|Plot Summary of After Dark, My Sweet|
AFTER DARK, MY SWEET is a novel written by Jim Thompson in 1955.
Kid Collins has escaped from a mental hospital. On his way south, he meets Fay, an alcoholic widow, and the no good Uncle Bud who proposed he take part in the kidnapping of the little Charles Vandermeer. Kid, desperately wanting to be loved by Fay, accepts but soon becomes suspicious. Will he be cheated by his partners or does his paranoia make him feel that way ?
Another masterpiece of Jim Thompson. Ultra noir.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniel Staebler
|Chapter Analysis of After Dark, My Sweet|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
The crook is....
- Get treasure/money from another criminal
- on the run from the law
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
- Mentally ill
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript. of breasts
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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