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Features pistols appreciation - - traveling fastAt that point I was up to my ears in a Nirvana obsession that was to last for years, and discovering the first metal albums that I could get in to, like Sepultura's Chaos AD. The secret is his use of language, his gift for dialogue in particular.
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- I grew up reading writers who were influenced by writers who were influenced by Hammett, so my own mysteries are three generations removed from The Maltese Falcon.
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I suppose my introduction to Hammett and The Maltese Falcon came in the same way it came to many of my colleagues. Hammett was tough, straightforward, no nonsense, no literary aims. The setting of The Maltese Falcon is also a contributor to its popularity, and there's even a plaque near [San Francisco's] Stockton Street bridge that gives away the ending of the story. Yep, without question, there's more than a "dash" of Hammett in there. He was a giant who changed both the content and style of the genre forever. And then we're going to keep you coming back.
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Though Hammett's work is often called hard-boiled, I think of it also as boiled-down: writing that is distilled to its essential essence until all that is left is what is needed to move the plot forward. Only after I saw the film did I find the book and read it. View more sharing options. He wasn't a tough guy, per se, but an ordinary man who could be tough when he needed to be. Nick's manner is reflected perfectly on the last page of the book. Most of us who are successful writing the private-eye novel have probably been more influenced by Chandler. But for some reason, I find the whole thing rather funny. He didn't make judgments.