The Killer Inside Me, by Jim Thompson Rothdas book review RSS
3.0 Stars

Raisins are Nature's candy

A well written PSA about the importance of not murdering people. The writing was excellent; brief and elegant in many of the conversations, more descriptive and evocative in many of the actions. As usual with crime-stories though I couldn't entirely vibe with the novel. The protagonist is unsympathetic, his actions are wasteful & dumb, and ultimately you wonder about the point of the novel. Hmm, what else to say. It reminded me a little bit of Despair, if it was conceived and written by Dashiell Hammett rather than Nabokov. It made me miss more joyful & creative narrators, like the serial killer from The Wasp Factory.