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Paperbackpages. Published by RBA first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And you might find, though, that the movie is even better! For me, the plot and various subplots are just overwhelming in the book, but …more Yes, Zaira. For me, the plot and various subplots are just overwhelming in the book, but the movie streamlines the story, imo.
Can a teenager read this book and understand it?? Taylor Bullis I read this book in 8th grade as a 14 year old. Unless you are dealing with a very immature batch of teenagers, I would highly reccomend this book!
Lists with This Book. 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. 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 I love detective fiction.
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 sleeps with every woman he meets, well, when he’s not strip searching them, grabbing or touching them, or rescuing them from their hopelessly vacuous minds and lives, you may enjoy living through Sam Spade, the main character in this story.
Which is pretty much what Dashiell Hammett did here. I realize the book was written inand times were different then, but this story bears little resemblance to reality.
It makes much more sense when you read a little bit about Hammett’s life, and understand that he’s living through his main characters. And I can certainly allow him that. I just like my fiction to have some glimmer of reality, unless there are orcs and elves roaming around. View all 24 comments. After quite enjoying The Thin Man and knowing that this is probably Dashiell Hammett’s most well known book, I was expecting better things.
As this was noir I was prepared for a ridiculously convoluted plot, a fair amount of sexism, possibly some racism as well and a bevy of rather unpleasant characters to round it all off. Well, I got all of those; the actual plot was relatively simple but the characters kept keeping things hidden and doing their best to muddle everything up so it was still well After quite enjoying The Thin Man and knowing that this is probably Dashiell Hammett’s most well known book, I was expecting better things.
Well, I got all of those; the actual plot was relatively simple but the characters kept keeping things hidden and doing their best to muddle everything up so it was still well nigh impossible to follow what was going on. There was a lot of sexism, a bit of racism and also sl of sneering at ‘effeminate men’.
El halcón maltés by Dashiell Hammett (1 star ratings)
There was barely a pleasant character in the book from beginning to end including Sam Spade who was the private detective.
He had the morals of an alley cat, a chip on his shoulder the size of whatever city this book was meant to be set in, an unpleasant temper and a general, all around air of complete dickishness about him. I’m pretty sure that Dashiell Hammett meant him to be disliked. I certainly hope so because I detested him. So, being left with a plot that bored me, characters that I disliked and nothing to engage my interest like excellent prose or clever dialogue this just became a chore.
I’m glad I’ve finished it and I’ll never feel the slightest desire to read it again even though I’m sure that I’ll forget most of the silly plot in a couple of months. View all 4 comments. Not doing a lengthy review here, just not my cup of tea, glass of wine, etc I’ve read and enjoyed other detective mysteries, mostly by Michael Connelly and Robert Craisbut this ‘classic’ just didn’t do it for me.
May not have finished if it weren’t for live bookclub. Ready to move on! View all 6 comments. I pretty much hated everyone. I think, for the first time in my life, I can honestly say that the movie was better than the book! Hammett’s writing is amateurish, his characters one dimensional, the plot predictable Why is this on the Haycraft-Queen list?
El halcon maltes / The Maltese Falcon
What am I missing – what does it do that other books of its period didn’t? Maybe its value is in how it shaped crime fiction gammett that other authors could write in this style only better – Chandler for example.
Seriously, unless you are dedicate I think, for the first time in my life, I can honestly say that the movie was better than the book! Seriously, unless you are dedicated to reading through the ‘classics’ of crime fiction – do yourself a favour and skip this one! I could not get over all the corny stereotypes and shallow characters of the book. When reading it, I was mindful of this book being pioneer of its genre.
Maotes still could not digest all the weakness and hopelessness of female characters versus the coolness and wisdom of Sam Spades. It seemed as if in attempting to convince the readers of how strong and in control Spade is, all the other characters were illustrated weak in exaggeration.
