The Maltese Falcon

"The Maltese Falcon"

Written by Daz, Inspired by MJ
Section: Book reviews

It's a book that I would recommend.
First cause it's a classic read and
second cause it gives you an 'insight' look in the 'genre'
Michael liked to read.

On my quest to read and write book reviews,
I discovered that one of Michael's fave books is
"The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett.
I'd been searching for it for months on end till one day,
I just happen to bump into it in my fave book store.
You can imagine how elated I was and the price was awesome too.

The original script is from 1930 and was published in
Great Britain by Cassell & Co.
The paperback edition (the one I'm reviewing now lol)
was published in 2010 by Orion books.
The book has 213 pages of reading pleasure.

From the moment that I got acquainted by the lead characters of
the novel, I knew why Michael liked it.
It's got that 'gangster' feel in it though it's categorised as
'Detective fiction'.
It so reminds me of "Smooth Criminal" with the men in
striped suits, hats and overcoats and
the damsels in distress also dressed to a Tee but
in need of 'protection' by a Smooth Criminal.

Often the tone of the dialogue and the scenes made me giggle.
Like, Sam Spade-he's one of the lead characters- has a clef in his chin.
Coincidence or not, He once yells: "Beat it"

The way that I 'envision' this novel is like
its one of those Classic 30's gangster movies with lots of
action and suspense but here and there some wittiness is
slipped in not to make it too horrid and more balanced for
the reader to enjoy.

It's a book that I would recommend.
First cause it's a classic read and
second cause it gives you an 'insight' look in the 'genre'
Michael liked to read.

"He put his hands on her shoulders,
turned her face to the door and
released her with a little push. 'Beat it' he ordered."

~ Copyright 2015 ~

Daz

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