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The Thin Man

The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett 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 a result their banter. It becomes very much just a murder mystery, something that I don't find very interesting. There are good bits and pieces, especially of dialogue to help it along, but in the end it is not about very much and misses the promise of the first quarter of the book.

Its still good and worth reading, but it's nowhere near as good as The Maltese Falcon or Red Harvest, and nowhere near as good as it could have been.