- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard; Black LizardVintage Crime ed edition (Aug. 11 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679732470
- ISBN-13: 978-0679732471
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 0.8 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 204 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #409,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
After Dark, My Sweet Paperback – Aug 11 1990
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From the Back Cover
Jim Thompson created a tour de force of spiraling paranoia and violence as shattering as it is inevitable. It is now the basis for an acclaimed new film.
About the Author
(1906 - 1977) James Meyers Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films “The Killing” and “Paths of Glory”). An outstanding crime writer, the world of his fiction is rife with violence and corruption. In examining the underbelly of human experience and American society in particular, Thompson’s work at its best is both philosophical and experimental. Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir including The Killer Inside Me (1952), After Dark My Sweet (1955), and The Grifters (1963).
Top Customer Reviews
While the book is perfectly fine it is not in the league of the author's best works: 'The Killer Inside Me', 'The Getaway', and 'The Grifters'. All these books are somehow special in terms of pathos, horror or surprise. They are deserved to be called classics. 'After Dark, My Sweet' is not a classic, and I have no idea what the title means (..it has nothing to do with the story).
Bottom line: a worthy read, especially suited for Thompson fans.