anybody ever read this? i just did and i didn't care for it. it got way better in the second half of the book, but in the end it was just a bad Kafka rip off.
Next on the list is The Thin Man. I have read half of the book and i think it is better than The Maltese Falcon. What happened to the time when drinking scotch for breakfast was acceptable?
Here is a write up "Retirement suited Nick just fine. He had a pretty wife called Nora and a taste for good scotch. All it took was a little persuasion, like four bullets, a blonde, the cops, and a junked-up hoodlum in his bedroom before Nick Charles, former trans-American detective agency ace, was back in business."