The Maltese Falcon

Sam Spade, a slightly shop worn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics, stars in Hammett s detective fiction, a novel that has haunted 2 generations of readers.
The Maltese Falcon Sam Spade a slightly shop worn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics stars in Hammett s detective fiction a novel that has haunted generations of readers

  • Title: The Maltese Falcon
  • Author: Dashiell Hammett
  • ISBN: 9780808575375
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Maltese Falcon Oct , Watch video The Maltese Falcon, directed by John Huston in , reprised Dashiell Hammett s thriller It had been filmed before Hammett practically invented the tough guy so deep in cynicism nobody could hope to put anything past him. The Maltese Falcon film The Maltese Falcon novel The Maltese Falcon Rotten Tomatoes The Maltese Falcon is highlighted by a character study of contrasting personality types People wrestle with greed, deception, and loyalty Humphrey Bogart is conflicted by darker desires. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett In The Maltese Falcon, the best known of Hammett s Sam Spade novels including The Dain Curse and The Glass Key , Spade is tough enough to bluff the toughest thugs and hold off the police, risking his reputation when a beautiful woman begs for h The Maltese Falcon Humphrey Bogart The Maltese Falcon . min NR Subtitles and Closed Captions Cinematic masterpiece stars screen legend Humphrey Bogart as private detective Sam Spade, a no nonsense loner whose partner is killed while pursuing a case. The Maltese Falcon Summary eNotes Although he appeared only in The Maltese Falcon and three short stories, Sam Spade has become Hammett s best known creation, largely as a result of Humphrey Bogart s portrayal of him in John The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, Paperback Barnes The Maltese Falcon is not only probably the best detective story we have ever read, it is an exceedingly well written novel The Times Literary Supplement London Hammett s prose The Maltese Falcon Full Cast Crew The Maltese Falcon cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and . Maltese Falcon Reproductions eBay Maltese Falcon in order to achieve a Screen Accurate replica with an authenticated history The problem with the Falcon was that it looked new Maltese Falcon Maltese Falcon

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    1. Look out folks…here comes GREATNESS…“When you’re slapped, you’ll take it and like it”[image error]GIFSoup Sam Spade (played by the legendary Humphrey Bogart) bitch-slapping the manhood out of Joel Cairo (played by Peter Lorre)…d telling him to shut up and take it!! Do I really need to continue the review after that? That is perfection. However, for those tough sells I will continue with my “Why is this book Awesome” thesis. First, this story IS NOIR. Now there are a lot of wo [...]

    2. Born in 1894 and serving as a sergeant in World War I, Dashiell Hammett used his experiences to become one of the premier detective writers of the first half of the twentieth century. Set in Depression Era San Francisco and introducing the world to Samuel Spade, Hammett's The Maltese Falcon became a detective story that many in the genre still try to measure up to today. A classic that helped change the way writers told detective stories, The Maltese Falcon is a classic case that contains all th [...]

    3. 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, de [...]

    4. 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 last.Highly recommend!

    5. My top ten reasons why this Dashiell Hammett is one of the greatest crime novels ever written:1. The Voice – Tough, Crisp hardboiled – the story isn’t told in first-person but certainly has the feel of first-person since we are so close to Sam Spade it’s as if we’re peering over the detective’s shoulder from first to last page.2. The City – The buildings and streets in San Francisco have such a tangible presence, even today, after nearly 100 years, they still give Maltese Falcon to [...]

    6. Book Review4 out of 5 stars to The Maltese Falcon, a classic mystery novel written in 1930 by Dashiell Hammett. If you ask a mystery fan when the genre started, a good chunk of them will say during the Golden Age (1920s & 30s) with authors like Dashiell Hammett, specifically with the creation of the Sam Spade character. Immediately what comes to mind is the old-fashioned black-and-white movies with the coat and hat on the detective, the accents and the chase scenes. While these are all true, [...]

    7. C. S. Lewis once observed that you shouldn't review individual books or stories of a general type that you dislike, because your basic distaste for the genre is apt to blind you to the relative merits of how well the author handles the individual features of his/her work, and how it stacks up against other works of the same sort. When it comes to the whole noir school of detective fiction, that's probably advice I should heed; based both on the little of it that I've read and what I've read abou [...]

