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Mesg #90746 "RE: Have you read any Hammett"
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Mon Apr-23-12 04:02 PMby Erin_M_H

I have to second the recommendation. I love everything I've ever read by Hammett, and I think studying him will teach you more than dialogue. (Though, yes, if you want to learn dialogue, read The Thin Man!)

I do have to disagree with JHMcmullen's characterization of "lifting" the genre from cozy to hard-boiled. Hammett expanded the genre. There is nothing inferior about the cozy.

-- Erin

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Have you read any Hammett [View all] , Weird Jim, Mon Apr-23-12 01:45 PM
  RE: Have you read any Hammett, jhmcmullen, Apr 23rd 2012, #1
RE: Have you read any Hammett, CatrinP, Apr 23rd 2012, #3
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Weird Jim, Apr 23rd 2012, #8
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Chevaliersg, Apr 24th 2012, #13
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Erin_M_H, Apr 23rd 2012 #2
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Wandering Author, Apr 23rd 2012, #4
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Erin_M_H, Apr 23rd 2012, #5
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Wandering Author, Apr 23rd 2012, #7
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Weird Jim, Apr 23rd 2012, #10
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Erin_M_H, Apr 24th 2012, #11
RE: Have you read any Hammett, jhmcmullen, Apr 24th 2012, #12
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Wandering Author, Apr 23rd 2012, #6
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Weird Jim, Apr 23rd 2012, #9
RE: Have you read any Hammett, Hudson, May 09th 2012, #14

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