3/18/2014

Jim Thompson 'The Killer Inside Me' (1952) ****1/2

My third and favorite Jim Thompson book so far. To steal the cover quote by Stanley Kubrick: "probably the most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered." Thompson wrote the dialogue for Kubrick's THE KILLING and the screenplay for the director's PATHS OF GLORY.

I have not seen the 1976 film version of 'The Killer Inside Me', but I think the 2010 version is excellent and it is an incredibly accurate adaptation of the novel (literally every page is translated).

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