Download PDF by Jim Thompson: A Swell-Looking Babe

By Jim Thompson

ISBN-10: 0316196096

ISBN-13: 9780316196093

The Manton appears like a decent resort. Dusty Rhodes appears like a selfless younger guy operating as a bellhop. And the lady in 1004 appears like an angel. yet occasionally appears to be like can kill, as Jim Thompson demonstrates during this imaginative and prescient of the crime novel as gothic.

First released in 1954


"The Oedipus advanced, Thompson-style.

Young collage drop-out invoice "Dusty" Rhodes is operating as a bellboy on the Manton inn until eventually he can get his existence positioned so he can return to varsity. however the funds is sweet and the activity is straightforward and Dusty has his unwell previous father to help. He loves his dad yet doesn't comprehend the place the outdated guy spends the entire cash Dusty offers him. Then the swell-looking babe, a gray-haired older lady, tests into the lodge and Dusty can't cease wondering how appealing she is and what kind of she reminds him of his deceased mom.
Another inn visitor occurs to be the neighborhood mob boss who Dusty owes a opt to and dad's attorney, a wily little man, retains popping up.

Everybody desires anything, and in Thompson's books you recognize they'll get what they deserve. I get pleasure from his books simply because Thompson may well delve into taboo topics, which used to be particularly his area of expertise, in a fashion that slot in with the pulp writing of the time whereas nonetheless writing in actual fact sufficient to surprise smooth readers. In his novels he went again to the topic of madness time and again whereas giving every one personality their very own explanation for their madness and their very own warped perceptions."

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