Yeah, See, It’s a Good Book, See
Modern Library # 98
1934, James M. Cain
“A good, swift, violent story,” per the cover blurb from Dashiell Hammett. Said to be the book that spawned the entire Noir industry (both film and print), it involves lust, murder, lying, insurance fraud, adultery, and more. I like the direct and terse style Cain employs and the fact that this little book kind of set the world on fire.
Hoang Rating: 5 (2002)
Steve Rating: 7 (2004)