Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Book Report--The Maltese Falcon

"Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth. His yellow-gray eyes were horizontal. The v motif was picked up again by thickish brows rising outward from twin creases above a hooked nose, and his pale brown hair grew down--from high flat temples--in a point on his forehead. He looked rather pleasantly like a blond satan."

What can I say other than this is the BEST detective novel ever written? The Maltese Falcon is book number 60 for me for 2008. Somehow in all these years, I've skipped over reading this little masterpiece and only seen bits and pieces of the movie. The Maltese Falcon easily moves to my top ten list of all-time favorite books.

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