Last Monday Book Discussion Group

Meets the Last Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
At the Athens-Clarke County Library

Love discussing literature, plays, and poetry? Join us for in depth discussions of literature, plays, and poetry the last Monday of every month. If you are interested in joining please email ashull@athenslibrary.org or call (706) 613-3650 ext 358.

The Maltese Falcon

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Monday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.

In the Bentley Conference Room on 2nd Floor

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, 1894 - 1961: Dashiell Hammett and "hard-boiled" are practically synonymous -- he's been called the "father" of the rough gumshoe whose cases revolve around the unenlightened criminal element; there isn't a drawing room or criminal genius in sight in his works. As a former Pinkerton agent, Hammett knew of what he wrote, and his style, later so widely copied, is distinct -- a gritty, realistic, and none-too-favorable look at characters and settings, punctuated by vernacular dialogue. His detectives differ in personality, but all share one over-arching principle: crime shouldn't pay, and their job is to make sure it doesn't.

Sam Spade's partner is murdered while working on a case, and it is Spade's responsibility to find the killer. In his search, Spade runs mortal risks as he comes closer to the answer. - From Novelist, accessed 06 June 2013 through GALILEO

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