Re: RARA-AVIS: Thin Man, Hammett and drinking

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 05 Oct 2007

Channing wrote:

Hammett nearly died on different occasions from his binge drinking.

************ I don't see The Thin Man as a predominantly funny book. It shows a character submerged in alcoholism and apathy. There is a deep sense of loss.


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