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Pop. 1280 - Jim Thompson
Pop. 1280
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As high sheriff of Potts County, Nick Corey spends most of his time eating, sleeping and avoiding trouble. If only people--especially some troublesome pimps, his foul-tempered wife, and his half-witted brother-in-law--would stop pushing him around. Because when Nick is pushed, he begins to kill .... show more
As high sheriff of Potts County, Nick Corey spends most of his time eating, sleeping and avoiding trouble. If only people--especially some troublesome pimps, his foul-tempered wife, and his half-witted brother-in-law--would stop pushing him around. Because when Nick is pushed, he begins to kill . . . or to make others do his killing for him!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679732495 (0679732497)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 217
Edition language: English
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Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it
3.0 Pop. 1280 (Crime Masterworks)
As sheriff in Potts County, Nick Corey's job (as he sees it) is to punish the heck out of people for bein’ people. Oh, and also to gloat over folks in trouble. So, really, none of what happens is Nick's fault. Or, as he would say ...people who go around sniffing crap with their mouth open, and acti...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0
Lately I’ve been in the mood for some pulp and noirish movies. Because of that I’ve just seen the movie “Coup de Torchon” (Clean Slate) by Bertrand Tavernier, which is loosely based on the book Pop.1280 by Jim Thomson. I just had to get my hands on the book… This is pulp fiction at its darkest. The ...
MochaMike
MochaMike rated it
About a year and a half ago, ages ago it now seems, there was a flurry of activity around this title among some GR friends and those I whose reviews I stalk, so I bought it—probably the title in a purchase that entitled me to free shipping. It sat here and sat here, garnering little attention, worki...
target acquired
target acquired rated it
4.0
hee haw! a rambunctious, heartwarming delight! loveable and sweet-tempered Nick Corey, Sheriff of Potts County, has more problems than you can shake a stick at. poor guy! all he wants to do is kick back and hold on to his dippity-doo-da job not-arresting people. that's not too much to ask, is it? bu...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
5.0
Nick Corey is the High Sheriff of Potts County and kind of a simpleton. He doesn't arrest anyone and mostly stays out of trouble, other than affair he's having with another man's wife. Or is his genial nature a cover for something more sinister... ?Yes. Yes it is. It's a front for the fact that ...
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