Wednesday, January 26, 2011

He Gave Murder Back To The People

"[Dashiell Hammett] took murder out of the Venetian vase and dropped it into the alley... [He] gave murder back to the kind of people who do it for a reason, not just to provide a corpse; and with means at hand, not with hand wrought dueling pistols, curare, and tropical fish.”

— Raymond Chandler (in The Simple Art of Murder)

After years of watching, rewatching and adoring The Thin Man film series, I'm finally getting around to reading the book.

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