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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 21h
StayCurious +20 holiday read +1 for participation and +5 for book to movie adaptation! +26! 18h
CaitZ @Cosyreader I didn't get much humor coming through in the book. Your review makes me look forward to the movie more. 10h
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BookwormM
Black Dahlia | James Ellroy
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Pickpick

#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! 2d
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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.

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EH2018
The Fade Out Vol. 1 | Ed Brubaker
Pickpick

I did not know what to expect with this graphic novel, but I was pleasantly surprised. It starts with a murder and takes you into the world of film, with producers, actors, parties and drama, all while the mysterious death hangs in the background. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
#wintergames #slaybells @MidnightBookGirl

MidnightBookGirl Nice! 16pts for TBR read! 2d
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EH2018
The Fade Out Vol. 1 | Ed Brubaker
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I really liked this one and am looking forward to act two #wintergames #slaybells @MidnightBookGirl

MidnightBookGirl It looks good! Don't forget to hit Review to get more points! (Sorry if I sound like a broken record, lol) 1pt. 3d
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sisilia
The Expendable Man | Dorothy B. Hughes
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Oops, stationery vs stationary mistake here

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!! I know I am guilty of that!! 😫😫 6d
Leftcoastzen 🤦‍♀️ 6d
TrishB This one always drives me bonkers! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s E for envelope 😁 6d
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LeahBergen @TrishB That‘s how I learned it, too. 😆 6d
TrishB @LeahBergen I can still hear my teacher 😁 5d
sisilia @Trish @LeahBergen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s an excellent way to fix the confusion 👍🏻😄 5d
Reggie @TrishB I had never heard that!! We got two s‘s in dessert stand for sweet strawberries. Not desert which is not sweet at all. Lol 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TrishB thank you!! I‘ll remember that!! 5d
sisilia @Reggie Sweet 🍓That‘s wonderful! 😄 5d
TrishB @Reggie that‘s a good one 👍🏻 5d
Liz_M @Reggie I got it as dessert has more "s-es" because you want more ?????? 2d
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Theaelizabet
Expendable Man (Revised) | Dorothy B Hughes
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BarbaraBB Maybe it‘s for the best I don‘t live in the US 😂 7d
batsy @BarbaraBB Hahaha, I was just thinking the same 😆 7d
LeahBergen Damn! Too bad (or not?) that I live in Canada. 😆 6d
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CaitZ
The Thin Man | Dashiell Hammett
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I'm starting #WinterGames with this classic. My local movie theater shows older holiday movies every December and this is included. I guess it's set around Christmas. I'm planning to se the movie later in the month. (1 point)
#ReadNosedReindeer

@StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious 😃 👍 1w
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vivastory
The Expendable Man | Dorothy B. Hughes
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Thanks to @Leftcoastzen for co-hosting in November. I want to thank everyone in the group. Yesterday was yet another great discussion, our group had a lot to talk about & I finished with an even deeper appreciation of Moore's novel.
Up next is Dorothy Hughes' "Expendable Man". I'm looking forward to co-hosting with fellow #1001books reader @Liz_M
I can't wait to see what books you nominate @merelybookish
#NYRBBookClub

Suet624 Just ordered my copy yesterday! The discussion yesterday was 👍👍🤓🤓😍😍 1w
vivastory @Suet624 I'm not going to lie, our discussions are really special. Always respectful, I always come away with new insights & perspectives. They've become one of my favorite bookish moments of the month 1w
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merelybookish Oooh I'm excited! Will try to have selections ready in the next few days. 1w
Leftcoastzen Thanks to you for your coordination of the book club , love all the books, love all the discussions! 1w
GatheringBooks looking forward to the discussion for this one! finished reading it a few weeks back and can‘t wait to read everyone‘s thoughts. 1w
LeahBergen Yesterday‘s discussion was fantastic (as usual). I‘m really looking forward to this one! 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
BarbaraBB I really love our discussions and our book choices! I have already read this one but am sure we‘ll have another great discussion about it. 1w
vivastory @BarbaraBB I don't remember if I asked, but have you read 1w
vivastory @BarbaraBB I loved it 1w
BarbaraBB You haven‘t asked and I haven‘t read it but I am stacking immediately! 1w
vivastory @BarbaraBB I thought it was brilliant feminist noir 1w
saresmoore Yes, looking forward to this and I also really appreciated the discussion on Judith! 1w
batsy I love how @Leftcoastzen put it about our discussions, that everyone is empathetic to the human condition ❤️ It's the best. I'm really looking forward to this one; she's been on my list of authors to check out. 1w
youneverarrived It was a great discussion and what a memorable book. I‘m going to order this one in a bit 😁 7d
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