Scott Bradfield, 14 December 1995
Show More Jim Thompson Omnibus: The Getaway, The Killer inside Me, The Grifters, Pop. 1280 Picador, 570 pp., £7.99, November 1995, 3 303 34288 1Show More Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson by Robert Polito.
Knopf, 543 pp., $30, October 1995, 0 394 58407 4Show More
“... guests with more than just the keys to their rooms. According to Thompson’s latest biographer, Robert Polito, even as a teenager Thompson ‘moonlighted as a bootlegger, a drug peddler, a grifter, a pimp and a male escort’. His extra-curricular activities often added as much as three hundred dollars to his weekly wage but, at the same time, demanded ...”