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book Ñ The Maltese Falcon Ê Dashiell Hammett Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby But Miss Wonderl Sam Spade doesn’t need to go looking for trouble trouble finds him I found an interesting hardbound version of this novel at a used bookstore and I couldn’t resist it Dashiell Hammett wrote this story originally as a serial in the magazine Black Mask It was eventually published as a novel in 1930 Dashiell Hammett was a major influence on the establishment of ‘hard boiled’ detective fiction and through film adaptations of his stories – film noir Humphrey Bogart played Sam Spade in the most famous adaptation of The Maltese Falcon in 1941 I had seen the film long ago and I remember enjoying it but to be honest I couldn’t remember the plot I really enjoyed the read as it’s as pure a ‘film noir’ hard boiled detective story as you get brimmed hats cigarettes guns and even opening with a femme fatale walking into the detective agency as the opening scene If you don't think it's culturally relevant just know that the prop statue from the 1941 film sold for 4 Million in 2013Hammett writes well – narration is largely just descriptions He keeps things simple but occasionally slips in clever little phrases such as“Spade put the cigarette in his mouth set fire to it and laughed smoke out”“She frowned at her knees”“She suirmed on her end of the settee and her eyes wavered between heavy lashes as if trying and failing to free their glaze from his”For the most part he just lets the story playout through the dialog and action of the characters Without any insight into their thoughts or motivation through narration we still get very distinct and rich characters Spade is determined cold and highly observant The feme fatale is devious manipulative and unreliable but still somehow alluring and enchanting That Hammett can create such distinctive characters through dialog and action is the sign of a great storyteller I flew through this storyA classic hard boiled detective novel that stands the test of time with excellent writing strong characters and an often copied but certainly entertaining plot

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Free ePub × mobi The Maltese Falcon ó 9780752865331 ¼ danpashley ¿ ❮PDF❯ ⚣ The Maltese Falcon ✈ Author Dashiell Hammett – Danpashley.co.uk Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby B Ey is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail Spad 2012 re readSam Spade's partner is murdered and Sam is determined to find his killer But what does Miles Archer's murder have to do with the client he was working for or the mysterious Maltese Falcon?What can I say about one of the Big Two pulp detective novels the other being The Big Sleep? Well let's seeThe Maltese Falcon embodies a lot of what made pulp detective fiction great leading to hordes of imitators You've got the wise cracking detective who has a way with the ladies gunplay deceit sex and murder Throw in an elusive macguffin and you have a blueprint a lot of writers have been following for over three uarters of a centurySam Spade that blonde Satan is the father of many detectives that came him In fact it would be interesting to see whether he or Raymond Chandler has bastard detective descendents The plot the Maltese Falcon is fairly simple Somebody has the Maltese Falcon and everyone seems to think Sam Spade knows where it is Miles Archer's murder complicates things a bit but really isn't much than a bump in the road until his killer is revealedThe bad guys and supporting cast are an interesting bunch Brigid O'Shaughnessy lays the groundwork for a lot of femme fatales to come Gutman Cairo and Wilmer are than just stock characters The cops were a little light on personality but they were mostly in the story to hassle Spade so that's not such of a big dealHammett's prose drives the plot along but lacks the poetry of Raymond Chandler's Seventeen years after I read The Maltese Falcon for the first time I have of an appreciation for Hammett's spare style The plot keeps moving forward without a single misstep It's only 200 ish pages but by the end it feels like the perfect length for such a taleAny complaints? Not as such Modern readers will probably not like the book's treatment of women but it was written in the late 1920's so it has to be given a bit of slack Honestly my only complaints are that there aren't any Sam Spade books and that Dashielle Hammett wasn't Raymond ChandlerFor a parting thought this line of dialogue nicely sums up Sam Spade's characterWhen a man's partner is killed he's supposed to do something about it It doesn't make any difference what you thought of him

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The Maltese FalconE finds himself both hunter and hunted can he track down the jewel encrusted bird a treasure worth killing for before the Fat Man finds him? Everything seemed separated for the first sixty pages with no connection whatsoever But the story was full of suspense and unfolded with many surprises after that The plot was very captivating and seemed very realistic The main thread is 'Maltese Falcon' I'm not going to tell you what it is as it would be a spoiler and I hate to give spoilers around which everything revolves Its a good read and keeps you guessing till the lastHighly recommend