Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Happy 100th, Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson was born on September 27, 1906.

"In a career that spanned over 30 years, Thompson published a string of novels that have come to epitomize both pulp fiction and the allure of noir," writes Stephen Miller at The Rap Sheet. "He is best known for The Killer Inside Me, The Grifters and After Dark, My Sweet."

Click here to read the rest of Miller's fine remembrance.

Don't have the time or space to squeeze a Thompson novel onto your reading list? Rent The Grifters, a fine movie adapted by Stephen Frears from Thompson's 1963 novel by the same title.

--Marshal Zeringue