Book 1 of 2015 is the audio book dramatisation of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.
Sam Spade is a likable guy. He's a misogynist but it was that time and the film noir style requires it. The whole story is enjoyable and I can say that I now want to watch the Bogart movie. That isn't my usual stance after reading and liking a book.
I do love the witty repartee, like...
Gutman: "You always have, I must say, a smooth explanation ready."
Spade; "What do you want me to do? Learn to stutter?”"
It is full of good lines.
4 men-taken-by-a-beautiful-woman out of 5.
Should I read this? Yes, for sure.
What did I learn? "Once a chump, always a chump."
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