The Grifters (Paperback)
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The Grifters (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 03/08/2006
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Reissue of a true classic - 'One of the toughest crime novels ever' (Newsweek).

'Jim Thompson is the best suspense writer going, bar none' NEW YORK TIMES

Roy Dillon is young, good-looking and devastatingly charming. He's also a completely amoral con man. Lily, his mother, works for the mob. Moira Langtry, Roy's mistress, is always looking for the main chance, and so is Carol Roberg, the nurse brought in to look after Roy when a bad choice of mark means he has an unfortunate encounter with a baseball bat and a bad case of internal bleeding.

The Grifters, one of the best novels ever written about the art of the con, is an ingeniously crafted story of deception and betrayal that was the basis for Stephen Frears' and Martin Scorsese's critically-acclaimed film of the same name.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780752879598
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 184 g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Jim Thompson is the best suspense writer going, bar none * NEW YORK TIMES *
Casts a dazzling light on the human condition * WASHINGTON POST *
I don't read many books twice but Jim Thompson novels - due to their concise, dirty power, their relentless violence and purity - can always draw me in for a second time. Some of the most psychological crime writing ever done. I love James M Cain and Elmore Leonard but Jim Thompson holds a special place in my heart.
One of the toughest crime novels ever * NEWSWEEK *
My favourite crime novelist - often imitated but never duplicated - is Jim Thompson -- Stephen King
If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Cornell Woolrich could have joined together in some ungodly union and produced a literary offspring, Jim Thompson would be it * WASHINGTON POST *
The most hard-boiled of all the American writers of crime fiction * CHICAGO TRIBUNE *

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