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Sweet li'l Corona. Enjoy your trip.Those ARE funny bits. I think Hammett's, characteristically, shows more style than Spillane's.
I don't mind Spillane, but I've only read two of them, whereas Hammett was a master of the genre. He virtually created it single-handedly. I still have one or two of his novels to read, but I'm savouring them. And then there are the 'lost stories' that were uncovered a couple of years ago. Can't wait to snag a copy of that one. Enjoy Phoenix, NA.
For what it's worth, I agree. I went in order, Shell Scott (by Richard S. Prather), Mike Hammer (Spillane of course) and the Continental Op (Hammett) and it was a clear rise in quality each time. And also Hammett had visited Tacoma, and mentions Tacoma in several stories, including one of the Continental Op stories.
Have fun! I hope you get time to type it up.
Enjoy your trip. Sure is a fine typewriter for less than $20.
Out of the same genre, one of my memorable Chandlerisms, describing Marlowe's immodest bedroom prowess, is "rampant as a stallion". Can't remember which story.
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