But I'll tell you this, ma'am. Thompson does something you might not think possible, that maybe one of his psychotics isn't all bad, that maybe does do some good.
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Both men are sociopathic and show signs of serious mental unbalance. Jim Thompson, you sneaky summabitch.
Depending on the study guide provider (SparkNotes, Shmoop, etc. Because of that I've just seen the movie "Coup de Torchon" (Clean Slate) by Bertrand Tavernier, which is loosely based on the book Pop.1280 by Jim Thomson.
Nick Corey was one of those characters that is truly fascinating to read about but there is no way in the world you can feel for him, root for him even though you read the story from his POV.
I never expected a noir novel to examine the questions of language and perspective in literature. Adulterous. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published He doesn't solve problems, enforce rules or arrest criminals. 1280 by Jim Thompson, April 2020 Group Read: Pop. i posted this quote, this flashpoint of the novel for me, really, on myspace many moons ago, where this book was first recommended to me, after i chose the "wrong" jim thompson book as my first jim thompson book. He hates his wife as much as she hates him and must tolerate her half-witted brother who's a peeping Tom. poor guy! Click on a plot link to find similar books!
the wisdom of nick corey: Someone recommended this book to me years ago. Nick Corey is the High Sheriff of Potts County and kind of a simpleton. 1280, but i am not one of those people.
In the latter at least he knew he had a killer inside himself. August 5th 2014 POP. 1280 is a novel published in 1964.
1280, but i am not one of those people. loveable and sweet-tempered Nick Corey, Sheriff of Potts County, has more problems than you can shake a stick at. But has this side of Nick always been there, or was this just a result of always acting the way he thinks he should? Don't be mislead by my rating: this was a really strong book that I enjoyed a lot, it just kind of collapsed disappointingly at the end.
Because of that I've just seen the movie "Coup de Torchon" (Clean Slate) by Bertrand Tavernier, which is loosely based on the book Pop.1280 by Jim Thomson. Pop 1280 is noir farce, with Thompson taking the sheriff of The Killer Inside Me back in history 50 or so years. what's an amiable, peace-loving soul to do? There was some great brutal humor too. Violent. The book inspired the french director Bertrand Tavernier for his movie COUP DE TORCHON in 1981.
Hilarious. If there is a Pop 1280 SparkNotes, Shmoop guide, or Cliff Notes, you can find a link to each study guide below.
This is pulp fiction at its darkest. Very clever and highly amusing at some points with some brilliant twists in the story.
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Both men are sociopathic and show signs of serious mental unbalance.
loveable and sweet-tempered Nick Corey, Sheriff of Potts County, has more problems than you can shake a stick at. Definitely worth reading for the prose.
Nick begins to believe that he's the second Messiah and that he has been sent to Pottsville to eliminate the scum of the earth.
There is humor within these pages to lighten up things. Sheriff Nick Corey spends most of his time eating, sleeping and avoiding trouble. or does he? well, happily, Nick's also a Medici-level manipulator, stone-cold killer, and. Cliff Notes ™, Cliffnotes ™, and Cliff's Notes ™ are trademarks of Wiley Publishing, Inc. SparkNotes ™ and Spark Notes ™ are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. 1280" that just have to be chuckled at.
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There is humor within these pages to lighten up things.
All Right Reserved. Sheriff Nick Corey is a redneck who is a killer and hangs around other sheriffs who call black people the n-word and none of them believe black people have souls or are people. An apparent religious epiphany that Corey experiences toward the end reinforces this. all he wants to do is kick back and hold on to his dippity-doo-da job not-arresting people. As sheriff in Potts County, Nick Corey's job (as he sees it) is to, Lately I've been in the mood for some pulp and noirish movies. The story is dark, cynical and offensive, the last due in part to the time. . About a year and a half ago, ages ago it now seems, there was a flurry of activity around this title among some GR friends and those I whose reviews I stalk, so I bought it—probably the title in a purchase that entitled me to free shipping.
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Chalk it up as another achievement in Jim Thompson's career, I guess, having written a novel that tackles both social, psychological and literary issues. It is the 57th largest county out of 57 counties in Texas.
no plot to book). Would have been a 5 star read but for the ending which to me was a bit of a letdown. The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Staebler. It is the 57th largest county out of 57 counties in Texas. Nick Corey, the sheriff protagonist of the book, is similar to Lou Ford, the deputy sheriff in Thompson's "The Killer inside Me." 1280” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Intelligent.
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Although I certainly didn't like Corey, I felt more sympathy for him than I did for Lou Ford. He is not some twisted serial killer either that is easy to understand.
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I just had to get my hands on the book. I guess this is a satire.
High Sheriff Nick Corey acts like a simpleton, he doesn’t arrest anyone, he doesn’t stir the pot, he acts and behaves the exact way everyone wants him to act; well at least the way he thinks he should act. but things are always getting him down. pimps, bitches, and in-laws - the works! Absolutely terrible. I went looking for something specific.
Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Pop. Also includes sites with a short overview, synopsis, book report, or summary of Jim Thompson’s Pop 1280. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In addition, there are. So I'll just say a couple of not-so-book-related things: My third Jim Thompson book (after The Killer Inside Me and The Grifters) and by far my favourite of the three. A great noir/Western mash-up with a main character who constantly keeps you guessing. But if you keep reading, before you know it you are trapped in. AllReaders is a user-sourced site, collecting reviews from the general public. Copyright © FreeBookNotes.com 2014-2020.
all he wants to do is kick back and hold on to his dippity-doo-da job not-arresting people. that's not too much to ask, is it? Among the summaries and analysis available for Pop 1280, there 1280" that just have to be chuckled at. The abrupt ending puzzles me though but still.
I'll be damned. Some might say that Sheriff Nick Corey does not play well with others.
Click here to see the rest of this review. But when Nick is pushed, he begins to kill . Very clever and highly amusing at some points with some brilliant twists in the story. He really should have given it a better title as well as that doesn't really give you much indication at all of what it is about... “I ain't saying you're a liar, because that wouldn't be polite. The story is dark, cynical and offensive, the last due in part to the time.
whew, close call! 1280, About a year and a half ago, ages ago it now seems, there was a flurry of activity around this title among some GR friends and those I whose reviews I stalk, so I bought it—probably the title in a purchase that entitled me to free shipping. Sites with a book review or quick commentary on Pop 1280 by Jim Thompson. The first couple of chapters are pretty bad (in an intentional way that only becomes apparent later) and if this hadn't been a Jim Thompson book with a reputation I wouldn't have continued reading. Everybody on Goodreads loves this book, but it is one of the worst books I have eve. It sat here and sat here, garnering little attention, working its way down the list of those I was anxious to read, and then it happened, the event that would send this to the top of my priority list…I started reading Gravity’s Rainbow , and all of the sudden anything else would do: in this case, large print was a plus, suggestions that it was humorous appealed to the I-need-that-right-now part of my brain, and besides, I’ll acquire a better sense of the noir that others seem fond of and which I’ve only experienced in reviews (shameful, my neglect of Hammett, Chandler, et al. Pop. ), with an additional perk—the possibility of using chiaroscuro in a review, sounding brighter than I am (or aspire to be)—win, win. You presented yourself like that something I was looking for, and then you changed almost immediately into something else entirely. pimps, bitches, and in-laws - the works! I laughed quite a bit at some of the antics in here. Maybe it's like this with most people, everyone doing pretty much the same thing except in a different way. Be the first to ask a question about Pop.
Nick treats women like Kleenex and kills people or tricks people into killing each other - all in good fun, especially since he believes he was placed on Earth to lead folks to do their worst.