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Death Is For Amateurs

Nicotine’s tarry welcome slipped down my throat and made the world a better place.  Briefly.  I needed it.  I breathed fast and tried to calm my nerves.  632 more words

Creative Writing

Homer vs. Hammet: Part One, Chapter One

Once Richard Stark had found a character to fit his tense, dynamic setting, he set about describing that character with blunt economy.  Stark details Parker’s physical appearance with two brief paragraphs: 589 more words


The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon was published in 1929, twelve years before Humphrey Bogart played Sam Spade. In the book, Spade and Brigid O’Shaughnessy have sex, Spade has blond hair and Casper Gutman (the fat man) has a daughter. 92 more words


The Maltese Falcon (1929) - Dashiell Hammett, book review and comparison with the 1941 movie

This book was made to be a movie. It’s so close it’s like watching the movie in slow motion in my head. There are occasional flashes of something new, a new scene, a new twist or interpretation, but for the most part it reads like a screenplay. 1,049 more words