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MORE HARDCORE.

Thompson, Jim.

ISBN 10: 1556110162 / ISBN 13: 9781556110160
Published by NY: DONALD I. FINE. 1987, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Jim Thompson's widow, Alberta on the title page. Fine in a fine dj. Features the novels: "The Ripoff" "The Golden Gizmo" and "Roughneck.". Bookseller Inventory # 21513

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Title: MORE HARDCORE.

Publisher: NY: DONALD I. FINE. 1987

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Dust jacket design by Robert Aulicino. First appearance of The Ripof", first hardcover appearance of The Golden Gizmo and Roughneck.

From Publishers Weekly:

The publisher may be what Thompson characterized as "playing the 'small con'the hype and the smack and the tat" when he calls these three short 1950s novels "all classics in the ranks of Hammett and Chandler." In the word of Nero Wolfe, pfui. When he was good, Thompson (Hardcore was closer to Mickey Spillane at moving a plot along but no better at characterization. "The Ripoff" is a silly story about a poor writer whose rich fiancee may be trying to drive him crazy. It makes no sense at all. "Roughneck" is a loose, sentimental autobiographical segment that holds some interest in its depiction of Depression life in the West and Midwest. "The Golden Gizmo" begins marvelously: "It was almost quitting time when Toddy met the man with no chin and the talking dog." But the story of a small-time conman dealing in then-illegal gold degenerates into complicated unbelievability and farce that's occasionally intentional. (" 'And keep your hands out o' your pockets,' gritted Donald.") Fans of Hammett, Chandler, Macdonald and Spillane will wisely look elsewhere.
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