Comments: 19
Gregor Xane 6 years ago
Nicely done. A great book that was turned into one of my favorite movies. I don't care what anyone says, I like Mickey Rourke.
Reclusive Reads 6 years ago
I concur with my esteemed colleague. :)
Char's Horror Corner 6 years ago
Thanks, Gregor! I am going to need to see the movie again at some point.
Shamus, gumshoe, Private Eye...yep - I've read Chandler and Hammett.
Char's Horror Corner 6 years ago
I've only read one Chandler so far. :)
Gregor Xane 6 years ago
I've read all of Chandler's novels. Really good stuff.
I've read all of Chandler's and Hammett's novels but none of the short stories of either...
Gregor Xane 6 years ago
Arbie just had to one-up me!
Char's Horror Corner 6 years ago
Ha! :)
Ooh! Get thee to a book shop - you need The Maltese Falcon, STAT!
Gregor Xane 6 years ago
That's the only Hammett I've read. I'm looking at Red Harvest next. But you were probably directing that at Char.

(Pssst. Char, start with Chandler.)

The Thin Man is probably my next fave Hammett novel.
Gregor Xane 6 years ago
I'm pretty sure I've got both around here somewhere. I'll have to go digging sometime.
Char's Horror Corner 6 years ago
Hehehe, Gregor. I say I read one Chandler...I actually listened to it, and I can't even remember which one it was now.
I've been told I need to read The Big Sleep....and I forget the others. I'm sure I marked them on Goodreads. That's the only way I remember anything. :)
Gregor Xane 6 years ago
The Big Sleep's good, but it's my least favorite. I'd recommend any of his others over that one, actually.
The Long Goodbye is my favourite Chandler novel. All the others are weak by comparison. The ending of the Big Sleep annoys me (because of bad prose not the plot).
Char's Horror Corner 6 years ago
So noted! I will go be sure it's on my TBR. :)
Reclusive Reads 6 years ago
I'm a huge Chandler fan. I'd also suggest Cornell Woolrich, the man who wrote REAR WINDOW.
Char's Horror Corner 6 years ago
Ohh, I didn't even know that was a book first! Thanks, Jon. :)