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Nightmare Town by Dashiell Hammett
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Oct 22, 2010

really liked it
Read in September, 2010

Dashiell Hammett often gets pigeon-holed as the "Noir Guy," but this book shows that he really is a writer. His short stories are fantastic, vivid tales peopled with amazing characters who are so real in their brief complexity. Honestly, the stuff that you think of as pure Hammett - Sam Spade and the Continental Op - are the least interesting of the book (not to say that they aren't also great, but just that the other stories are great and evocative).

A great way to heal from a bike accident.

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