Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Thin Man
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
33 posts | 52 read | 24 to read
Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
blurb
BarbaraJean
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

#BFCR2 Week 3 check-in!
📚Books completed: 2
🏘Neighborhood walks: 2/2
🏦Walks at work: 4/4
🏋🏼‍♂️Gym workout: 1
☕️I‘ve quit sugar in my tea, but I miss it so!! I‘ve switched to herbal/fruit teas in the morning, but I long for my English Breakfast with milk & sugar.
⛪️ Spiritual practice: 3/4 but I‘ll have my 4th reflection time tonight.

Overall a good week! Next goal: courage to try weights at the gym...
#bookfitnesschallenge #BookNerdHerd

Crazeedi What a great job Barb! Awesome!👏👏❤️❤️ 1mo
mhillis Good week! Way to go🥳 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A fantastic week! 🎉 And you got this—you can do the weights at the gym. Just start small. One step, one day at a time. 💜 1mo
jb72 Great job! 1mo
45 likes4 comments
review
BarbaraJean
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image
Mehso-so

This is my library‘s book club pick this month, and I was interested to see how it compares with The Maltese Falcon (which I read with the same book club 2 years ago!). The mystery here was satisfying in the end, but too many of the characters annoyed me throughout most of the novel. While Nick & Nora‘s banter provided some levity, this still falls on the side of “hard-boiled” detective fiction. And I do prefer the cozies—Agatha Christie for me!

blurb
BarbaraJean
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

Kicking off week 3 of #BFCR2 with a walk in my neighborhood and a new audiobook. This one is my library book club‘s pick for July. I‘ve seen the movie, but remember very little about the mystery, so it‘ll all be new to me! 😂 #bookfitnesschallenge #booknerdherd

jb72 Great job! 1mo
49 likes2 stack adds1 comment
quote
craftysilicate
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

That's... an interesting philosophy. The knowledge that Hammett was, himself, a detective doesn't make me feel very good about it.

blurb
belacat
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

Sometimes you find real treasures at thrift stores!

jpmcwisemorgan 😮😀🎉 6mo
76 likes2 stack adds1 comment
quote
craftysilicate
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

All the conversations in this book are so *weird*. People just suddenly do things in a slightly disjointed way--the responses don't totally match up with the things they're responding to. I don't know if that's an artifact of the time period or if this is just a weird book. And I don't know if this is the best illustration of the point. It just feels odd to me.

review
RamsFan1963
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image
Pickpick

I love all The Thin Man Movies, but I've never read the books. I love the clever banter between Nick and Nora, hearing William Powell and Myrna Loy in my head. I didn't guess the killer at the end, so it was a satisfying story all told. 4 💥💥💥💥 out of 5.

#24B42019 @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Elma I love The Thin Man movies! Now I'm curious about the book. 8mo
TheReadingMermaid 💕💕💕💕💕👍🏻 8mo
Andrew65 You‘re making me want to get to these books. 😂 8mo
52 likes3 comments
blurb
Christy2318
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

I liked the movie better than the book. #tcm #classics

Susannah Me too! I found the casual racism of the novel really jarring. 9mo
31 likes1 comment
blurb
KellyHunsakerReads
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

Just finished this fun old-school detective novel. #1001books #audiobook

22 likes3 stack adds
blurb
CrowCAH
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image
Kimberlone I never knew the movies were based on a book! 1y
CrowCAH @Kimberlone yup! And the movie by the same name follows the book very well!!! I did a paper on the comparisons and contrasts in college. 1y
61 likes2 comments
review
Christy2318
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image
Pickpick

“Nora came in with the coffee. ‘What‘s worrying you now, son?‘ she asked. ‘Things,‘ I said, ‘riddles, lies, and I‘m too old and too tired for them to be any fun. Let‘s go back to San Francisco.” - It started out odd & I‘m not sure I would have stuck with it if my friend had not insisted it was good. In the end I liked it but it is more in between pick and so so.