    8. I once read the following in some TV guide regarding the classic movie adaptation: “The 1941 mystery is the yardstick against which all private-eye films are measured.” It is even more true of the novel. Never before (or since) has a protagonist been forced to look so deeply within himself, to have to explain who he is to so many while not completely understanding why he is that way himself. Sam Spade knows what he has to do, and externally he knows why he has to do it. He acts assuredly, wi [...]

    9. Welcome to Spade and Archer detective agency. One day a gorgeous woman came in asking to help tracking her sister who ran away with a bad guy. The down payment was good, so the detectives took the case, no questions asked. As the direct result one of the detectives - Sam Spade - got to experience all of the traditional noir fun while readers follow ever-twisting plot. I said it countless times before and I will say it again: Sam Spade is the grandfather of all PIs in all noir, in particular all [...]

    10. "I don't mind a reasonable amount of trouble.”I haven't seen the famous movie version of this book starring a young, dreamy Humphrey Bogart, but now I sure want to.This 1930's noir beauty set the template for hard-boiled detective stories, paving the way for other writers like Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain. The action begins when our hero Sam Spade, finds out his partner, Phil Archer is found shot while on a job. The story has all you could ask for: a tough, smart private eye, a gorgeous [...]

    11. You got nothin' on this book, see?! Yeah! That's right, skedaddle and quick-like!Private detective Sam Spade smells trouble when a crazy dame walks into his office, and sure enough, his life is soon turned topsy turvy. Spade gets all tangled up in a fishy double murder. The coppers are on him, he's on to the dame and people keep popping outta the woodwork goin' on and on about this g. d. bird! If things keep up like this somebody's gonna get themselves killed dead.Since the book's publication, t [...]

    12. Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon introduces the world to Sam Spade and established a benchmark upon which a genre – the hard-boiled crime novel – was popularized.Of his character, Hammett says: “Spade has no original. He is a dream man in the sense that he is what most of the private detectives I worked with would like to have been and in their cockier moments thought they approached. For your private detective does not — or did not ten years ago when he was my colleague — want [...]

    13. Call me an uncultured Cretin (it's true), but I've never seen the movie, so I have nothing to compare it to but the only other classic noir book I've ever read (told you I was a Cretin), Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep. Where Chandler's prose sets a baseline from which he can occasionally spring a trick in the form of a clever turn of phrase, Hammett's prose is as straightforward as it gets, which I saw as a minus. That said, the blandness of the language lets the reader concentrate on plot and [...]

    14. This novel is set in 1920's San Francisco and creates the character of Sam Spade, a name now synonymous with crime detective fiction. And Modern Library ranks The Maltese Falcon in it's 100 best novels of the 20th century. One of the remarkable things about the novel is that it's not dated at all. The setting could be 1980 as well as 1929. The cast is small and well defined, and the plot is straight-forward, not complicated. And with Hammett's ability to add exquisite detail, the end result is a [...]

    15. Anybody who read this book without any prior knowledge of it would probably dismiss it as being full of cliches, archetypes and tropes, they would be dead wrong of course because this is where these tropes originated. The anti-hero, smooth talking P.I the femme fatale, the plucky Girl Friday secretary, the gay gangster (uh, I'm not sure if this actually caught on) etc.I don't actually have a lot to say about this book because, while it was moderately enjoyable, it did not do anything above and b [...]

    16. This book is pretty good. Too bad it’s not better known. And it’d be cool if somebody made a decent movie version of it someday

    17. Story wise - just so-so for me. It is supposed to be a classic, so I expected more from the story.But, if you are looking for all the stereotypical hard-boiled detective stuff (dames and all that) this book definitely delivers.

    18. The writing in Hammett's Maltese Falcon seemed to get more fluid as it went along. It started out stilted and choppy. I also wasn't particularly keen on his predilection for cataloging every single item of clothing every character was wearing. Another thing that I found strange was his choice to describe in user-manual detail exactly how, step-by-step, Sam Spade rolls a cigarette. This happened early in the book and killed the forward movement of the narrative for me.But I read on because I foun [...]

