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After Dark, My Sweet - Jim Thompson
After Dark, My Sweet
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William Collins is very handsome, very polite, and very friendly. His is also dangerous when aroused. Now Collins, a one-time boxer with a lethal "accident" in his past, has broken out of his fourth mental institution and met up with an affable con man and a highly arousing woman, whose plans for... show more
William Collins is very handsome, very polite, and very friendly. His is also dangerous when aroused. Now Collins, a one-time boxer with a lethal "accident" in his past, has broken out of his fourth mental institution and met up with an affable con man and a highly arousing woman, whose plans for him include kidnapping, murder, and much, much worse.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679732471 (0679732470)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 133
Edition language: English
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TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it
3.0 After Dark, My Sweet
"I know. I remember the time I had three spine taps in one month, and the time I had the electric-jolt treatment and the insulin-shock routine. There wasn't anything wrong with the treatment, you know. It wasn't the treatment's fault that I couldn't focus my eyes or stand up or remember my own name....
Bloggabook
Bloggabook rated it
5.0 After Dark, My Sweet (Crime Masterworks)
Amazing story and one of few books I enjoy seeing as a movie. Jason Patrick was Kid Collins in my mind before I ever sat in the Tara theater in Atlanta to watch this adaption. I stayed to watch it again.
Redacted
Redacted rated it
Good, old fashioned, noir; as bleak as all get out until the bitter end. A great group of not particularly lovable losers attempt an ill fated kidnaping. Backbiting, paranoia and double crosses abound. It's everything you want and expect from Thompson in one slim volume...and yet...This is a good bo...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
4.0
Kid Collins is a former boxer fresh out of the mental institution when he runs into alcoholic Fay Anderson and Uncle Bud, a two bit con man. Fay and Bud conspire to kidnap a wealthy couple's son and pin it on Collins. Too bad Collins is much craftier than he appears and paranoid to boot...While I ...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
5.0
Not just suspenseful, but much more involved and emotional than I expected. I hope to write a longer review someday.
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