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Indemnity Only

Indemnity Only The novel Indemnity Only, by Sara Paretsky, presented many themes, of which one stood out as significant. Feminism was a substantial part of Indemnity Only, which was written in a time where the majority of hardboiled detective fiction’s … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Black Dahlia

The book does not exactly pick off right away, because it sets time to talk about the main characters and show their character and personality. One of the biggest things that is shown is Lee’s tough cop attitude. He doesn’t … Continue reading Continue reading

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Cotton Dry Rage

At first the novel was a little slow, but it immediately picked up. This book really reminds me of Red Harvest, which does not shy away from violence, which makes up a substantial part of Cotton Comes to Harlem. The … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mildred Pierce

At first glance, this didn’t really seem hardboiled. For one, it just seemed like the daily life of a separated wife during the Great Depression. But as I really looked at it, it dawned on me. This book starts out … Continue reading Continue reading

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Double Indemnity

Wow, what just happened? Just as the movie starts, you see a man limping to a voice recorder, and he begins his story. First off, I like how the main character is an insurance salesman. It links his actions to … Continue reading Continue reading

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When the Dust Settles

Right off the bat, I like the author’s style of writing. The way the author likes the dialog makes the conversation quick and nimble. I also like how he transitions the character’s psychology from a brave and charismatic soul to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Red Harvest

Red Harvest certainly caught my attention. I really liked the dark gritty attitude of the first half of the book. The first 10 pages and there already is a murder. That’s what I like, jumping straight into the story. I … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Battler

I thought that the battler was a very interesting story, just because it seemed to be so random at first, especially with the story of the guy who got crazy after being beat too much.
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My Old Man

I noticed that for this chapter, winning meant a lot to a jockey, and not only for a jockey, but the audience too.
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Big Two-Hearted River

I thought that this chapter was especially ominous, because the previous chapters had a lot of loss for the characters, but in this chapter, he seemed to be escaped from it all.
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