Thursday, June 4, 2009

Book Review: Jim Thompson, Heed the Thunder (1946)

Jim Thompson's second novel is the oddly plotless chronicle of more than a decade with the Fargo family in the farm town of Verdon, Nebraska. Or perhaps it's more accurate to say that this novel has a profusion of small plots, none of which stick around long enough to be deeply engaging. Not bad, but somehow I had expected a bit more thunder. Grade: C

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