Re: RARA-AVIS: The Hard-Boiled Classics

Date: 10 Jan 2009

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    In a message dated 1/10/09 6:31:25 PM, writes:

    > > As far as I can tell, however, no Hammett character appears in more than
    > one book, so while a
    > > chronological reading might shed light on Hammett's development as a
    > writer, there wouldn't
    > > seem to be any narrative aspect lost if read out of publication order.
    > With Hammett it matters not that you read them in order, but with Chandler
    > you definitely see an improvement with each novel in his ability to tell a
    > story. To be honest, it's difficult to follow The Big Sleep at times, as are
    > some of his early short stories.. But each novel is better than the previous.

    The Continental Op is the protagonist of Red Harvest and The Dain Curse

    John Lau

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