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Red Harvest
Red Harvest | Dashiell Hammett
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When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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vivastory
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Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest. I am hard-pressed to think of another book as influential in terms of film adaptations. It was adapted as an influential spaghetti western as well as an influential samurai film, among others. The only other Hammett story I have read is The Maltese Falcon, but between the two I def prefer this one.

Vansa Yojimbo is such an excellent, excellent movie. Even the way the dust swirls is a work of art. Mifune at his absolute charismatic best 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🙌🏻📚 2y
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rabbitprincess
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Probably a low Pick. It made me gasp in shock at one point, and the plot was fairly pacey, so that was good. Definitely a hard-boiled read.

shanaqui Hmm, I can't remember if I've read this, now. 🤔 2y
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AshleyHoss820
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I re-read this one too, for Detective Fiction. I think I liked it even more the second time. Even though I knew it was coming, it was still fun to read the absolute spiral this town, and the Op, goes through. As far as noir goes, it‘s a gas.

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Leftcoastzen
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#GratefulHarvest #Harvest An icon in the Hard Boiled school of mysteries was first published in 1929 . An all time favorite of mine

vivastory I can't believe I forgot this one for the prompt! I read this a couple of months ago & loved it! Fantastic choice. 3y
Eggs Brilliant ❣️ 3y
Leftcoastzen @vivastory thank you ! I really kinda wanted to make my #NYRBbookclub picks more noir but I refrained! 3y
Leftcoastzen @Eggs thank you! 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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One from the author of hard-boiled detective fiction.

#GratefulHarvest #Harvest

Eggs Brilliant 👍🏼❤️👏🏻 3y
Cathythoughts This looks interesting 3y
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AshleyHoss820
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I wasn‘t sold on Hammett after my first two reads but this was a good one. As I was reading it, I wasn‘t sure how I felt about it. Much like Personville/Poisonville, it grew on me. The backstabbing, double-crossing, hip-deep crap-wading was fun AND not fun! These characters are all so unlikable that I started to cheer for their downfalls…we fall down the violence rabbit hole right along with our narrator. 202/1,001 #1001Books

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Leftcoastzen
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#fallisbooked Some older Hammetts and a different kind of #harvest

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤📚 5y
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EadieB
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Day 5 - #Harvest #DashiellHammett #FallIsBooked #1001Books

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Detective-story master Dashiell Hammett gives us yet another unforgettable read in Red Harvest: When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain.

RamsFan1963 Great book!! One of my favorites 5y
EadieB @RamsFan1963 I love these old-time mysteries. Hammett, Cain and Chandler etc. are the best! (edited) 5y
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lauraisntwilder
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It took me a minute to warm up to this one, but in the end it was worth the read. Not as snappy as The Maltese Falcon and much bloodier, Red Harvest is the story of a good detective cleaning up a dirty town and becoming a stranger to himself in the process.

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EadieB
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Red Harvest is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain. Hammett is a master of the noir detective crime novel. Characters are definitely unique. He was a Pinkerton Detective and his Continental Op is an example of that era. Dinah Brand is a 'gutsy broad' popular in the 1920's. Looking forward to reading The Glass Key novel. Recommend this to those who love noir crime.

#redharvest #dashiellhammett #1001bookstoread

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LiterRohde
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“What visitors did Willsson have today, not counting the one he shot?”

#QuotsyJan19 | 14: #Today

📷: Made with Typorama

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RamsFan1963
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Wonderful, gritty, cynical noir, full of double-crosses, blackmail, murder and general mayhem. 3💥💥💥 1/2 out of 5

#24B42019 @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Very nice! What's your time this far? 5y
Andrew65 Sounds a good read. 😊 5y
RamsFan1963 Taking a break for dinner before starting The Thin Man. Currently sitting at 6:38:27.63, between finishing Red Harvest and listening to Ike's Bluff while #autogroceryshopping. 5y
BeansPage Very nice start! Love it! 👍🏻💕 5y
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Bookwomble
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A Hero's Journey: Hammett writes classic noir novel "Red Harvest" featuring an unnamed private detective; Kurosawa transposes the action to 19th C Japan in his film "Yojimbo" featuring an unnamed samurai; Leone sees "Yojimbo" and remakes it as Spaghetti Western "A Fistful of Dollars", featuring an unnamed bounty hunter, (Kurosawa sues Leone for plagiarism); Hill officially remakes "Yojimbo" as prohibition-era gangster movie featuring "John Smith".

