The Killer Inside Me has been a cult classic since its first publication in 1952. Also a major motion picture starring Casey Affleck, directed by Michael Winterbottom.
Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he's a little slow and boring, but that's the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his "sickness". It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again - and the consequences are brutal and devastating.
Tense and suspenseful, The Killer Inside Me is a brilliantly sustained noir crime masterpiece.
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unapologetically chilling and hard noir
Well written but slightly out stays its welcome by the end. However that's a minor flaw a great psychological look through the eyes of a stone cold, unemotional character
The narrator is wonderful at getting that hard-boiled prose spot on
there are some pretty glib, grim points of view and turns of phrases and the whole thing is very very very misogynistic. The violence and treatment towards women will probably still upset those offended by things like that so it is not for everyone
- Mr. C. G. Moore
Psycho-killer quesque c'est!
Truly literary study of psychopathy. Brilliant performance by Tim Flavin, which caught the glib charm of the psychopath and the cold emptiness underneath.
The death of the Greek boy
I had Chandler and Ellroy as the kings of noir, but Thompson is at least as good