Susannah After having seen and loved the movie with William Powell and Myrna Loy, I found the casual racism of the characters in the book jarring. Objectively, I‘m not surprised by it, but it really limited my enjoyment of the book. 2y
hlgreenfield Love the classic movies but never read the book! 2y
Christy2318 @Susannah @hlgreenfield I DVR‘ed all the movies during Myrna Loy month on TCM but haven‘t watched them yet. I wanted to read the book first. 2y
54 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

Just a little reading time with a great book, amazing candle, and the best hot mint chocolate ever.

mabell I got a couple pages in and stopped. I was afraid it would spoil one of my all time favorite movies ❤️ 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Hey, I know that mug! 😀 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @mabell I feel the same. I ❤️❤️❤️ the Thin Man movies so much. 2y
Tanisha_A That mug is rocking this picture! 😀 2y
mabell @MaleficentBookDragon I just watched one last night! They are my movie "comfort food" ? 2y
109 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
Tamarity
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

No snow day on the wet coast, but with a night stand pile like this it wouldn‘t be too bad...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wally lamb!!!! 2y
23 likes1 comment
blurb
brennahawleycraig
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

Midnight reading at work while the deployment continues. Fun reading the book version of this classic, even if I‘ve already seen the movie.

blurb
Captivatedbybooks
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

Taking a quick reading break with this guy #Simba #catsoflitsy

LauraBrook Awww! 😽😽 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
hermyknee How precious! 2y
See All 10 Comments
BarbaraTheBibliophage You guys look great!! 😻😻 2y
Clwojick Eeee! 😍🐱😍 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm ❤️😽😻🐾🐾 2y
MicheleinPhilly "Puts me down hooman." 2y
BookNAround He's a big boy like my Jazz! 2y
57 likes10 comments
blurb
Liatrek
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

#uncannyoctober Books published in 1930s Rebecca- August 1938
Gone with the Wind - June 1936
The Thin Man- 1933
The Maltese Falcon- 1930

44 likes1 stack add
review
AlizaApp
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image
Pickpick

Nick and Nora, a retired PI and his plucky wife, solve a murder in between visits to the martini cart. Loved the witty banter in this crime classic. Thanks @jmtrivera for a most excellent Secret Santa pick! 😘

jmtrivera 😘 Back atcha! So glad you liked it! 2y
20 likes1 comment
quote
AlizaApp
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

That dialogue though 😇

review
becausetrains
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image
Pickpick

Been a while since I've dropped a review!

I'm still in a detective mood after finishing an Otto Penzler locked-room compendium and IQ by Joe Ide, so I finally read The Thin Man.

It's a good read. Though Hammett throws around 1930s-style casual racism/sexism and doesn't distinguish speakers well, the snappy dialogue is hard to beat. I wonder if the movie is actually better for this one though?

(Costarring Makers Mark on the rocks)

blurb
aeeklund
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

A friend and I have decided that Wednesdays are for #NoirNight. As he researched his thesis by reading Hammett and Chandler, he discovered they really beg to be read aloud. I suggested he should read one to me. For our first foray, he chose the basis for one of my all-time favorite film series. So every Wednesday I get my own private audiobook of The Thin Man. #itsallamystery #sizzlinsummerbooks

Mommamanzi I loved the Maltese Falcon but have never read The Thin Man. Add it to my tbr list lol 2y
34 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
BarbaraBB
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image
Pickpick

What a funny book. I really had a good time reading is and had to laugh out loud sometimes. #1001books

9 likes1 stack add
review
MichaelKwan
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image
Pickpick

Finally got around to reading this. Nice. Much lighter than The Maltese Falcon. But The Thin Man has a wider range of characters.

blurb
Leftcoastzen
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

Birthdays :May 27th :plus Rachel Carson and Herman Wouk.

batsy Happy birthday! 2y
Leftcoastzen @Betsy well it's really not my birthday , later this summer for me .Love bringing up writers birthdays,as if anyone on Litsy needs more on the TBR stack! 2y
7 likes2 comments
blurb
MadCatRamble
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

I found this in my old copy of The Thin Man. It's so noir. It makes me want to crack wise and drink gin.

review
CrowCAH
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image
Pickpick

#setinthe1920s #marchintoreading

Loved reading this hard boiled detective novel and watching the 1934 movie; great story!!!

