Jim Thompson was born 27 September 1906 and died 7 April 1977
- There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot – things are not as they seem.
- There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living.
- When life attains a crisis, man’s focus narrows. […] The world becomes a stage of immediate concern, swept free of illusion.
James Myers Thompson was an American author and screenwriter, known for his hard-boiled crime fiction. Thompson wrote more than thirty novels, including The Killer Inside Me, The Grifters, and A Hell of a Woman.
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