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WILD TOWN is a novel first published in 1957 by Jim Thompson.

A little boom town in Texas. Bugs McKenna, an ex-con, has just arrived and is already jailed in the local prison. He's offered by Lou Ford, the sheriff, a job as an hotel detective at the Hanlon's. But why? Things get worst as Bugs is falling in love with Amy, Lou Ford's girlfriend, and as the hotel accountant is found dead after a fall from the eighth floor. Furthermore, somebody begins to blackmail the poor McKenna.

Good if not great Thompson novel.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   depressing/sad How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   40% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in small town Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   descript. of breasts Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   dropped from large heights Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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