Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ten of the best thin men in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best thin men in literature.

One entry on the list:
Clyde Wynant

Who he? Wynant is, or was, an inventor and is the eponymous thin man of Dashiell Hammett's hardboiled murder mystery The Thin Man. A skeleton is assumed to have belonged to a portly man because of the size of the clothes, but boozy investigators Nick and Nora Charles work out that the togs have been swapped. He was thin all along!
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue