Sunday 2 October 2022

From the Same Soil

        The Killer Inside Me is foremost a study of a man whose traits are violently at odds with the maxims and expectations of his world. Lou is a deputy sheriff in a small Texas town during the same period setting as the novel's writing, his drawling voiceover reiterating his cynical, alien perspective on the human interactions around him. He's one of those characters without whom the Noir genre wouldn't exist - the bad seed, the freakish weed sprung from the same soil as all the healthy legumes - but here he's the core protagonist and not some rugged neon knight.

Roderick Heath
excerpt from Freedonia.com

Killer Inside Me
Michael Winterbottom

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