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The Glass Key - Dashiell Hammett
The Glass Key
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3.83 115
ISBN: 9780752851334 (0752851330)
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
3.0 The Glass Key
Somewhere, I read that not all hard-boiled fiction was throw-away dreck, but that some of it was actually good literature. The examples given included a number of Raymond Chandler novels and Dashiell Hammett's The Glass Key. I guess I don't see it. This wasn't a horrible book, but I've read lots of ...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
5.0 Hammett's The Glass Key
This is an extraordinary book. The main character, Ned Beaumont, who investigates the mystery is a political fixer for a corrupt politician with a gambling addiction. He is absolutely ruthless and in many ways under motivated. He does some completely horrendous things, including inducing both a m...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
2.0 The Glass Key
I was excited to read another book from the man that brought me The Maltese Falcon, but there was little fun to be had here. I should have paid attention the reviews on here before reading this, but it seemed so fitting to keep me occupied on the long train ride to NYC. Thankfully though The Glass K...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
3.0 Glass Key (Crime Masterworks 11)
If I had to use one word to describe this book, it would be 'gritty'. This is one of those classic mysteries filled with corruption, vice, and shady dealings in smoke-filled rooms. The mystery itself was only so-so, but the characters were great - conflicted and perfectly slimy. My rating for the...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
4.0
Another great Hammett novel. One of the few things he wrote with a detective of some sort as a lead character.
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