Monday, May 24, 2010

Dashiell Hammett | The Maltese Falcon | 1930

Dear Brigid O'Shaughnessy,

What do you see in Sam Spade? Iva, Effie, the others that aren't even mentioned: this guy follows a beak, but not the Maltese Falcon, if you catch my drift. The first time you laid out for him, it was because information was pricey, and it was easier to unzip your legs than your lips, but why'd you have to go and fall in love with the lump? A dame with a gun is worse than a dame without one, but a gun without a dame is the best of all.

Taking the lid off life and looking at the works,