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The Golden Gizmo, Jim Thompson James Sallis (Foreword )

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The protagonist is a small time con man with a long streak of getting himself out of hotspots while searching for the next grift. Creased spine with slight lean, light edge wear. It was like winning the lottery in a Jim Thompson kind of way. Kent's grinding out a paycheck buying gold on the cheap and selling it for the slimmest of profits when he stumbles into his latest, almost mythical discovery--pure, unadulterated gold in the form of a priceless watch he didn't exactly mean to steal. Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir including The Killer Inside Me 1952 , After Dark My Sweet 1955 , and The Grifters 1963. Who ever knew one lousy watch could bring so much trouble? Of course it comes at a price to Toddy.

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The Golden Gizmo by Jim Thompson (9780316403986)

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Somehow, Kent seems always to find himself regularly confronted with The Big Break every man would kill for--only to see it slip through his fingers. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. And how many times can Kent avoid getting killed before his luck runs out for good? I liked it a lot. Somehow, Kent seems always to find himself regularly confronted with The Big Break every man would kill for--only to see it slip through his fingers. Soon Kent finds himself at the center of a whirlwind of danger involving everyone from the woman he can't seem to shake, bail bondsmen who get word of Kent's discovery, the Treasury Department, his pawnbroker, and a devious old man with a dog that may or may not be able to speak English, in a rip-roaring comedy of errors and would-you-believe-it bad luck unlike anything you've ever read.

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NEW The Golden Gizmo by Jim Thompson

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James Myers Thompson was a United States writer of novels, short stories and screenplays, largely in the hardboiled style of crime fiction. The Golden Gizmo is like any other Jim's books, it makes you feel like you're driving full Another great read by Mr. Author Biography Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. And how many times can Kent avoid getting killed before his luck runs out for good? The Golden Gizmo is like any other Jim's books, it makes you feel like you're driving full speed on the highway. Who ever knew one lousy watch could bring so much trouble? Despite its weak title this short, fast moving novel has a lot going for it.

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Somehow, Kent seems always to find himself regularly confronted with The Big Break every man would kill for--only to see it slip through his fingers. Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. Fine, unread copy in color pictorial wrappers with the yellow edge-staining bright and even, and no trace of tanning to the pages. His wife turns up dead--murdered--and he finds himself stalked by a chinless man with a talking doberman that sings hymns before it kills. Toddy Kent is a hustler, seeking out sources of easy money in the most unlikely places thanks to a sixth-sense he has, known as a 'gizmo,' after the G.

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The Golden Gizmo : Jim Thompson : 9780316403986

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It's weird because hobo knowledge is always weirdly specific there's a debate on whether or not you can drug black coffee, a bit on how to cheat at dice if you shoot from a cup, and one of the burglars uses the improvised chicken claw weapon , and also old-timey a lot of the plot relies on the ins and outs of smuggling gold bullion during the gold standard years. The protagonist is a small time con man with a long streak of getting himself out of hotspots while searching for the next grift. Kent's grinding out a paycheck buying gold on the cheap and selling it for the slimmest of profits when he stumbles into his latest, almost mythical discovery--pure, unadulterated gold in the form of a priceless watch he didn't exactly mean to steal. Who ever knew one lousy watch could bring so much trouble? Who ever knew one lousy watch could bring so much trouble? I immediately devoured this one. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when he was only fourteen. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detectivewhen he was only fourteen.

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The Golden Gizmo : Jim Thompson : 9780316403986

the golden gizmo thompson jim sallis james

Kent's grinding out a paycheck buying gold on the cheap and selling it for the slimmest of profits when he stumbles into his latest, almost mythical discovery--pure, unadulterated gold in the form of a priceless watch he didn't exactly mean to steal. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Now Toddy's gizmo has steered him to a seemingly unlimited source of pure, unadulterated--and convienently illicit--gold. . Kent's grinding out a paycheck buying gold on the cheap and selling it for the slimmest of profits when he stumbles into his latest, almost mythical discovery--pure, unadulterated gold in the form of a priceless watch he didn't exactly mean to steal.

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The Golden Gizmo by Jim Thompson (9780316403986)

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Our minimum order quantity is 25 copies. I liked the talking Doberman myself. The guy was absolutely over the top. It's weird because hobo knowledge is always weirdly specific there's a debate on whether or not you can drug black coffee, a bit on how to cheat at dice if Hobos, nazis, bale bondsmen, back alleys in Tijuana, door-to-door gold buyers, a talking dog. He does not know how it works; if he did than maybe he could prevent the inconvenient inconsistencies that often leave him high and dry at the worst times. It's not quite up there with The Master and M I found a clutch of Jim Thompson novels at the Goodwill.

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Soon Kent finds himself at the center of a whirlwind of danger involving everyone from the woman he can't seem to shake, bail bondsmen who get word of Kent's discovery, the Treasury Department, his pawnbroker, and a devious old man with a dog that may or may not be able to speak English, in a rip-roaring comedy of errors and would-you-believe-it bad luck unlike anything you've ever read. Thompson also co-wrote two screenplays for the Stanley Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory. Order with multiple titles may receive several packages to fill the entire order. It's not quite up there with The Master and Margarita but it is well worth the read. Thomspon's portrayal of the incurable criminal who has no control over his situation goes from hilarious to horrifying. In these works, Thompson turned the derided pulp genre into literature and art, featuring unreliable narrators, odd structure, and surrealism.

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Thompson wrote more than thirty novels, the majority of which were original paperback publications by pulp fiction houses, from the lat Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. We offer a , and form, to make purchasing quick and easy. The protagonist is a former hobo, and it seems like most of the book is Thompson displaying his hobo knowledge, but he's not proud of it. About the Author Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Wear at edges, reading creases, creases on book, rubbed with some white showing, light interior browning. Although he was praised by critics during his lifetime, Thompson gained little commercial success in comparison. First Printing of This Edition.

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