Friday, January 1, 2016

The Killer Inside Me

Book 92 of my 2015 Reading Challenge
read from December 21 - 24

The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson

Summary (via Goodreads)
Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas.  The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring.  But, then, most people don't know about the sickness--the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger.  The sickness that is about to surface again.
An underground classic since its publication in 1952, The Killer Inside Me is the book that made Jim Thompson's name synonymous with the roman noir.

My Opinion
Sociopaths and psychopaths are so creepy.  This book stands up well because it's mainly focused on human emotions and some things never change.

Damn, that ending!!!!

Quote from the Book
"There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living. And somehow I did want to; I wanted to more than ever. If the Good Lord made a mistake in us people it was in making us want to live when we've got the least excuse for it."

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