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Der dünne Mann

von Dashiell Hammett

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Nick Charles is asked by a pretty blonde to help find her father, a wealthy inventor. Nick and his wife Nora are soon caught up in a complicated web of confused identities and cold-blooded murder.
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I'm glad I read this classic but have no desire to read anything else by the author. Although I was told that his other books aren't like The Thin Man in tone so maybe, someday, I'll be persuaded to try another.

I didn't have any idea who did it - and honestly couldn't have - until the very end, which was nice. But I also didn't like any characters, so that wasn't nice at all. Nora was the closest I came to liking someone and there really wasn't much more of her besides getting Nick drinks.

Between the shrewish women and the sexist men (yes, I know it's the cultural atmosphere of the time), I didn't like the book as much as I had hoped I would. ( )
  amcheri | May 25, 2021 |
2021-05, fiction, mystery, detective, pi, private investigator, hard boiled, 1930s, murder, police, investigation, crime, drinking, alcohol, private eye, noir
  herzogbr | May 21, 2021 |
I loved this book. It is the classic mystery: gangsters, blondes, gigolos, policemen and an alcoholic detective in the 1930’s New York. I recommend it to be read with a glass of martini. Does anything else have to be said? ( )
1 abstimmen RosanaDR | Apr 15, 2021 |
*Partial spoilers ahead*

Critics don't regard it as his best book (which isn't nearly as significant as it might seem, since "best" means different things to different people), but for my money The Thin Man is the most enjoyable of Dashiell Hammett's five novels. It's fun right off the bat, and never stops moving for 180 pages. And, while it's more than sufficiently interesting as a hard-boiled crime story (in which former private eye Nick Charles attempts to solve the murder of an eccentric inventor's secretary in New York City), Hammett's final book is equally fascinating for what the author had, in philosophical terms, to say: namely that he was running out of things to say. Nick is not uncivil, but he is terse; when asked a question he gives a direct, honest answer and makes it clear that he's not going to fanny around with diplomacy or false reassurance. It's as if a spiritual weariness has settled on Nick (meaning, of course, that a similar malaise had settled on Hammett himself)...and, while he remains willing to help if he can, he doesn't have the energy to constantly prop people up. Things are the way they are, and Nick can't pretend otherwise. At the end of the novel Hammett neatly restates his point, noting that murder pales in import next to the mundane enormity of existence, and that even when a murder is solved it represents no special victory for humanity at large:

"Murder doesn't round out anybody's life except the murdered's and sometimes the murderer's" [says Nick to his young wife Nora].

"That may be," Nora said, "but it's all pretty unsatisfactory."

Perhaps The Thin Man is not as highly regarded as Hammett's other work because that kind of pithy, abrupt conclusion feels almost like a dig at the reader. But it's not a dig: it's simply a statement of truth, and Hammett does entertain you along the way. What more could any reader ask for? Four and a half stars. ( )
  Jonathan_M | Mar 1, 2021 |
Just kind of ok. Nick and Nora are as charming as I'd been told, but the rest of the cast is pretty boring. (The solution to the mystery ends up being pretty good, though.) ( )
  skolastic | Feb 2, 2021 |
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