“How did I kill this Thursby? I’ve forgotten.” – Sam Spade
The Maltese Falcon is the Galesburg Public Library's 2015 Big Read title. I had never read it or seen the movie before this year. They were both much funnier than I expected, and I enjoyed them both. About all I knew about noir was from listening to Guy Noir on the Prairie Home Companion, and it has been interesting learning more about the genre.
I read a lot of mysteries and detective fiction and should have read The Maltese Falcon long ago. It’s a quick read with spare text, and I found it highly entertaining.
The library will be hosting four book discussions of The Maltese Falcon in the month of April. Come join us for one of them!
Thursday 4/9 6:30 pm Civic Art Center
Tuesday 4/14 1:00 pm upstairs at the library
Wednesday 4/15 12:20 pm Carl Sandburg College Library
Thursday 4/30 11:30 am En Season Restaurant ($10 for lunch)