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Red Harvest - Dashiell Hammett
Red Harvest
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An exploration of corruption and violence.
An exploration of corruption and violence.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780752852614 (0752852612)
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: The Continental Op (#1)
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Gene
Gene rated it
5.0 Red Harvest
The review is updated on May 9, 2016.A group read with a bunch of Pantaloonless Buddies.Welcome to Poisonville I mean Personville, population 40,000. The local policemen are very friendly and truly enjoy doing their job: The first policeman I saw needed a shave. The second had a couple of buttons of...
Making Crime Pay
Making Crime Pay rated it
3.0 Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
Featuring the nameless detective the “Continental Op” the lead in Red Harvest lay the foundation for the hardboiled detective archetype. The Op is hired by a newspaper magnet’s son and forced into action immediately upon arrival in Poisonville, a mining town in Montana, when he learns his client has...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
4.0 Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
The book is well named. You know you're in for a blood bath when one of the chapters is titled, "The Seventeenth Murder." With the climax still to go.But it isn't gratuitous. It's the point. Violence, Hammett is saying, is the only way to clean up a corrupt, crime-ridden town--and even at that, it's...
Alexis Hall
Alexis Hall rated it
0.0 Red Harvest (Crime Masterworks)
I'm just a huge Hammett fan. This one is particularly bleak, and the protagonist is even more closed off than Spade, but it's still a work of absolute genius. Noirer than noir, baby. And the style is utterly gripping, clean and sharp and cruel as a blade.
D3's Booklog
D3's Booklog rated it
3.0
2.5 – 3 stars (I hope Dan and Kemper don’t throw me out of the noir club before I even get in!)I feel as though I ought to have liked _Red Harvest_ more than I did. After all it was written by Dashiell Hammett, one of the fathers of noir fiction (perhaps more famous for The Maltese Falcon and The Th...
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