Friday, February 12, 2010

No. 10 - Red Harvest

by Dashiell Hammett

Started: February 12
Finished: February 16

Notes: This is a detective author I should have read long ago, but I didn't. So I've finally got around to it. Also, this particular novel was an inspiration for the movies "Yojimbo" and "Fistful of Dollars," which is appropriate to a chapter in the novel I'm currently working on. I guess I can count this one as research.

Mini review: Not a bad read. Hammett is definitely an author who I'll have to check out again. Ed McBain is still my favorite of the hardboiled writers (though he's technically a police procedural author), but Hammett definitely has an interesting, east-to-read style.

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