Diavoli di donne

Diavoli di donne Dopo una vita di delusioni e di donne sbagliate alle spalle Frank Dolly Dillon si ridotto a fare il venditore porta a porta in una piccola cittadina sperduta al centro dell America Finch un giorno no

  • Title: Diavoli di donne
  • Author: Jim Thompson Luca Briasco
  • ISBN: 9788834712887
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dopo una vita di delusioni e di donne sbagliate alle spalle, Frank Dolly Dillon si ridotto a fare il venditore porta a porta in una piccola cittadina sperduta al centro dell America Finch un giorno non suona alla porta giusta, o forse a quella sbagliata Ad aprirgli una vecchia megera che, in cambio di un servizio di posate o di un soprabito, pronta a gettargli fDopo una vita di delusioni e di donne sbagliate alle spalle, Frank Dolly Dillon si ridotto a fare il venditore porta a porta in una piccola cittadina sperduta al centro dell America Finch un giorno non suona alla porta giusta, o forse a quella sbagliata Ad aprirgli una vecchia megera che, in cambio di un servizio di posate o di un soprabito, pronta a gettargli fra le braccia la giovane e bella nipote Mona Ma c di pi a Dolly basta parlare per pochi minuti con la ragazza per capire che Mona diventata da tempo merce da dare in pasto al migliore offerente, e che la vecchia zia ha da parte un bel gruzzolo, centomila dollari, addirittura Da qui a studiare un piano perfetto per impossessarsi del malloppo, farla franca e fuggire con Mona il passo breve Peccato che Dolly gi sposato e che sua moglie ha la brutta tendenza a ficcare il naso nelle faccende che non la riguardano e a fiutare il profumo dei soldi da lontano un miglio E lo stesso vale per il suo capo

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    1. Down on his luck salesman Frank Dillon meets a girl named Mona who's being abused and practically put on the street corner by her elderly aunt. When Dillon finds out the aunt has over a hundred thousand dollars hidden in the house, he plans to kill her and run off with Mona. Unfortunately, this book was written by Jim ThompsonNobody writes noir tales about the wheels coming off an already shaky plan like old Mr. Cheerful himself, Jim Thompson. A Hell of a Woman is a tale very nearly from the Jam [...]

    2. It’s nice to know that when everyday life starts to seem kind of depressing that you can escape into a good book. Unless that book is by Jim Thompson. Then you’re screwed.Frank ‘Dolly’ Dillon will tell you that he’s a hard working joe saddled with a lazy wife, and he just can’t catch a break at his job as salesman/collection agent for a company that sells cheap goods on credit to poor people. While making his rounds Dolly meets Mona, a young woman who is being pimped out her by nasty [...]

    3. "L'enfer, c'est les autres"- Jean-Paul Sartre, No ExitThere is only so much Jim Thompson one should read in a summer. Even an Arizona summer starts to seem dark under the weight of too much Thompson. Finishing this book makes me want to punch someone. Hard. Look, this isn't his best pitch. I get it. He's done better stuff. Things that will hang with you longer. Stories that were a bit more dynamic. But still, reading this Dimestore Dostoevsky is going to bend you no matter how this book measures [...]

    4. This is the first Jim Thompson book I've read (don't know why it took so long), but it was definitely an experience. The story starts out with a fairly simple and familiar noir plot, focusing on a door-to door salesman who gets smitten for a meek, but strangely attractive young woman, and hatches a plot to steal some dough from her aunt, who's a down-right deplorable old witch that pimps out her niece to everyone around town. But eventually, it evolves into this totally bizarre and unpredictable [...]

    5. these 3 star ratings reflect a lack of consistency as thompson was a pulpdrunk piece-of-shit meet-a-deadline writer who could reach great heights but then'd mar the work with some sloppyass booshit. just as simenon, in response to a question asking if he had a 'great' book in him, said that all his slim, singularly focused books were mere tiles in a great mosaic, i kinda think thompson's oeuvre adds up to something greater than the sum of its parts. they usually follow a pretty traditional route [...]

    6. Dammit, I knew it! I just reviewed the whole Jim Thompson omnibus when deep down I knew that one review of A Hell of a Woman would say just about all I need to say about Jim Thompson. It's great! An underrated classic! From the first page you know this is Thompson at his best: the girl glimpsed through a window in a lightning storm, the hard-luck shyster salesman-cum-debt-collector out in the rain lusting after her, and the slang-talking first-person POV he would make famous in The Killer Inside [...]

