Blogging the Bookshelf

Blogging my bookshelf – one book at a time

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I love Hammett’s spare, bone dry dialogue. The master of noir crime drama…

October 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · quote

We found a table.

Nora said: “She’s pretty.”

“If you like them like that.”

She grinned at me. “You got types?”

“Only you, darling—lanky brunettes with wicked jaws.”

“And how about the red-head you wandered off with at the Quinns’ last night?”

“That’s silly,” I said. “She just wanted to show me some French etchings.”

“The Thin Man”, Dashiell Hammett.

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