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The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
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Sep 15, 14

bookshelves: noir-crime
Read from June 18 to 22, 2011

This is the original tough-guy detective story, told by the best of the best. The plot is ridiculously complicated and not really the point--what's fun is watching Sam Spade frustrate the dangerous broads he meets and battle it out with tough-guy cops and bad guys. The movie with Humphrey Bogart is fairly faithful to the book and will help you understand the plot better, though that's really not necessary. It's also fun to dive into a rough and tumble San Francisco of a bygone (and, I imagine, largely fictional) era.
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