    7. This is vintage Jim Thompson--a story filled with irredeemable characters and lots of sex, violence and alcohol. Frank Dillon is an outside salesman/collector for a company that preys on low-income people. He drinks too hard and plays fast and loose with his company accounts. A parade of unsatisfactory women have passed through his life, all of them memorable only for the faults they displayed. And then Frank meets the beautiful Mona, a sexy young woman desperately in need of being rescued from [...]

    8. I remember buying this when Black Lizard first came out and the cover was laminated with an amazing cover by Nancy McGregor showing an insane Marilyn Monroe leering right at you in a darkened office. That cover pulled $3.95 out of my pocket in record time. Since it was my last $3.95 I had to go downtown and donate my blood so I could have more money for books.I read "A Hell Of A Woman" lying on a gurney pumping my plasma for book dough, and the transfusion didn't make my blood run cold, this awe [...]

    9. Good plot, good suspense. Displays Thompson's mastery of twisted perspective shifts. Kind of just sinks into a hellhole at the end, like a fair amount of his fiction does.

    10. Comment from 2008: In recent months, I seem to have stumbled into the project of reading in publication order the collected works the noirboiled greats. Thus, since beginning to read noir in an orderly way, I've read the first two novels of Charles Williams, the first three of Raymond Chandler, the first six or seven by Cornell Woolrich, etc. At some point, I'll start with the first Jim Thompson book, and begin working my way through his canon in an orderly fashion, too, and when I reach (and re [...]

    11. A door to door salesman stumbles across a young woman being held captive against her will and used as a sex slave by an unassuming yet villainous older woman. Offered the services of the sex slave as payment for goods he quickly turns down the offer (one of his very few redeemable moments) and sets out to free Mona. Of course, the cool thousand buck score sweetens the deal. Frank Dillion (aka Dolly) isn’t a nice man. He’s abusive, a scammer; a grifter of sorts with little going for him apart [...]

    12. Sure fire formula for a great booketely messed up, unreliable narrator who degenerates into madness. I despise people who don't accept responsibility for their actions, but somehow I forgive it in a Jim Thompson character. Frank Dillon is such a heel that I had to laugh at him. Crazy ass ending as usualrt of a split-screen drug experience thing I've never read anything like it, except Thompson.

    13. "There's just some guys that get the breaks, and some that don't. And me, I guess you know the kind I am." Not my favourite Jim Thompson novel, but a great read nonetheless, with a complex narrator and a plot that twists and turns in a dozen different ways.

    14. Thompson is something akin to a genre of his own . . . You know a great deal before you read a single sentence. You know you're going to shake your head in disbelief and surprise at the outrageous behavior and complete disregard of the moral code evidenced by a still-completely likable protagonist. You know you're going to find yourself laughing at things that in life would be horribly un-laughable. You know that at some point, you're jaw is going to hang open—your eyebrows elevated to the ape [...]

    15. I picked this Jim Thompson book off the shelf without expecting very much. It's generally not mentioned amongst the more lauded books Thompson has written, like Savage Night, Killer Inside Me, and Pop. 1280. Fortunately, it's just as strong as those aforementioned books, and if you're a Jim Thompson fan, I suggest you give this one a go.The main character Frank "Dolly" Dillon is a pretty standard Thompson protagonist; he's ruthless, bibulous, hostile toward women, looking for an angle, and an un [...]

    16. A HELL OF A WOMAN is a hell of a book, but if you've read much Jim Thompson you know that already. This isn't one of his better known novels I suppose -- at least, I hadn't heard a lot about it -- but it does have his signature plot turns and a lot of punch.This is a fast read, and not just because it's a pretty short book. Thompson keeps the pressure on his main guy and never lets up. The end of every chapter throws a new wrench in the works, making this a gripping read that's hard to put down. [...]

    17. This is a new experience for me, i havent read an avreage JT novel before and this was less than i expect from his kind of noir stories of characters with depth, the tight storytelling driven by the many compelling characters. This novel the only character with depth, written decently compared to what i have come to expect from Thompson is the POV lead role Frank "Dolly" Dillion. He is unreliable narrator, disgusting pig when it comes to women, a real loser even in his own mind but at-least he w [...]

    18. I don't know what the new, modern cover is supposed to illustrate but THIS ->> depicts the opening scene. And who knew you could get away with publishing such a perverse and sexual set-up back then? In fact, if adjectives like dark, perverse, sexual, and bleak make you prick up your ears, this is your book. They don't get much more noir than this.

