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ISBN: 0394717740
Author: Dashiell Hammett
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage (April 12, 1972)
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 262
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Other Books by This Author. Also by Dashiell Hammett. Tall-over six feet-and one of the thinnest men I’ve ever seen. He must be about fifty now, and his hair was almost white when I knew him.

Other Books by This Author. Usually needs a haircut, ragged brindle mustache, bites his fingernails. I pushed the dog away to reach for my drink. What were you doing with him?

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Dashiell Hammett The Thin Man 1 I was leaning against the bar in a speakeasy on Fifty-second Street, waiting for Nora to finish her Christmas shopping, when a girl got up from the table where she had been sitting with three other people and came over to me. She was small and blonde, and whether you looked at her face or at her body in powder-blue sports clothes the result was satisfactory. Aren't you Nick Charles? she asked. Читать онлайн The Thin Man.

Dashiell Hammett’s original screen stories for After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man, the second and third of. .The book is going swell

Dashiell Hammett’s original screen stories for After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man, the second and third of the six movies in the Thin Man series starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, are the last long pieces of fiction Hammett ever wrote. He completed those stories in 1935 and 1938, respectively, when he was at the peak of his power as a writer and his authority as a literary figure. The book is going swell.

The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammett's classic tale of murder in Manhattan, became the popular movie series with William Powell and Myrna Loy, and both the movies and the novel continue to captivate new generations of fans

The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammett's classic tale of murder in Manhattan, became the popular movie series with William Powell and Myrna Loy, and both the movies and the novel continue to captivate new generations of fans. Nick and Nora Charles, accompanied by their schnauzer, Asta, are lounging in their suite at the Normandie in New York City for the Christmas holiday, enjoying the prerogatives of wealth: meals delivered at any hour, theater openings, taxi rides at dawn, rubbing elbows with the gangster element in speakeasies.

Samuel Dashiell Hammett (1894-05-27)May 27, 1894 St. Mary's County, Maryland, . The Big Book of the Continental Op. New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC,. Collects all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring Continental Op, plus the previously unpublished fragment "Three Dimes. ISBN 978-0-525432-95-1.

The heavy drinking in this book and the movies might be more than a hint to Dashiell Hammett’s own struggle with alcohol. It might also be the key to why he stuck with Hellman so long. She was a heavy drinker too, and as happens sometimes, couples bond over drinking.

Books by Dashiell Hammett. The thin man. Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett’s most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners. On a dark night a young woman seeks refuge at an isolated house. She is hurt and frightened. The man and woman who live there take her in.

The Thin Man. Dashiell Hammett

The Thin Man. Dashiell Hammett. Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. And the first study for The Thin Man sends John Guild on a murder investigation in which almost every witness may be lying. In Nightmare Town, Dashiell Hammett, America's poet laureate of the dispossessed, shows us a world where people confront a multitude of evils. Whether they are trying to right wrongs or just trying to survive, all of them are rendered with Hammett's signature gifts for sharp-edged characters and blunt dialogue.

Dashiell Hammett is the author of the classic crime novel THE MALTESE FALCON, and . Martinis & Wit: The Thin Man’s Enduring Effect on Cocktail Culture.

Dashiell Hammett is the author of the classic crime novel THE MALTESE FALCON, and the creator of th. Dashiell Hammett’s 1934 novel and its movie adaptation irrevocably changed the course of cocktail culture. Detective-story master Dashiell Hammett gives us yet another unforgettable read in Red Harvest: When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty–even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain.

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This is a classic tale by a famous writer of "hard-boiled" crime fiction; and in and of itself it's worth reading. BUT...this Kindle edition has absolutely the worst formatting I have ever encountered, and it's so bad it detracts from the experience and degrades Hammett's prose. The principal fault is in the paragraphing. Fundamental writing rules include starting a separate paragraph whenever dialogue from a character is used: this permits the reader to clearly distinguish who is speaking to whom. Unfortunately, in this book that is almost never the case: two--sometimes three-characters' dialog is included in the same paragraph, usually the same line. It forces the reader to re-read just to decide who's talking. Since most of Hammett's writing technique is to let the dialogue carry the thread of the narrative, this flaw is disconcerting and highly distracting. In essence you have to read the book two or three times to understand what's going on.

