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What I'm reading

Librarian, book lover, avid reader

Currently reading

Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett There is a reason why the tall, sultry red haired femme fatale is a classic. You can find her in TV (just saw a version of her in NCIS of all thing), movies (Jessica Rabbit one of the ultimate model) and books. The original of noir is Brigid O'Shaughnessy (if that's indeed her name) in Hammett's ground breaking noir novel. Despite the macho posturing, the white man privilege dripping all over, it's still one good story. Double bluffs inside double bluffs. Put on Jon and Vangelis "Friends of Mr. Cairo" and enjoy. This is the book where noir came from. I still like it even if I cringed quite a few times rereading it.