Good Line

Lately I’ve been reading, or re-reading, the short stories of Dashiell Hammett. They’re all reading the I have time for as my BU grad class is taking a good amount of time.

Anyway, while many people generally don’t praise the prose of early 20th Century crime fiction, I’m rather fond of it.

I just read a great line in “Afraid Of A Gun” describing the antagonist Rip Yust:

Yust was not possessed of the clearest of minds; he was not fitted, for all his patience and deliberation, to unerringly sift the false from the true.

Pretty clever …

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