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A Hell of a Woman reader ¼ 288 pages ´ ¿uién tiene la potestad de perdonar una vida o de dar muerte En el caso de Dillon un vendedor a domicilio de escasa moral todas las dudas se disipan cuando conoce a la joven y frágil Mona ue durante años ha sido víctima de las maldades de su tía una rica anciana ue ha llegado a convertirla prácticPodrido Sin duda alguna aunue Dillon no haya llegado a valorar ue cualuier acto acarrea consecuencias y ue la conciencia propia uizá tenga brechas ocultas ue solo se descubren al ponerla a prueba A masterclass in noir A Hell of a Woman delves into crime paranoia passion and madness It also has some of my favorite noir tropes such as a rude no nonsense protagonist and a metric ton of witty smart mouthing

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¿uién tiene la potestad de perdonar una vida o de dar muerte En el caso de Dillon un vendedor a domicilio de escasa moral todas las dudas se disipan cuando conoce a la joven y frágil Mona ue dur Top notch pulp masterpiece Jim Thompson has a well deserved reputation as one of the greatest of all the pulp writers He wrote thirty novels in the late 1940's and the 1950's many of which later became box office hits But watching a movie based on one of Thompson's books is not the same as reading the original material Although hundreds of writers have tried to ape his style there was only one Jim Thompson His tales are sordid They are filled with psychopaths and grifters His heroes are anti heroes They are not just criminals but often mean violent sadistic men Also his books are filled with a sardonic sense of humor that often leaves the reader laughing out loudA Hell of A Woman is classic Jim Thompson It is filled with the kind of characters and sardonic humor that Thompson is famous for It is told in the first person and the reader is left to figure how much of what Dolly Dillon says is accurate and how much is his making excuses for his actionsAs with all of Thompson's books it is not the plot which is ultimately fascinating but his bizarre despair filled world beginning in the first chapter with the shocking incident of the old lady offering up her sweet niece in exchange for whatever trinkets a traveling salesman is willing to part withThere are simply no redeeming characters in this book Dillon is wife beating old lady murdering scum Mona eagerly wants Dillon to kill her aunt so they can run off with the money Joyce is sloppy and trampy and money hungry It's a bleak miserable world that Dillon lives in and everyone is a welcher a scoundrel a cheatBut what Thompson does is take this miserable existence and makes it interesting He tells it with Dillon's voice with Dillon bitching about the slow unattractive waitresses and when asked why he doesn't try some other restaurant Dillon says its all the same everywhere nothing is any better anywhere No one else writes like this Thompson didn't just focus on the anti heroes but he got inside their heads and the reader felt their misery and Thompson did this way before anyone else got wise to doing it Indeed it is the physicality of emotions that Thompson conveys so wellIt is indeed a pulp noir masterpiece but it clearly will not appeal to everyone given its focus on twisted people

ePub ✓ A Hell of a Woman ï Jim Thompson

A Hell of a WomanAnte años ha sido víctima de las maldades de su tía una rica anciana ue ha llegado a convertirla prácticamente en una prostituta ¿No merece la muerte un ser tan despreciable lascivo corrupto y L'enfer c'est les autres Jean Paul Sartre No Exit There is only so much Jim Thompson one should read in a summer Even an Arizona summer starts to seem dark under the weight of too much Thompson Finishing this book makes me want to punch someone Hard Look this isn't his best pitch I get it He's done better stuff Things that will hang with you longer Stories that were a bit dynamic But still reading this Dimestore Dostoevsky is going to bend you no matter how this book measures up to Thompson's other stuff This novel reads like a linear painful nervous breakdown The women hurt and the money doesn't help Just remember folks Life isn't fair Women are hard Money is damn slippery It all becomes that much complicated when you are beat down and a bit crazy to boot Some people never get a lucky roll Some people never catch an easy day This book is for the poor the misunderstood the downtrodden It is a book to remind those poor sons of bitches that not only could their lot be worse but yeah baby someday it most certainly WILL be worse