Re: RARA-AVIS: Another Heresy -- The Black Mask and other pulp fiction

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 04 May 2005

Mr. Lynds:

> If I can put in my newcomer's two-cents, a few years ago I reread
all of
> Hammet's novels, and RED HARVEST does not stand up. It's cliched and
> terribly dated. On the other hand I was totally surprised by THE
> If you read it carefully, and try to forget the movie, it's a pretty
> good novel with much to say.

I thought quite the contrary when I last read the two. I thought that "The Thin Man" was the one that was dated. And terribly plotted.


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