    19. Here we go. Book number two in my 25 crime-fiction classic list! After finishing this, I probably should've started with this one but honestly, who's going to blame me for reading a Raymond Chandler novel first?Sam Spade and Miles Archer, private eyes residing in San Fransisco, are hired by a woman to procure the safe return of her little sister after she has run off with another man. While Spade accepts the job, he doesn't completely buy Ms. Wonderly's story feeling that there is more to what s [...]

    20. My expectations of The Maltese Falcon were too high. I love a good hard boiled crime story with a stereotypical detective and a bad girl. Brigid O’Shaughnessy you are a very bad girl. This was a good detective story and the writing was great, but ultimately I felt deflated. I haven't seen the movie so maybe I'll check it out.

    21. Book Circle Reads 36Rating: 3.5* of five, because I love the movie more The Publisher Says: Sam Spade, Dashiell Hammett's archetypally tough San Francisco detective, is more noir than L.A. Confidential and more vulnerable than Raymond Chandler's Marlowe. In The Maltese Falcon, the best known of Hammett's Sam Spade novels (including The Dain Curse and The Glass Key), Spade is tough enough to bluff the toughest thugs and hold off the police, risking his reputation when a beautiful woman be [...]

    22. So, a dame walks into a private detective's officeop me if you've heard this one before. Let's be honest, you probably have. But luckily this is no ordinary dame. And the office belongs to no ordinary detective. They are Miss Wonderly (not her only name, by the way) and Sam Spade, the mold by which all hard-boiled fast-talking slang-laden detective stories are made. The Maltese Falcon chronicles their shared adventures chasing a valuable, bejeweled falcon statuette that's been stolen and brought [...]

    23. Classic hard-boiled detective story from 1929 that feels both cool and passionate, ruthless and righteous, slick and defiant, charming and stubborn, resourceful and gloomy. Here are a few quotes:--Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth. His nostrils curved back to make another, smaller, v. His yellow-grey eyes were horizontal. The v motif was picked up again by thickish brows rising outward from twin creases above a hooked nose, and his [...]

    24. there are these big stories, stories that aren't necessarily long but are tremendously meaningful. they carry seeds of big things, of fundamental truths, that whisper to us of some big answer, the kind of answer we might wish for or even dread but don't dare believe. chipping away at the bumpers in the pinball game of our brains, these are ideas that compel us, that make us pause, and consider just what it's all about, and where we fit in. there's a story like that in this book. it's called the [...]

    25. Sam Spade, slow baked, hard boiled detective is hired by the mysterious red head Miss Wonderley to track down her kidnapped sister. or so he thinks. The trail doesn't even get a chance to warm up when Sam Spade's soft boiled detective partner is shot in the chest. Dead men don't tell tales and so it's up to Sam pick up the trail and add two and two together, which incidentally in this case makes $10,000. Sam is also forced to decide if a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush when he finds hi [...]

    26. I love detective fiction. This was a horrible, horrible book. I can think of no redeeming qualities in it to recommend it to a single soul. Hmmrhaps if you're suffering from insomnia, and find yourself awake at 3am, and you've already counted a couple of thousand sheep, and you're losing hope of ever seeing Mr. Sandman again? You might consider it. Or, if you're a weak, ineffectual man who's never had a date in his life, and enjoys acting out his hopelessly unrealized fantasies in which he sleep [...]

    27. Good stuff. I can't believe it's taken me this long to read The Maltese Falcon. I guess part of the problem was the movie. I've seen it a zillion times -- and I'm not necessarily a Falcon junkie. It's a great flick. Bogart and rest of the cast are terrific, and it's fairly faithful to the book. But with that kind of saturation, I found as I attempted to read it the past, that everything in the book seemed too familiar, and I would usually set it down 20 or 30 pages in. And then, just now, along [...]

    28. It becomes a little difficult to follow your detective protagonist if the author doesn't let you inside his head.That is what was happening to me for the first half of the book. The other half, though, was a thrill. As the layers of lies started to peel off the plot, the story became exciting. Often, in detective fiction, the focus stays on the story and on what happens next, and not much attention is paid to the characters individually. It was not so in this book. Here, the author, while execut [...]

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