Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Alcoholics

Jim Thompson's The Alcoholics is one of those books that everyone who has read it can't understand why those who haven't haven't.  It's a great read with some fantastic turns of phrases and beautifully simplistic characterisation that says more than could ever be put down on the page. The only issue with it is how criminally short it is, failing that it's a stylish and colourful beat novel that's a must for any lover of the soiled souls and fallen angels of literature.