Quote of the Day, Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson

There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot—things are not as they seem.

 —Jim Thompson, as quoted in Robert Polito’s Savage Art:  A Biography of Jim Thompson

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Arnold Snyder is a professional gambler and ordained minister who lives in the Nevada hills west of Las Vegas. He prefers the company of his five dogs to most humans. He's been writing professionally since 1973, primarily about games and gambling. In 2002, he was inducted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame.