By Jim Thompson
Younger, attractive, and fearfully abused, Mona used to be the type of woman even a troublesome guy like Dillon couldn't carry himself to exploit. but if Mona instructed him in regards to the vicious aunt who had became her into anything little higher than a prostitute--and in regards to the cash the outdated girl has stashed away--Dillon came across it unusually effortless to kill for her.
First released in 1954
A Hell of a Woman is Jim Thompson's homegrown model of Crime and Punishment. it's a novel completely without sentiment, the place a assassin is going approximately his lethal company and not using a prayer of redemption.
A masterpiece of inexpensive lives, small-town desperation, and absent morals. the previous couple of pages, during which the protagonist has a psychological breakdown, is written in alternating strains of conflicting realization: its one of the such a lot evocative, scary, and lovely prose I've learn. The protagonist, a sleazy door-to-door salesman, is the epitome of the Thompson archetype: he fears betrayal simply because he, himself, has no loyalties, and sees no justification for them; his over-confidence is equaled basically via his paranoia; and his failure to get a grip on his lifestyles is, eventually, a human tragedy all too universal and one during which we needs to empathize with. between Thompson's top works.
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