Leniverse Haven't read the book yet, but I love the movie so much! I have the whole box set of Thin Man movies. Watching them always makes me want a drink though! 😂 2y
CrowCAH @Leniverse lol Awesome, the box set! The book is a fast read. 2y
Christy2318 I DVR'ed all The Thin Man movies one day when they were on TCM but haven't got around to watching them yet. 2y
See All 8 Comments
CrowCAH @Christy2318 great mysteries! And I ❤ TCM! 2y
Dragon It's a fun black and white movie. There's a series of them, some better than others 😀 2y
CrowCAH @Dragon agree, their use of shadows is superb! 2y
JazzFeathers I remember whatcing the series on repeat when l was a kid. Haven't seen it since then, but read other Hammett's novels 2y
CrowCAH @JazzFeathers neat! It's so great how many people have seen these movies! 2y
45 likes2 stack adds8 comments
blurb
MaleficentBookDragon
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

Finding a new thrift store today was meant to be. I got this neat little metal chalice for my egg. And, Nick and Nora are my all-time favorite couple. Both for under $3.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Only seen the first movie. Really need to read the books! 2y
49 likes1 comment
quote
jdtchicago
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett

The people who lie the most are nearly always the clumsiest at it, and they're easier to fool with lies than most people, too. You'd think they'd be on the look-out for lies, but they seem to be the very ones that will believe almost anything at all.

review
amie
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image
Pickpick

Classic detective story and quick read. I thought I had read this one before but it didn't seem at all familiar, so maybe not (or maybe I just have a bad memory).

MaleficentBookDragon I loved the movies. They are some of my all time favorites. 3y
8 likes1 comment
quote
jdtchicago
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett

The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Which, in numerology, is 4 anyway...blame it on Linda Goodman that I know that...lol 3y
40 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
BookBelle84
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

love the characters in the old detective novels!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉😀👍🎉 3y
acorter @BookBelle84 Do you ever read Hard Case Crime? I read the 2 that Stephen King wrote for them and have always intended to check out more of them... 3y
3 likes2 comments
blurb
becausetrains
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

The dangers of the local library having a giveaway stack of mass markets: some of them follow me home 😁📚 #noir #detective #mystery

readinginthedark I love these movies but have never read it! 3y
becausetrains @readinginthedark I've only ever seen parts of The Maltese Falcon and haven't read any of them! So far, it's just Nick Charles drinking, being surrounded by pretty women, and speaking no more than six words at a time 😂 3y
readinginthedark @becausetrains Well, okay then! 😆 Sounds a bit ridiculous, but I feel like I should try them at some point. 3y
KVanRead I've had that exact same edition on my shelves since high school! Love Hammett but The Thin Man isn't as good imo as The Maltese Falcon or Red Harvest, which has one of my favorite opening lines ever! 3y
25 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
CherylDeFranceschi
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
post image

I even resisted these beauties!

JillMoore1226 I have GOT to read that! 3y
Jamesmelvinmitchell That took a Herculean effort to do that my friend. 😄 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @Jamesmelvinmitchell Thank you for recognizing my restraint! It helps the pain 😬 3y
JillMoore1226 Btw, where is that lovely display of books? 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @JillMoore1226 It was at my local Half Price Books. 3y
45 likes5 comments
review
1920sCrimeFan
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
Pickpick

Loved this book. Enjoyed everything Mr. Hammett wrote.