In The Dain Curse I find I'm skipping over a lot of excessively explanatory dialogue.
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Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 2:43 PM
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: My last point on that topic, plus Hammett and Westlake
I love Red Harvest, it never gets old. It is remarkable how Hammett
moves things along. And people say bad things about Tha Dain Curse,
but I find it a great pulp read. The seams show, the subject is a
classic one in the pulps, but Hammett puts enough life into it that it
doesn't seem trite. He was a writer of tremendous vitality, incapable
of being boring, I think.
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