I picked The Thin Man up for three reasons:
- I had seen the movie* and thoroughly enjoyed it,
- The cover is awesome,
- And these lines were in the first chapter:
We found a table. Nora said: "She's pretty."
"If you like them like that."
She grinned at me. "You got types?"
"Only you, darling--lanky brunettes
with wicked jaws."
I mean, come on. If those lines don't make you want to go out and buy this book, I'm not sure we can be friends.