Faibka ❤️ this photo!! Yojimbo is my favorite Mifune-Kurosawa film I think (though of course there‘s 7 samurai...) I knew A fist full of dollars was a remake but didn‘t know that Kurosawa had sued, interesting! 6y
Faibka I had no idea that Kurosawa had based it on RH. I read it a long time ago but never made the connection so I guess it merits a reread! Thanks for sharing such interesting information :) 6y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk And “John Smith” in Last Man Standing was played by Bruce Willis! Who, let‘s be honest, is no Toshiro Mifune. 6y
Bookwomble @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I do like Willis in that film, but, no, he's no Mifune 😏 6y
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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

This book read like an action movie, filled with crime and corruption. Had I watched it on tv, I would have zapped to another channel. I read on however because it is a #1001books and because I was mildly interested. Glad it‘s done though!

I read it for the #1001bookswap and received it from @Sarah83 . Who will I send it to now? @tricours @Dulcinella ? #stdb

Sarah83 Quite my opinion 6y
BarbaraBB @Sarah83 I thought so 😉 6y
Sarah83 So sad you bought your own edition 6y
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BarbaraBB @Sarah83 No, I knew after your review that I probably wouldn‘t like it much but I am trying to collect all 1001 books that I read - mostly secondhand fortunately 😉 6y
Sarah83 Ok. So that a great idea. 😊 And your edition is pretty gorgeous 😍 6y
minkyb Love the photo! 6y
BarbaraBB @minkyb Thank you! It‘s my street 6y
Dulcinella Hi @BarbaraBB You can send it. I am still reading the long one, but leaving for a long holiday next week with lotsvof reading time 😃 6y
BarbaraBB @Dulcinella Perfect! I‘ll send it this week 😘 6y
BarbaraBB @Dulcinella It‘s on its way, shouldn‘t take too long to Belgium! 😘 6y
Dulcinella Super! Will let you know when it arrives 6y
BarbaraBB @Dulcinella Hi! Has the book arrived yet? I hope so because it shouldn‘t take that long 😘 6y
Dulcinella No, it has but I have been travelling without internet in France. Thank you very much! Picture will come. 6y
BarbaraBB @Dulcinella No hurry just happy it arrived safely 😅 6y
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BarbaraBB
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Does this sound familiar? You borrow a book and even before you have read it, you‘ve bought your own copy as well...
So, @Sarah83 , I am starting this right now! #1001bookswap #stdb2018

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JazzFeathers
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Can't say Red Harvest is one of my favourite Dashiell Hammett. It is fun, adventure and action, but l couldn't get attached to any character and that's a problem for me.
I quite like this #Pick cover.

#Riotgrams

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Leftcoastzen
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It‘s Dashiell Hammetts Birthday . (1894-1961) Don‘t know what I would do without him and Raymond Chandler.I think I bought these when I started to want to read noir.

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Sarah83
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Finished my first book for #1001bookswap #stdb2018 . It was entertaining, but not the kind of book I would normally tend to read. Some scenes are still bizarre to me, but sometimes I had difficulties with the American slang 🤷 Hope you @BarbaraBB @tricours & @Dulcinella will like it more than me 😉

@BarbaraBB as you have finished your book, I would pass you this one now? I will make up a parcel as you are waiting for 'magic mountain' aswell. 😉

BarbaraBB Haha, the magic mountain parcel! 💕I guess you‘re still reading it? I would happily read your book, if @Dulcinella or @tricours doesn‘t want to read it first? 6y
Sarah83 @BarbaraBB no. I finished it, before I started this one. So I could send the two books together. 😍 Magic mountain is quite a chunkster and I can't send it with an envelope,so I already bought a little parcel. 😉 6y
RadicalReader @Sarah83 absolutely gorgeous shadow on the page 6y
BarbaraBB 💜 6y
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Sarah83
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A quiet evening and now the question, what do I read now? #1001bookswap #stdb2018 #rebeccabuddyread

