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Currently reading: The Thin Man

Dashiell Hammett

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2017-09-15 to 2017-09-30

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JL's Bibliomania
Done and Done. Unlike fine whiskey, this book hasn't aged well.
Obsidian Blue
That's a good point. I kept hoping Nick met a bad end. And took half the characters with him.
Moonlight Reader
I do love some modern noir (Nordic noir, tartan noir, granite noir, etc). But it's so different from the classic noir because the modern writers focus so much on character dev...
Obsidian Blue
Ehh, maybe I should skip noir. I read some modern noir (the Harry Bosch series) but I don't remember wondering if everyone was an alcoholic.
The better to see you, my dear
I'm with you Moonlight, which is why I mostly stay away from the genre save for a dip here and there for those hailed as classics. Keeping the horizons broadened, or something...

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Reading progress update: I've read 135 out of 208 pages.
JL's Bibliomania
Not really liking The Thin Man, but somewhere about page 50 I realize that I would wonder how it turned out if I didn't finish. Hoping to polish it off tonight and move on to...
Reading progress update: I've read 67 out of 208 pages.
JL's Bibliomania
Either my memory is failing me, or there are just too many characters being thrown at me too quickly. The use of multiple names per person (Nora, Mrs. Charles) and the party ...
Reading progress update: I've read 36 out of 208 pages.
JL's Bibliomania
Golly these folks are boozers!!! I wonder if they don't trust the water. If I drank as much as they did, I wouldn't be able to think straight. Is it an attempt to portray an...
Halloween Bingo 2017 - Classic Noir
Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark
"Murder doesn't round out anybody's life except the murdered's and sometimes the murderer's." "That may be," Nora said, "but it's all pretty unsatisfactory." You said it, ...
Collective Reading Updates: The Thin Man
Ani's Book Abyss
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett **The most recent updates will be added to the top each re-post.** Here is a cautionary **SPOILER WARNING** just in case I have inadverten...

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The Thin Man - Halloween Bingo Classic Noir Buddy Read
JL's Bibliomania
I have mixed feelings about The Thin Man. On the positive side, I have now read another classic novel that I probably wouldn't of even considered picking up if not for Hallo...
Some Thoughts and a Spreadsheet: The Thin Man
Ani's Book Abyss
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett Buddy read at Booklikes - tags: n/a Collective Reading Updates for The Thin Man Ex-detective Nick Charles attracts trouble like a magnet. ...
The Thin Man
Obsession with words
Um, I´m thinking my liver is pickled after reading this book. They all drank so much. If they took out every mention of getting a drink they wouldn´t have enough pages left ...
The Thin Man
Lillelara
It isn´t a good sign for a book if the dog, who gets occasionally mentioned, is the best thing about the whole story. I loved Asta. And that´s about the only thing I liked a...
The Thin Man by Dasheill Hammett
Book Cupidity
Julia Wolf is dead, shot no less than four times. Secretary to the somewhat infamous inventor and all-together missing, Clyde Wynant, everyone is looking to him for answers - ...

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