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CafeMom
Black Dahlia | James Ellroy
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My first book by this author. What I liked about the book; the writing style, fictionalized account of true crime, all the L.A. Landmarks. What I didn't like; the story was gruesome at times especially the end regarding the murder. Overall, a great crime thriller. #1001books

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mabell
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
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#shoptilyoudrop #festivephotochallenge

Chris and I play The Thin Man every year while we open our presents. I love everything about this movie! ❤️😍

#booktomovie #holidaytraditions #wintergames #teamFozziwig

BarkingMadRun 🎄🎄🎄 2d
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sisilia
The Expendable Man | Dorothy B. Hughes
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3⭐️ Hugh Densmore was just being helpful. Unfortunately, his kind heart didn‘t receive good things in return. I‘m sure most of us have been in such situation. How annoying, right?! I was rooting for Hugh all the way, and I found it pleasant that such simple story line could jack up my anxiety. The ending is missing that additional oomph, though. I wish it was not that anti-climatic 😑 #nyrbbookclub

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rachelk
Portland Noir | Kevin Sampsell
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Seriously enjoying this one so far. The short stories by local authors all take place in my home town, so I expected to know the locations (I even lived in one of the apartments) but whoa! some of these seedy characters seem familiar too. This was published in 2009 but much of it sounds like the Portland I knew in the 90‘s.

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sisilia
The Expendable Man | Dorothy B. Hughes
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Oopsie again

julesG 🙈 6d
marleed Ooh dang. 6d
Mdargusch So awful! 6d
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Meghan1 🤦‍♀️ 6d
Susanita 😳 6d
ValerieAndBooks Some people do talk like that though ... 😬 6d
sisilia @ValerieAndBooks Yeah it‘s pretty common 😄 and nothing‘s wrong with that; but in writing, “wouldn‘t of” has no meaning as it should be “wouldn‘t ‘ve” 6d
teebe It‘s dialogue? I think it‘s just replicating the way people talk 🤷🏻‍♀️ Sort of like when people indicate accented English by changing the spelling. 6d
CoverToCoverGirl Yikes! 🙈 5d
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emilyhaldi
The Expendable Man | Dorothy B. Hughes
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Mixing it up with this #NYRBclassic and a #Persephone bookmark- two favs 💞

#NYRBBookclub

vivastory How are you liking it so far? 6d
merelybookish Im hoping to start this later in the week! 6d
Reviewsbylola I probably won‘t start this for a few more weeks. 6d
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Mdargusch I got the same book mark. 💜 6d
LeahBergen A perfect blend! 😉 5d
emilyhaldi @vivastory I'm hooked!! I love the noir vibes and writing style 🖤 5d
BarbaraBB It‘s good isn‘t it? I was blown away by the twist. Hadn‘t seen it coming - call me naive 2d
emilyhaldi I need to get back to it!! @BarbaraBB only about 50 pages in 😬 but I‘m on edge reading it... something‘s gotta blow up but I don‘t know what! 13h
BarbaraBB It will, soon! 13h
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onebigshoe
Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
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I‘ve yet to be let down by a NYRB noir reissue. And this is by far my favorite of the lot. A great black-hearted story about obsessive love and how it ultimately curdles. Crafted in beautiful, spare clipped sentences, this novel will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final period.

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CaitZ
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
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Mehso-so

This is considered a classic mystery. I found it just so-so. The central mystery was interesting, but I was distracted by all the alcohol being consumed and one passage I thought was racist. I guess it's a product of its time. It is set at Christmas, so I'm counting it as a #HolidayRead. I'm planning to see the movie in a couple of weeks just to compare it to the book. (21 points)
#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer
 @StayCurious @Clwojick

Cosyreader The film was funny but like the book there‘s a lot of alcohol consumed. I think it was only in the first film though. I thought their relationship was good and the dialogue between them was so funny 1w
StayCurious +20 holiday read +1 for participation and +5 for book to movie adaptation! +26! 1w
CaitZ @Cosyreader I didn't get much humor coming through in the book. Your review makes me look forward to the movie more. 1w
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BookwormM
Black Dahlia | James Ellroy
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#Reading1001

Gritty and compelling but that ending was too much.

Great opening shown in photo

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3070056721

BarbaraBB I just listened to a podcast about The possible/ probable killer of The Black Dahlia so now I‘ve moved the book up my tbr too! 1w
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onebigshoe
Galveston: A Novel | Nic Pizzolatto
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I enjoyed the first season of True Detective, so I thought I might enjoy the showrunner‘s noir that he wrote in advance of the HBO series. This is really really strong, bleak piece of hard boiled literature. Hope Nic doesn‘t abandon the form in favor of Hollywood.