Roy DIllon seems too handsome and well-mannered to be a professional con man. Lilly Dillon looks too young--and loves Roy a little too intensely--to be taken for his mother. Moira Langtry is getting too old to keep on living off the kindness of male strangers. And Carol Roberg seems too innocent... show more
Roy DIllon seems too handsome and well-mannered to be a professional con man. Lilly Dillon looks too young--and loves Roy a little too intensely--to be taken for his mother. Moira Langtry is getting too old to keep on living off the kindness of male strangers. And Carol Roberg seems too innocent to be acquainted with suffering.
Publish date: October 3rd 1990
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
A noir classic from one of the great masters of the genre.
Salesman Roy Dillon has a secret life as a top shelf grifter. When he has the opportunity to go legit, how will the women in his life take it? Will his downfall be at the hands of his girlfriend Moira Langtry, or his mother, Lilly?Here we are, another noir tale of self-destruction by Mr. Happy, Jim ...
There was one thing about playing the angles. If you played them long enough, you knew the other guy’s as well as you knew your own. Most of the time it was like you were looking out the same window. Roy Dillon, grifter extraordinaire, was always playing the angles. Though Roy is undoubtedly our pr...
In revisiting "The Grifters," I find it isn't nearly as depressing as I remembered, or as much as I felt the 1990 film to be. The small novel is still classic noir, however, ending on an unexpected twist and packed with characters, large and small, who all seem to be working angles on one another. ...
Man, I really did like this book a lot. It's not Thompson's best work but it is so, so well done. Thompson was, along with Cain, a genius at writing broken, amoral people that you can't help but root for. He was the pied piper of human misery and self destructive nihilism.The plot of the book is mor...