Quite aside from that, whoever did the scanning needs to get a better OCR program and scanner. The book is shot through with typos that are clearly OCR errors, including innumerable "non-words" that make the reader stop and try to figure out what word is meant.

All in all, I'd say the cost of this book, even in Kindle format, is hardly justified in view of the very, very bad editing. Get another edition.
Please note that this review is of an edition of The Thin Man that sold for about a buck. It is not about any edition of The Glass Key, nor is it about the ten-dollar edition of The Thin Man. This review now evidently appears under everything Hammett ever wrote, but I did not post it under everything Hammett ever wrote. Why can't Amazon stop reviews from "bleeding" like this? Again, the following pertains only to an edition of TTM that sold for about one dollar.

DO NOT buy the Kindle edition of The Thin Man. Reading this cheap Kindle version is like walking a path that ought to have been cleared through the jungle for us but turns out instead to be overgrown with vines. Several other one-star reviewers are exactly right about this but maybe they're not adamant enough. Not only does Nora's name appear here as "Nona," it also appears as "Noma." More than half of the paragraph returns are missing, so, for instance, chapter numbers appear on the same line as text; and dialogue is often very difficult to follow, as each single paragraph might contain words being spoken by more than one character, so the reader must be constantly on guard to catch every last quotation mark. This is especially trying when so many of the conversations consist of rather rapid-fire interrogations. Only a few of the first lines of paragraphs are indented; most are left-justified instead. Here are more word-glitches from just the first 1/4 of this book (and by no means is this list complete): the word "people" does indeed appear here as "pea-pie." The word "hello" is printed as "FIello." We get "in ease" instead of "in case." The word "He" appears as "Fle" and "his" is written as "Ins." Instead of "you" we keep seeing "von." We get "carrving" for "carrying" and "look" for "took." The word "police" is printed as "pohee." The word "hut" is repeatedly used instead of "but." We also find "lover lip," "egg-flog" "fireescape," "ping-pang," and "saundproofing. " It's not too hard to decipher "$iooo" or even "Wbat'd"--but what about "iz1/2"? Or how about this sentence: "I said, 'Sb-h-h." And yet there are even worse sentences: "she was thing to find my father" is one clause that I have not yet made sense of, nor have I managed yet to decipher: "he was glad to find me inane alive." Or how about this little gem, which I promise you I've transcribed accurately: "He wore a black derby hat, a black overcoat that fitted him very snugly, a dark suit, and black shoes, all looking as if he had bought them within the past fifteen bought them with the past fifteen calibre automatic, lay comfortably in his hand, not pointing at anything." Shouldn't readers be offended that someone would offer this slop for sale? I say we must be! Stuff like this shouldn't even be given away, but to sell it, even for just a buck and change, is a blasphemy. The Thin Man is a masterpiece of the genre that it in fact helped establish and it deserves to be honorably enshrined in exactly the forms and words that its author intended.
The novel of course is the basis of the better known "The Thin Man" movie, the first and arguably best of the series, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as the witty, hard-drinking duo of Nick and Nora Charles. Dashiell Hammett also worked on the screenplay, and quite a bit of Hammett's original dialog is in the film.

Hammett is widely acknowledged as the first of the "big three" originators of the hard-boiled detective story, followed by Raymond Chandler (creator of Philip Marlowe) and Ross Macdonald (Lew Archer). Many critics say Hammett is the least accomplished of the three authors, but he's still a darn good writer, and The Thin Man in my opinion is the most readable and most enjoyable of his books.

If you've never read Hammett, or you're just getting into reading the great 20th century detective novels, this is the place to start.
I haven't seen the movie, but know Maltese Falcon quite well, so was easy to slip Humphrey Bogart's voice and mannerisms into this detective, which quickly brought him into clarity (actually William Powell plays Nick Charles in The Thin Man movie). Hammett's well-known economy of language is a delight, the characters (while all stereotypes of the noir genre--the women 'dames', the men carousing drunks, etc) are quickly sketched in. The book has to be read as a kind of history of the genre, as I don't think the 'dame' characterization esp would cut it today, but for the time this is set, early '30s, it works. I loved it. I have known that Hammett's books are "must reads", and am glad I finally picked this one up. I expect I'll have all of them read in no time.

I must say that I found the ending abrupt, with ''the story" of at least one of the main characters unresolved.

But , overall great wit, a wonderful mystery, which unfolds in an intriguing manner. Can read in one sitting.

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