Hardboiled

Who is the master of hardboiled fiction?

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Easy one. That would be Donald Westlake. The Parker novels, which for some reason he wrote under the pen name Richard Stark, are especially good and hard boiled.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      the parker novels are trash pulp

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    where can i find something like this or similar? what should i look for?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Big Book of Pulps by Otto Penzler is what I bought, there's a lot for different magazines or styles in the same collection series

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Black Mask stories is the big collection I have. Good mix of short stories and some of the big novels like Maltese Falcon. Variety of authors too.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>IQfy

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best hardboiled quote? I like this'un.
    >Except the boys playing pinball games in the drugstore on the corner. They know everything, except how to hold a job.
    -- Raymond Chandler

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    My favourite hardboiled trope is when you're halfway in the book. And Sam Spade or Phillip Marlowe or whoever is just lost. He has no idea what's going on in this convoluted plot. The client who hired him now seems guilty. And they know that he's getting suspicious of him. His investigation is uncovering some wider, far-reaching criminal scheme. The smoke show dime he's been flirting with probably murdered a dude. Goons keep popping up trying to intimidate and harass him. The police are mad at him because he keeps appearing at their crime scenes and they think he is withholding evidence. But he isn't really. Because he doesn't know what's happening. But he's constantly bluffing all these people so they don't just kill him. And he's wisecracking all through this.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      All while batting away the good girl secretary’s advances every time he goes to the office cuz he’s saving that pussy for a special treat when he retires.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I like the part where the hot young bawd keeps getting naked in front of Marlowe. It took a lot willpower not to frick her, especially the second time when she was actually asking for it. Like damn, Marlowe, you're being offered prime pussy and you just tell the b***h go to bed? Like I get it you knew she was trouble and then she tried to kill you later, but bro...it's hot bawd pussy.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Egg Capote

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    john d macdonald is a master
    check the travis mcgee series - the spirit of those books are much needed in this present zeitgeist

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hammett
    Chandler is flashier but it’s Hammett

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Any specific books?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        red harvest

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      There is nothing wrong at all with crime fiction and there are tons of great crime fiction novels. I am just ticked off at everyone in general but mostly myself for bringing these spongeheads here.

      Hammett is very fun. The Thin Man book is one of the frist books which got me into lit. Good movie series too.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I remember liking the book. But William Powell and Myrna Loy's charisma make the movie better

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, the movies are 99% their chemistry. The book is still good though.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    anybody else loved hammett but got completely filtered by chandler?
    i don't even know why, hammett feels more modern than chandler despite writing 20 years earlier

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Both were adapted, but I think Chandler is considered far more literary the point his style might be jarring.

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