Sunday, October 7, 2012

Day #22,206-207

Walk km 11,833-11,836: running errands
Walk km 11,836-11,850: Meetup around Stanley park seawall
Walk km 11,850-11,862 (10,345 to go): Meetup walk Cleveland Dam to Dundarave

Book #433: Double Indemnity (1936, James M Cain)

This is one of the books I got in Winnipeg during last month's vacation. This appears to be a kind of pre-Jim Thompson. It's certainly sick enough: murderer starts dating his victim's daughter! However, the first person narrative doesn't really delve into just how sick this guy is - which kind of works because it's interesting how he's a slime-of-the-earth type character but he can't really see that himself. But, for 1936, this must have been rather strong stuff.

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