Bad Boy (Google eBook)
From the beginning, Jim Thompson knew he was going to catch hell no matter what he did. And during a childhood spent at the mercy of a father whose schemes put him on the wrong side of the law as often as the right, and a grandfather who knew the bad parts of town like the back of his hand, young Jim learned sin better than any writer had before.
From his rabble-rousing adolescence in the American Midwest, to wasted teenage years in the seedy underbelly of the hotel industry, to Thompson's chilling encounter with the real-life inspiration of THE KILLER INSIDE ME, BAD BOY offers a fascinating glimpse at the formative years of the man who would become one of the most famous authors of modern American Noir, in the autobiography-as-novel that follows the birth of the legend himself in the signature style Thompson made famous.
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Review: Bad BoyUser Review - Bob Mackey - Goodreads
Bad Boy isn't essential Thompson, mostly because it's unlike anything he's ever written (except for the sequel, of course). With this book, Thompson forgoes his typical lewd tales of murder and ... Read full review
Review: Bad BoyUser Review - Eric - Goodreads
equal parts Thompson plinking around with some of his favorite character-types and themes and shameless self-promotion. Read the real fiction first. Read full review