Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Five novels told from the perspective of a terrible person

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Kristi Steffen tagged five titles told from the perspective of an extremely disturbed individual you would never want to meet, including:
Nick Corey (Pop. 1280, by Jim Thompson)

Nick Corey is the notoriously sleazy, corrupt, and inept sheriff of a small county in Nowhere, Texas. What’s less known about him is that he’s also a master manipulator and psychopathic killer. In a series of horrifying, darkly comic vignettes, this noir leads us through the stone-cold spree of a disarmingly simple-seeming man so detached from basic empathy that he’d rather kill a gal than be troubled with breaking up with her. Additional recommendations: pretty much anything by Jim Thompson. If he ever wrote a book with a likable character in it, no one bothered to tell me.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue