Sorry sweetheart, you're taking the fall!

Sorry sweetheart, you're taking the fall!

I have a problem with books. There are so many good ones, and there is so little time to read them.
Still, here's one I plan to pick up soon, "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett.
Perhaps, you're seen the movie. It's a classic with Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Mary Astor (hope I spelled her name right). It was the first directorial effort by John Huston and includes a cameo role by his father, Walter Huston. (He's Capt. Jacoby) I've seen it dozens of times and always enjoy it, particularly when Bogie is humiliating Wilmer, the Fat Man's gunsel.
I thought about the movie again recently when I read a Wall Street Journal article touting the 75th anniversary of the publication of the book. It's still considered a mystery masterpiece and been a major contributor to popular culture.
This article tells why you will want to pick up the book, too.
http://www.opinionjournal.com/la/?id=110006272

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