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Overrated and boring - a crime for Thompson
on 10 July 1999
For some reason, The Grifters is not as interesting to me as it is a lot of people. I can't really put my finger on it, but the novel is quite boring, which is unusual for Thompson. It is also littered with repulsive characters. Of course, Thompson's books feature psychopaths, but the nuts are uniformly interesting, funny, and, ironically, nice. In The Grifters, there are no such characters.