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by Dashiell Hammett
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 4 years ago
... always an investigator. Nick thought he had left all that investigation stuff behind him but it keeps chasing him down and insisting he gets involved, sometimes at the wrong end of a gun. Oh man they put away a lot of booze. I remember this from the film (and now I want to watch it again) Th...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
I'm glad I read this classic but have no desire to read anything else by the author. Although I was told that his other books aren't like The Thin Man in tone so maybe, someday, I'll be persuaded to try another. I didn't have any idea who did it - and honestly couldn't have - until the very end, w...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 8 years ago
I have to confess that I was a little disappointed in The Thin Man. I have read two other books by Hammett and seen the movie of The Thin Man, but I was a little disappointed in that the book fell short. The first quarter of the book is very good, but after that we lose Nora from the story and as ...
Kribu rated it 8 years ago
Meh. Choppy writing, dull banter, uninteresting characters. And I think I got second-hand alcohol poisoning just by reading this book.
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 8 years ago
An inventor goes missing and his mistress winds up dead. Former detective Nick Charles wants nothing to do with the case but keeps getting drawn in. With his plucky wife Nora, can Nick get things sorted out so he can get back to his drinking?The Thin Man was not at all like I expected. After reading...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 8 years ago
At the end of december Unshelved's Book Club reviewed this book (http://www.unshelved.com/bookclub/2011-12-30#ThinMan) and the review intrigued me so I decided to read it. By today's standards this is a novella at 190 pages, but there's a fair bit packed into those 190 pages, along with an awful lo...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 8 years ago
Despite the good press from authors I like (Donald Westlake said, "It was a sad, lonely, lost book, that pretended to be cheerful and aware and full of good fellowship, and I hadn't known you could do that: seem to be telling this, but really telling that; three-dimensional writing, like three-dimen...
Alexis Hall
Alexis Hall rated it 8 years ago
Probably my favourite Hammett, as strange and dark as he others (the detective spends the whole book trying not to detect), but leavened by a brittle, peculiar humour. I re-read this pretty regularly and once I tried to do a drink-along (whatever Nick drinks, drinks too) and I was hammered within 1...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 10 years ago
I have a vague recollection of having seen a Thin Man movie back when I was a kid. So I wanted to read the original. It is pretty good. Basically it seems that the author meticulously copied his style from the character, Guy Noir, from Garrison Keillor (obviously the other way 'round). What I learne...
meganbaxter rated it 10 years ago
The Thin Man is solid noir fiction, and I quite enjoyed it, although the women are mostly burbling, sometimes hysterical liars (Nora Charles is a welcome exception.) On the other hand, Dashiell Hammett doesn't seem to quite have the same turn of phrase as Raymond Chandler, so I think The Thin Man wi...
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