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by Dashiell Hammett
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Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 1 year ago
by Dashiell Hammett New York 1932, the last days of prohibition. Nick and Nora are a couple who spend much of their time in hotels and speakeasies drinking copious amounts of alcohol. I found them very shallow characters and the book very dialogue heavy. After a gruesome news story I'd rather no...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 4 years ago
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 Halloween Bingo. Noir is commonly associated with movies. I can appreciate the moments of wonderful dialog sprinkled throughout th...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it 4 years ago
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. He thinks his sleuthing days are over, but when Julia Wolf, a former acquaintance, is found dead, her body riddled with bull...
Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it 4 years ago
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 to make a book. Anyway, I found this book kinda dull, that family was so crazy and I figured out what was up with the ¨th...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 4 years ago
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 about this book. Having read Raymond Chandler´s Farewell, my Lovely about a week ago, I can´t help to compare these two books....
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 years ago
In a stark time-marches-on fashion, this one is very much a politically incorrect book all around. Since I don't mind that, I was enjoying it, but at some point around a third in, Nora stopped participating in dialogues and got relegated to audience surrogate, and I wasn't having as much fun. I do...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
Lost my review twice now so I'm ready to spit nails. I was happy to read the comments from those that did this buddy read. Other than that, if this is an example of Classic Noir, I don't think I'm going to be a fan. I didn't like anyone. The writing at times was hard to understand since it was wri...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 4 years ago
[Aside: Dashiell Hammett's name has too many double letters. I think I got it right, but I had to check.] If that was Classic Noir, I think I'll pass on future offerings. Admittedly, I was expecting Nick and Nora Charles to indulge in lively, witty banter while maintaining an all-day happy hour. I...
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 4 years ago
Ugh. I did not really enjoy this at all. I didn't think the banter was witty, and the characters were shallow and insufferable. Seriously, there wasn't a single likeable character outside of the dog, Asta. Nick, especially, was a pompus ass, and I didn't see why Nora loved him, nor why every other f...
Abandoned by user
Abandoned by user rated it 4 years ago
So, this one was a bit underwhelming, to be perfectly honest. I wanted to like it, with it's aura of louche 1930's glamour. Unfortunately, I basically disliked all of the characters except for Nick & Nora. I was especially uncomfortable with Dorry, who was depicted as a hormonally-driven drunken t...
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