Detective stories have come a long way since the Maltese Falco I could not get over all the corny stereotypes and shallow characters of the book. Detective stories have come a long way since the Maltese Falcon. This fuckn book Let’s be transparent here: I am just trying to keep this fucking thing on the rails so that I can get through it and achieve my goal. I had a sort of vague timeline where if I kept up the pace I’d finished books at in June I could finish by the end of the summer; it became clear eventually that this was untenable, but I was like, “Okay, as long as nothing goes horribly wrong, I should still be able to fi This fuckn book Let’s be transparent here: I had a sort of vague timeline where if I kept up the pace Eashiell finished books at in June I could finish by the end of the summer; it became clear eventually that this was untenable, but I was like, “Okay, as long as nothing goes horribly wrong, I should mates be able to finish by October.
I literally don’t remember when I started it because it was so long ago and because Hammett have only really managed to read a chapter at a time, before earlier this week, when Halocn decided to just buckle down and finish the job already. It is truly the pits and has been an absolute chore to finish, and I am overcome with relief to finally be able to shelve it.
When I started reading it, it was in very nice physical condition; now, it is beaten up and stained from being carried in my mltes for almost a month. Dashifll book has been as a personal tormentor to me.
I could complain about it for ages dasheill many things such as the wildly homophobic and sexist aspects of it, and the way Hammett describes Hlconbut I’m going to stick to criticizing the writing style and the boring and unsatisfying plot.
According to the back of the book, the Times Literary Supplement of Dasihell called it “an exceedingly well written novel,” and the New York Times called Hammett’s writing “clean” and his characters “economically defined. Dashiell Hammett has to be recognized as the probable maktes of the “emerald orbs” class of exceptionally uneconomical descriptive dsahiell, as well as a man not at all afraid of restating the same exact thing fifteen times within two paragraphs—like, you know how most writers would see that they used the word “hurry” twice maltds two sentences and think, “Oh, I should rephrase one of these”?
A man unafraid of monotony! He repeatedly over-explains and over-describes and overemphasizes his points, and it’s exhausting.
Furthermore, the plot is boring, unnecessarily opaque to the point where it feels like Brigid O’Shaughnessy isn’t explaining herself because Hammett doesn’t know why she’s doing what she’s doing either, and ultimately incredibly unsatisfying. I won’t go into this further because this book isn’t worth including a spoiler cut for, but let me just say that as a reader, hzmmett was virtually no payoff for being along for this particular ride. To add insult to injury, the word portraits Hammett paints of Sam Spade are fucking contemptible.
Spade is a tiresome character as well—excessively tuff and gruff and ruff and stuff, and completely boring on top of it all.
I kind of knew I wouldn’t be into the hardboiled American detective thing going into this—and I’m already bracing myself because The Big Sleep is on my list as well and if it’s anything like this I might just die—but I expected it to at least be kind of good, but it wasn’t. It’s not worth it. Give it a miss. Jul 20, A. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. OMG What a chore. I went into this book knowing that this was a classic mystery novel that modern Detective Noir genre books tend to model after.
I had seen various incarnations of this same story unfold through numerous adaptations, so in a way, I was already familiar with the story. In essence this book is a time capsule of the ‘s. Remembering that hardly made the book any less of a chore to get through.
Much of the me “Oh I should be able to get through this book in 5 days,” she says Much of the meat of the story takes place off screen, and that’s ignoring the elements needed to have Spade reveal how smart he is by the end of the book with the grand re-telling of the story while filling in the missing gaps. Much of Spades discoveries are done off screen, which left us watching his interaction with key characters and having to live the story through dialogue via a false narrative – if everyone is lying, then nothing is true – why am i wasting my time reading this?
Remembering that this is, once again, a time capsule, the female characters are just cringe worthy. The sinful women are portrayed as beautiful and dishonest to the point of theft, seduction, and murder. While the only decent woman in the mix is portrayed as boyish and homely – but a fair substitute to fondle when less attractive women not present.
Part of the trope In between dialogue the narrative is very – He got out of bed.
He reached for his cigarette. He rolled a cigarette. He lit the cigarette.