FIRST, it's so much better. If you have seen the movie, still read the book, but it will lose some of the excitement in waiting to see whats coming in the pages ahead.
I hesitate to give plot details for fear of ruining the experience. Its about a con man who's mother is also int he con game. He gets involved with a woman his mother doesn't approve of, she tries to set him up with someone to her liking, there is a bit of a love triangle and of course with Jim Thompson there is deception all around.
A must read for any fan of crime/mystery thrillers!!

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