eBook A Swell Looking Babe (Crime Masterworks) download
by Jim Thompson
Author: Jim Thompson
Publisher: Orion; n.e. edition (June 1, 2003)
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Guys working right across the street from m. I guess I just don't look like a guy who'd get out of line
Guys working right across the street from me. But never me. I guess I just don't look like a guy who'd get out of line. I may talk and act that way, but I don't look it. And I don't, if you know what I mean, really feel i. t was about ten o'clock in the morning by the time they got me booked and locked up. I looked around the tank, the bullpen, and I'm not snobbish or anything, you understand, but I went over in a corner and sat down by myself. I just couldn't take it, somehow.
Gripping from the start, never a dull moment, and then a quiet and rather unsatisfactory ending.
by. Jim Thompson (Author). I've read several Thompson novels in the Crime Masterworks series and he always finds a way of dropping your jaw onto your chest. This was a strange book. Gripping from the start, never a dull moment, and then a quiet and rather unsatisfactory ending. If Thompson was a modern author, instead of 140 pages, the book would have had 400. Thompson's style is lean.
A Swell-Looking Babe. Little, Brown and Company. New York Boston London. Even with his face lathered, tautened and twisted to receive the strokes of the razor, he was good-looking, and, more important, intelligent-looking
A Swell-Looking Babe. Even with his face lathered, tautened and twisted to receive the strokes of the razor, he was good-looking, and, more important, intelligent-looking. As a youngster, when the other kids had dubbed him with such hateful titles as Pretty Boy and Dolly, he had detested those good looks. And while he had eventually become resigned to them, he had always resented them. They could get him nothing he wanted, nothing, with ten years of college study to complete, that he had time for.
A richly-imagined crime narrative of the Oedipal and betrayal, A SWELL-LOOKING BABE is Thompson at his very best-a cornerstone in Thompson's enduring legacy as the Dimestore Dostoyevsky of American fiction. Format Paperback 208 pages.
But sometimes looks can kill, as Jim Thompson demonstrates in this vision of the crime novel as gothic. No one could ever accuse Jim Thompson of playing it safe. A Swell-Looking Babe contains material that many readers will find to be outside their comfort zone. To be more specific, the book has an underlying theme of Oedipal love which, in places, gets a bit graphic. Much of the narrative takes place in the Manton Hotel. Bill "Dusty" Rhodes is the lone bellboy on the graveyard shift. His dream of pursuing higher education has been put on hold because he has to work to support himself and his disabled father.
Little, Brown and Company. Oh, well, I needed some new ones anyway. I looked at her, taking it all so calm and casual, and something seemed to snap inside my head. I wanted to hurt her, to hurt someone and she was the nearest thing at hand. So you needed some new ones, I said. Well, as I was saying, that was the way Bob had used to be. Back during the war when there was more terrazzo and tile work than you could shake a stick at, and your only problem was priorities. I’ll tell you: things were a lot different in those days.
Doc McCoy knows everything there is to know about pulling off the perfect bank job. But there are some things he has forgotten-such as a partner who is not only treacherous but insane and a wife who is still an amateur. Worst of all, McCoy has forgotten that when the crime is big and bloody enough, there is no such thing as a clean getaway. About the Author: B Anadarko, Oklahoma, 1906, d. 1977.
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Swell-Looking Babe – Jim Thompson Savage night – Jim Thompson. They must be out of print like a few of the Fantasy Masterworks. I checked Orion site for current Crime Masterwork books and they arent more 10 currently. I checked Orion site for current Crime Masterwork books and they aren't more 10 currently. Hopefully the list that is now up will help some. But sometimes looks can kill, as Jim Thompson demonstrates in this vision of the crime novel as gothic. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. The Manton looks like a respectable hotel. Dusty Rhodes looks like a selfless young man working as a bellhop. And the woman in 1004 looks like an angel.