[Reading] ➿ The Thin Man Author Dashiell Hammett – Mgiworx.co.uk

The Thin Man I wasn t aware of this previously, but apparently you just gotta slap a dame when they get hysterical The things you learn when you read hard boiled fiction The Thin Man was read as an attempt to get into the mindset of noir, since a friend of mine is asking me to write him a script in the style It s one of my first encounters with crime fiction from that era, and I came away generally amused.Nick Charles is on vacation with his wife Nora He doesn t want to solve a mystery He wants to drin I wasn t aware of this previously, but apparently you just gotta slap a dame when they get hysterical The things you learn when you read hard boiled fiction The Thin Man was read as an attempt to get into the mindset of noir, since a friend of mine is asking me to write him a script in the style It s one of my first encounters with crime fiction from that era, and I came away generally amused.Nick Charles is on vacation with his wife Nora He doesn t want to solve a mystery He wants to drink, and have fun, and quite specifically not get answers The trouble is that people he s acquainted with keep showing up, because apparently he s the right man for the job when a woman shows up dead.Dashiel Hammet is a good man to read if you want to study fun dialogue Nick and Nora engage in the sort of banter that we normal people wish we were having His What I learned from this book in no particular order 1 A speakeasy is the proper place for a man to wait for his wife to finish her shopping.2 A Schnauzer is NOT a cross between a Scottie and an Irish terrier.3 I hit Nora with my left hand, knocking her down across the room If a bad guy points a gun at you and your wife, the standard operating procedure is to knock her out to prevent her from becoming hysterical over such a potentially distressing situation 4 Women do not really mind b What I learned from this book in no particular order 1 A speakeasy is the proper place for a man to wait for his wife to finish her shopping.2 A Schnauzer is NOT a cross between a Scottie and an Irish terrier.3 I hit Nora with my left hand, knocking her down across the room If a bad guy points a gun at you and your wife, the standard operating procedure is to knock her out to prevent her from becoming hysterical over such a potentially distressing situation 4 Women do not really mind being knocked out for such reasons by their loving spouses She would mildly protest, but would quickly forget it over a few drinks.5 Feminine brain storms cause hysteria in women Italians and other foreigners are also prone to hysterics.6 A Scotch and soda is a panacea for insomnia, and taken first thing in the morning before breakfast, woul 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. 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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 the exploits of Sam Spade and the Continental Op, I expectedof the same The Thin Man is muchhumorous than Hammett s earlier works and I found myself liking it quite a bit.Nick Charles, f 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 the exploits of Sam Spade and the Continental Op, I expectedof the same The Thin Man is muchhumorous than Hammett s earlier works and I found myself liking it quite a bit.Nick Charles, former detective, is quite a character He s smart, sharp witted, and he likes the sauce He s such a raging alcoholic that Matthew Scudder and Nick Stefanos once staged an intervention for him BEFORE they got off the sauce Nick, we like week long benders Honestly I think the awesomeness of Nick and Nora Charles got built up a little too much for me before I read this, because I was expecting 200 pages of nonstop witty banter between the two, and was mildly disappointed Sure, Nick is funny in a dry sarcastic way, and Nora is the sassy drunken aunt you never knew you always wanted, but their banter and witticisms only caused the occasional chuckle But lucky for me, the book has a lotgoing for it than just the banter It s a fun, classic 3 Honestly I think the awesomeness of Nick and Nora Charles got built up a little too much for me before I read this, because I was expecting 200 pages of nonstop witty banter between the two, and was mildly disappointed Sure, Nick This Christmas you are invited to a party of hard liquor, witty repartee and murder in the company of Nick and Nora Charles A hardboiled crime comedy might seem like an oddball choice for a winter holiday read, but Dashiell Hammett manages to mix together not only killer martinis, but also a succesful ma Nick and Nora Charles are staying at a swanky hotel in Manhattan when word arrives of a missing man Content to leave his old life behind as a private detective, Nick wants no part of the investigation However, it isn t long before Nick is forced into the case and in order to deal with the cast of characters circling the search, he keeps the liquor flowing.Ah, the 1930 Hard hitting, Hard drinking, Fast talking classic detective thriller It does what it says on the tin For any fans of classic noir, this is not to be missed. I invented a new drinking game based on The Thin Man and tried to give it a test run when I re read it The rules were simple, every time that main character Nick Charles took a drink, I d take one, too However, I had to be taken to the hospital for treatment of extreme alcohol poisoning by the second chapter So don t try that.Nick used to be a private detective in New York, but he left that behind when he married Nora and moved to California to take over the management of the various business I invented a new drinking game based on The Thin Man and tried to give it a test run when I re read it The rules were simple, every time that main character Nick Char We didn t come to New York to stay sober The Thin Man is best read with a drink in hand Do you have a drink Do you need a refresher Would you like another Above all else, it is important that you be drinking SeriouslyDRINK My god, a lot of alcohol is consumed in this book It reads as if Ernest Hemingway had taken up crime noir In The Thin Man, Nick Charles, private detective, has hung up his hat Nora, his wife, kinda wishes he hadn t She likes wrapping her head around a good myster We didn t come to New York to stay sober The Thin Man is best read with a drink in hand Do you have a drink Do you need a refresher Would you like another Above all else, it is important that you be drinking SeriouslyDRINK My god, a lot of alcohol is consumed in this book It reads as if Ernest Hemingway had taken up crime noir In The Thin Man, Nick Charles, private detective, has hung up his hat Nora, his wife, kinda wishes he hadn t She likes wrapping her head around a good mystery Well, a good one comes along in the form of murder for money, and Charles old friends are all wrapped up in it The plot unfolds essentially in three places at the Charles , at their friends , and at a speakeasyeach place being as well


About the Author: Dashiell Hammett

Also wrote as Peter Collinson, Daghull Hammett, Samuel Dashiell, Mary Jane HammettSamuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade The Maltese Falcon , Nick and Nora Charles The Thin Man , and the Continental Op Red Harvest and The Dain Curse In addition to the significant influence his nove Also wrote as Peter Collinson, Daghull Hammett, Samuel Dashiell, Mary Jane HammettSamuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade The Maltese Falcon , Nick and Nora Charles The Thin Man , and the Continental Op Red Harvest and The Dain Curse In addition to the significant influence his novels and stories had on film, Hammett is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time and was called, in his obituary in the New York Times, the dean of the hard boiled school of detective fiction See


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