Sarah83 And yes I need to clean my windows... #sorrynotsorry 6y
RadicalReader @Sarah83 voting for Rebecca 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa There‘s a Rebecca Buddy Read? 6y
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Sarah83 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa only @Bambolina_81 and me. 😉 Not a real big one 6y
Sophoclessweetheart Rebecca xx 6y
Bambolina_81 @Sarah83 You're so funny. No one would have noticed the windows! 6y
Sarah83 @Bambolina_81 😂😂😂 6y
Vertabrain Rebecca is one of the only books I have ever re-read. 💕 6y
SilversReviews LOVE Rebecca!! 6y
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Sarah83
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#1001bookswap #stdb2018

Finally I am diving in my book. 🙂 As it is a short one, I hope to finish it pretty soon. 😍

@BarbaraBB @tricours @Dulcinella

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Sarah83
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These books, bookmarks and some other items, I have already put in other parcels 😂 , arrived today.

So I can start within the next days with my book @BarbaraBB @Dulcinella @tricours

ju.ca.no That owl bookmark😂😍 6y
Sarah83 @ju.ca.no I also love the fox bookmark 🤗 6y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 it‘s really cute😍 6y
Dulcinella Great! 6y
BarbaraBB Yay! I hope it is a good one! 6y
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Sarah83
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Dulcinella I‘ve read the Maltese Falcon, but not the other 2 6y
tricours Haven‘t read any of them! 6y
Sarah83 @BarbaraBB @Dulcinella @tricours so should we take the tagged one? 😊 6y
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BarbaraBB All are new for me! The tagged one seems perfect, Thank you for your patience! 6y
Sarah83 What about you two? @Dulcinella @tricours 6y
Dulcinella For me it is a good choice! 😃 6y
tricours Sure! 6y
Sarah83 @BarbaraBB @Dulcinella @tricours Sounds great. I will order the book. 6y
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Enjoying this one so far.

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Lola
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"He was also known as Pontius Pilate, because he smiled pleasantly when he sent us out to be crucified on suicidal jobs."
So many great lines made this book the most fun I've had reading in a long time.

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Hoping to get in a few chapters before work. Although I've heard of The Thin Man and Maltese Falcon movies, this is my first Dashiell Hammett-it won't be my last. "Hard-boiled" detectives aren't my usual jam but I'm loving this book. Great selection @Waynegjr for the @RoscoeBooks Classics in Brief Book Club!

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Lola
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That FACE. Not to be confused with the Star Wars book bearing the same title, reading this for the @RoscoeBooks Classics in Brief Book Club this week @Waynegjr @seebiscan

seebiscan Just started this on the train this morning! 7y
[DELETED] 3323341091 this book is so good! 7y
Lola @seebiscan See you Thursday! 7y
Lola @fern So happy to hear that! 7y
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KVanRead
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#booktober #debutnovels Dashiell Hammett's first might be my favorite by him and also contains one of the best #openinglines: "I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a red-haired mucker named Hickey Dewey in the Big Ship in Butte. He also called his shirt a shoit." Making this my #recommendsday pick too - a fantastic, hard-boiled noir read. @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Gotta read this! 8y
KVanRead @RealLifeReading I loved it! 8y
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PurityofEssence
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Am I really the first to post about this amazing book? 😱 Get off your ass and get Red Harvest! I'm always amazed by Hammett's ability to weave exposition into the rich voice of the protagonist, his ability to conjure visuals. This is the essence of hard-boiled detective fiction. 🚬🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

brittnaypozen Omg I haven't read this in so long! 8y
PurityofEssence @brittnaypozen It's so awesome! And because of Hammett's writing style you can burn through it in a single evening. It's just so much fun to read, I revisit it several times a year. 🤘🤘🤘 8y
Zakia Haven't read it - but will give it a go once I clear my current reads :) Thanks for the review 8y
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