Re: RARA-AVIS: Red Harvest

From: sonny (
Date: 11 Sep 2009

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    wow. by 'favorite crime novel' i take it you mean you prefer it not only to 'falcon' but to all chandler, cain and all other mysteries, noirs, etc. that's saying a lot.

    i started it but never finished it. not saying i didn't like it tho. matter of circumstances.

    --- On Fri, 9/11/09, davezeltserman <> wrote:

    From: davezeltserman <> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Red Harvest To: Date: Friday, September 11, 2009, 9:10 PM

    I've just finished rereading Red Harvest, partly to answer Jim Doherty's assertion that the novel's an action novel and not a mystery, and mostly to submerge myself again with the Continental Op after reading several hundred pages of some poorly written and really weak commercial thrillers. First off, I have to disagree with Jim's assertion. While Red Harvest has plenty of action, and has it's town cleaning theme, the novel is still structured around a number of mysteries which the Op has to solve. Second, this really is a great book, and easily my favorite crime novel. But then again, I haven't read anyone who's been as consistently great as Hammett.



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