The Killer Inside Me
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.
Publish date: March 13th 1991
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
So, riddle me this: How can the narrator tell this story in 1st person past tense [spoiler] when he blows himself up and dies at the fucking end? Or does he survive somehow? If, how so? [/spoiler] That makes absolutely no fucking sense.
Nearly seventy years after publication this novel still has thousands of rads of gamma radiation coming off it. No one is going to say ‘Killer’ is a fun read but, by God, it’s powerful. And disturbing. This reader found two main reasons to keep reading: the very modern psychological realism of what ...
Everyone in the small town of Central City, Texas loves Lou Ford. A deputy sheriff, Lou's known to the small-time criminals, the real-estate entrepreneurs, and all of his coworkers--the low-lifes, the big-timers, and everyone in-between--as the nicest guy around. He may not be the brightest or the m...
- Bon. Eh bien, vous voulez que je vous dise? Dans mon idée, on ne tire de la vie que ce qu'on y met. Parfaitement!Avez-vous jamais pris le temps de songer que, s'il y a toutes sortes de façons de mourir, il n'y en a qu'une seule d'être mort?Si chacun mangeait à sa guise, on chierait trop. Ça provoq...
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!