RARA-AVIS: Cain and Hammett

From: Jack Bludis ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 02 Oct 2007

Channing said:

>>"When Hammett finally set out to write a proper novel,
"The Maltese Falcon", it is probably the finest hard-boiled detective novel ever written.
>>Comparing Cain to Hammett is like comparing noir to

The work of Cain defines Noir, all of his lead characters are screwed.

Hammett's leads are all tough, even in THE THIN MAN.

Channing continues:

>>They're the grandfathers of the modern
crime novel and their names have become examples of greatness in their respective oeuvre.<<

I'm not sure we'll find many on this list to disagree.

Jack Bludis

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