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A Hell of a Woman - Jim Thompson
A Hell of a Woman
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780752852102 (0752852108)
Publisher: Orion
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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The Professor
The Professor rated it
5.0 A Hell of a Woman
“It was an accident, of course.” A collapsing marriage, a rubbish job, a dubious encounter with a damsel in distress (think sex-bomb naif Juno Temple in ‘Killer Joe’), tossed in jail and then a hundred thousand dollars waved under his nose; this is one of those set-ups you know is not going to end w...
blackguysdoread rated it
5.0 A Hell of a Woman
This is the first Jim Thompson book I've read (don't know why it took so long), but it was definitely an experience. The story starts out with a fairly simple and familiar noir plot, focusing on a door-to door salesman who gets smitten for a meek, but strangely attractive young woman, and hatches a ...
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Down on his luck salesman Frank Dillon meets a girl named Mona who's being abused and practically put on the street corner by her elderly aunt. When Dillon finds out the aunt has over a hundred thousand dollars hidden in the house, he plans to kill her and run off with Mona. Unfortunately, this bo...
modusa rated it
this book reminded me a lot of charles williams' the hot spot. i like the characterization of the creep narrator very much but the story isn't much, and there isn't much to keep one's interest. i like the last couple of pages quite a lot though: the overlapping left me bemused and wondering about th...
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