Some Came Running Author:James Jones A bold revelation of the crushing reality of small-town life written with candor. "To read Some Came Running is almost to have lived in the mythical parkman, Illinois...The Parkman barflies come to life no less that Frank Hirsh's jealous wife, Agnes, or his guilt-ridden mistress, Edith Barclay, no less than Dave Hirsh's tragic love, Gwen French... more », or his shrewd gambler friend and partner, 'Bama Dillert..." Gene Baro, New york Hearald Tribune« less
Not a very interesting story. Repetetive, angst-filled, "you can't go home again" story. I gave up about half way through it. I discovered that the paperback was printed to take advantage of the movie's opening. The critics panned the book.