Savage Night

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Orion, Jul 22, 2010 - Fiction - 160 pages
65 Reviews
Under the guise of a college student, Carl Bigelow moves into a small town and into the life of Jake Winroy, a one-time crook who now plans to testify against an organized crime figure. The tricky thing is to kill Jake without making it look like a hit. But Jake's wife is more than willing to help Carl with anything he requires...

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The ending is like a home invasion. - Goodreads
Great WTF ending, my favorite part. - Goodreads
A real page turner that surprises you in the end. - Goodreads
The pace was slow and the ending too weird. - Goodreads
Did. Boring plot, as usual with Thompson. - Goodreads
The ending is devastating. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Debra - Goodreads

Thompson never fails to enthrall me with this writing style and well-defined characters. As with others of his, I'm always left wondering exactly what happened in the end. His characters start off seeming sane enough, but go down-hill from there. Highly recommended. He was ahead of his time. Read full review

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User Review  - Sean Owen - Goodreads

Jim Thompson was the master of noir. "Savage Night" has all the hallmarks of great Thompson: an unreliable narrator, dark humor, twists and turns and there isn't a decent person in the book. In ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jim Thompson (1906-1977) was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Among his many novels are The Killer Inside Me, The Grifters, The Getaway and After Dark, My Sweet. He also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory). Pop. 1280 was an acclaimed French film under the title Coup de Torchon.

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