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by ladylinn
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: House of Earth
Topic: House of Earth Tidbits begin on Monday
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: House of Earth Tidbits begin on Monday

I too like the vintage feel of the book and the dusty look of the cover. I am about half through the book and have to admit like Gilberts Girl - I also skipped some passages. But I am sure our fearless leaders ffd and Liz will make these passages interesting to us. Looking forward to Monday!! :)
by ladylinn
Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: Welcome, fireflydances
Replies: 23
Views: 2890

Re: Welcome, fireflydances

:ok: Thanks for the heads-up but I preordered my copy of House of Earth from Amazon and should be receiving it next week. Growing up in the midwest, I am looking forward to the tidbits and discussions.
by ladylinn
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: Welcome, fireflydances
Replies: 23
Views: 2890

Re: Welcome, fireflydances

Congratulations Fireflydances!!! :wave: Have enjoyed your input and ideas during the discussions. Now you are "official" - will look forward to many many more. :applause2:
by ladylinn
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Announcements and Calendars
Topic: From DITHOT
Replies: 20
Views: 2300

Re: From DITHOT

:thankyou: I know I am coming into this late (as I usually am) but wanted to add my "Thank you DITHOT" for all your research, leadership and additions to the discussions. When I first found ONBC you were so kind and encourging to me. Thanks again and don't go too far!!!! :hug:
by ladylinn
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Birthdays and Celebrations
Topic: HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY, ONBC!
Replies: 25
Views: 2968

Re: HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY, ONBC!

:loveshower: :loveshower: :bouquet: :bouquet:

Happy Birthday ONBC!!! What a wonderful place that Liz and DITHOT has made for us. It has made my reading much more meaningful!! Thanks for all the many hours you dedicate to ONBC!!! Here is to another 10!! :thankyou:
by ladylinn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #22 - The Final Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: The Thin Man Question #22 - The Final Question

:bouquet: Thanks to Liz and DITHOT for another great job of leading us through this adventure. Enjoyed the book and the discussions. See you in Collinwood
by ladylinn
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #20 - Casting Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3107

Re: The Thin Man Question #20 - Casting Question

:perplexed: This is a "tuffy" - once again proves why my profession is not a casting director!! :-|
by ladylinn
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #19 ~ Why the Thin Man?
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: The Thin Man Question #19 ~ Why the Thin Man?

Of course - it is a great story with an interesting storyline. It can be very serious with the crimes and murders and at the same time be humorus. Johnny seems to appreciate clever and good writing. And the 30's were a very complex and interesting period. Look how Johnny submerged himself in the Dil...
by ladylinn
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #17 ~ Popularity
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: The Thin Man Question #17 ~ Popularity

During this time period - people were tired of being depressed about life's struggles and the movies helped to lift their spirits - if even for a short while. I know some movies try to give a moral or deep meaning to the viewers - but sometimes we just need to relax and laugh and enjoy. :heart2:
by ladylinn
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #18 ~ Setting
Replies: 13
Views: 1434

Re: The Thin Man Question #18 ~ Setting

Oh I so hope they keep the setting in the 30's. The feel of the time adds so much to the characters and dialog. But of course, Johnny can always add a new twist to most anything and not loose the original meaning.
by ladylinn
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #11 ~ Other Hammett Books
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

Re: The Thin Man Question #11 ~ Other Hammett Books

The Thin Man was my first read by Hammett - but just finished The Maltese Falcon. To me the Thin Man was lighter and with more humor because of Nick and Nora being so likeable. Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon was a rougher sort of character -(ala Spandau) except Spade was a ladies man compaired to S...
by ladylinn
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #16 ~ The Movie vs. The Book
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: The Thin Man Question #16 ~ The Movie vs. The Book

I enjoyed the book so very much - but must confess that the movie made it so much easier to follow all the characters. The banter between Nick and Nora was so much fun both in the book and in the movie. Agree - the casting was great.
by ladylinn
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #15 - Were you confused?
Replies: 11
Views: 1225

Re: The Thin Man Question #15 - Were you confused?

Yes I was confused -(nothing new about that when it comes to reading mysteries :rolleyes: ) I also thought The Thin Man was Nick Charles. Thanks for clearing that up with our tidbits!!
by ladylinn
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #14 - Were you surprised? - new response from R Layman
Replies: 15
Views: 2274

Re: The Thin Man Question #14 - Were you surprised?

For me the clues were very confusing - but isn't that the purpose of a good mystery? But I did figure it out just before it was revealed.
by ladylinn
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: The Thin Man
Topic: The Thin Man Question #10 ~ Other Writers
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: The Thin Man Question #10 ~ Other Writers

I too was reminded of the Daniel Depp style of writing (minus the @#!! language :harhar: ). The difference is that Hammett's main charators seemed much happier in their lives. The light-heartedness of some of the conversations brought alot of humor to the story.

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