    19. Sleazy, violent, misogynistic and black as pitch: welcome to the world of Jim Thompson. His writing isn't for everyone, and I felt like I had to take a shower at frequent intervals, but his characters and world-building are incredibly compelling. The "hero" okay, protagonist if I can even call him that is a winning guy named Frank "Dolly" Dillon, a broke-ass door-to-door salesman for some 1950s Rent-a-Center type outfit. His heroic instincts, such as they are, are revived when he comes upon a be [...]

    20. Wowser!!!When asked what "noir" means, James Ellroy answered "It means you're f*@#ed." Dread, despair, anxiety, fear, excitement, longing, dreaming, euphoria, risk, danger, lust, passion, scheming. All conjured up in this "noir" masterpiece from Jim Thompson.Thompson's great strength is putting the reader in the mind of somebody who is truly deranged, desperate or psychotic maybe all three at once. These characters are superhuman or mystical figures. They are citizens caught up in the grinding [...]

    21. Another Thompson sociopath charts a course to hell. Frank "Dolly" Dillon is a salesman/money collector selling and collecting for cheap garbage with a huge mark up, but has been skimming his payouts and doctoring the paperwork. The only luck Frank ever knew was baaaaaad luck. On the hunt for a deadbeat he meets an evil old woman willing to prostitute her niece for set of dishes. Because he's such a great guy, he doesn't take up with the girl, instead plots to kill the miserly crone and start a n [...]

    22. Good Christ, this book is disturbing. It's classic Thompson from his incredibly productive period -- hard, nasty, unsympathetic, unsentimental, basically evil. You think you're being treated nice and then it smacks you in the face with a crowbar -- and you let it. At the end it all disintegrates into complete incomprehensible psychosis. Apparently there was some dispute between Thompson and the publisher as to how the experimental section at the end was typeset -- whatever, I'm kind of shocked t [...]

    23. Travelling salesman Frank “Dolly” Dillon thinks he knows all the angles but when he meets shy stunner Mona Farrell and her manipulative aunt then his scheming and dreaming suddenly start to go awry. With the small matter of a hidden stash of 100,000 dollars greed, lust and murder all conspire to drag Frank into his own personal hell, gradually losing his mind. As usual with Jim Thompson the delicate balance of life slowly starts to disintegrate as Frank realises that he’s just born to lose [...]

    24. A masterpiece of cheap lives, small-town desperation, and absent morals. The last few pages, in which the protagonist has a mental breakdown, is written in alternating lines of conflicting consciousness: its among the most evocative, frightening, and beautiful prose I've read. The protagonist, a sleazy door-to-door salesman, is the epitome of the Thompson archetype: he fears betrayal because he, himself, has no loyalties, and sees no justification for them; his over-confidence is equaled only by [...]

    25. The story of a man, a woman, and money that doesn't belong to them: that's the plot of a bunch of Jim Thompson books, but few of them go as nightmarish in the final pages, and that's saying something when you rememberoh, just about anything else he wrote after the first three books. There's a temptation when reading a book like this to fly through the words just to see in what specific way this one will go wrong, but if you can slow down, do so. There's just so much here that's worth savoring, e [...]

    26. non si salva nessuno, nei libri di thompson: non solo i diavoli di donne, ma anche gli uomini. tutti marci, tutti pronti a esplodere in un delirio di violenze e nefandezze, tutti ai margini del sogno americano. e alcol, abbrutimento, sordidezza, disonestà- con uno stile semplice eppure incisivo (mi è sembrata buona la traduzione di luca briasco).

    27. There's a lot to A HELL OF A WOMAN that most people won't like, and that's kind of the point. All too often great characters do great things and the world watches and it'swell But life isn't always like that and every once and a while there's a book like this. Unreliable narration, irredeemable characters and a lot of wrong that'll make you question your expectations as a reader.

    28. this book reminded me a lot of charles williams' the hot spot. i like the characterization of the creep narrator very much but the story isn't much, and there isn't much to keep one's interest. i like the last couple of pages quite a lot though: the overlapping left me bemused and wondering about the proper ending to this tale.

    29. This was the top of the line. This really convinced me of Thompson. The cruelty and the the honesty of the text is beautiful. Reading this was somehow disturbing at times because I was afraid of what might happen but really really needed to know what might happen.A dilemma.Only solved by reading the book and leaving all the judging until the very end. True Thompson, guaranteed!

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