Hammett Saw

Rereading, for the umpteenth time, The Thin Man, it strikes me that Hammett was insightful, that, as was said “He is a great observer, and he looks quite through the deeds of men.” He saw how people worked, how society worked.

His reaction to this vision was to drink himself to death.

You can’t blame him.

 

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