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A Book to Read and Love: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Maltese Falcon: A bird dog tries to get the bird, without becoming the chicks prey or getting pecked by johnny law.


Questions I pondered while reading The Maltese Falcon:  Does it make sense to have principles if no one else does?
How far does loyalty get you?
My thoughts about The Maltese Falcon: Noir!
Political Incorrectness!
Getting out the scotch, peignoir and marabou slippers for a re-read.
Dashiell Hammett was also a veteran.



A Book to Read and Love: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Sun Also Rises: Fiesta!  Hemingway's original title. Enough said.

Questions I pondered while reading The Sun Also Rises: How many drinks does it take to get to the center of an empty life?
How do I define masculinity?

My thoughts about The Sun Also Rises:
Jake Barns, Je l'adore, Lo adoro.
How does an impotent dude sound so manly?
How much wine can I drink at a time?







Poems to Read and Love: Salt by Nayyirah Waheed - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Salt: Poetry, to the point.

Questions I pondered while reading Salt: How deep is brevity?
Do you have to be long-winded to be empowered?
My thoughts about Salt: In the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. there is a drink, The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, said to feel like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick.
Her poems are like that drink.
It's a great sensation.  Try it and see.


A Book to Read and Love: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Les Miserables: A detailed account of a thief's redemption.
Questions I pondered while reading Les Miserables:
Is a religious experience required for atonement?

Classism is so ugly, why is it still around?
My thoughts on Les Miserables: Book Nerd Badge of Honor.
An entire life in a book.
Take breaks.