Re: RARA-AVIS: the hardboiled thin man

Date: 02 Apr 2002

In a message dated 4/2/02 1:48:09 PM, writes:

<< Compared to the rest of Hammett, it's not particularly hard-boiled, but the two lead characters, particularly Nick, are certainly tough and colloquial so I wouldn't regard their nomination as inappropriate. >>

Nick and Nora are not only fabulous characters, they're archetypes. And the plot is terrific.

John Lau

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