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The Killer Inside Me - Jim Thompson
The Killer Inside Me
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Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas.  The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring.  But, then, most people don't know about the sickness--the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger.  The sickness that is... show more
Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas.  The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring.  But, then, most people don't know about the sickness--the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger.  The sickness that is about to surface again.An underground classic since its publication in 1952, The Killer Inside Me is the book that made Jim Thompson's name synonymous with the roman noir.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679733973 (0679733973)
ASIN: 679733973
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
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DoodlePanda reads stuff
DoodlePanda reads stuff rated it
3.0 The Killer Inside Me
To start with found this a little challenging to read due to the style of writing. But it was ok once I got used to it, and I think it actually fits the story quite well.This must have been quite a controversial book when it came out in the 50's though!
DoodlePanda reads stuff
DoodlePanda reads stuff rated it
3.0 The Killer Inside Me
To start with found this a little challenging to read due to the style of writing. But it was ok once I got used to it, and I think it actually fits the story quite well.This must have been quite a controversial book when it came out in the 50's though!
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it
4.0 The Killer Inside Me
I've read what some may consider to be a creepy number of non-fiction books on sociopathy (The Sociopath Next Door, Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work, The Mask of Sanity). All of them attempt to offer insight into the heads of these individuals among us who exist without conscience, and a...
Michael's Book Babble
Michael's Book Babble rated it
4.5 Chilling and unforgettable
While I admit that it took me a little bit to really get into Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me, I also knew that there was a reason why Stephen King gave such high praises of the novel, and he even went about to write a nice introduction to the book. But the deeper you get into the story, the tou...
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4.0 The Killer Inside Me
Jim Thompson was a master at the craft--this book, together with [b:The Grifters|592676|The Grifters|Jim Thompson|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1327948922s/592676.jpg|97595] and [b:The Getaway|595329|The Getaway|Jim Thompson|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1328749070s/59532...
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