Saturday, May 27, 2006

Happy Birthday, Dashiell Hammett!

Like many of you, most likely, I'll never forget discovering the work of Dashiell Hammett, who was born on this day 112 years ago. The first book of his I read wasn't The Maltese Falcon but Red Harvest. The Continental Op immediately became one of my heroes. I don't have anything to add to what others have said again and again about Hammett. If you haven't read him, why not? And if you have, isn't it time to read something of his again?

3 comments:

Writeprocrastinator said...

Thanks for pointing this out, of course I would've known this if it was a National holiday like it is supposed to be.

Drive By Fruiting said...

Your blog rocks!

Bill said...

Thanks!