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View Poll Results: What did you think of "The Maltese Falcon"?
Outstanding 1 5.26%
Above Average 10 52.63%
Average 5 26.32%
Below Average 3 15.79%
Poor 0 0%
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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The Maltese Falcon vote

So, if you've read this, what did you think? Please vote and let us know.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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I've already provided my write up in the discussion thread. I voted average.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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I also voted average, but would actually give it an Average+ (or Above Average minus).

My disscusion review is here and quoted below:

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My GoodRead review: "Great mystery and suspense, with some frustratingly drawn out areas. The resolution seemed a bit anticlimactic, but I did find the actual ending to be very interesting. I wonder if it was purposely left open for the possibility of a sequel that, unfortunately, was never to come.
All in all, it was a good read."

I found that the first 12 chapters went along at a good pace, building, and twisting just enough - but then...blah! Things began to get slow, and plodding until around chapter 17 or 18, when it picked up again. I was most, excited (for lack of a better word) while reading chapter 20, wondering what was going to happen with the two of them (Bridget & Sam) but it seemed to fall flat; I was expecting a little more oomph, in the resolution.

I am happy to hear that there were other Sam Spade stories, though, and I will look them up.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:50 PM   #4
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My inclination is to say that it was the best crime/mystery novel of the twentieth century.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:05 AM   #5
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I gave it <i>Above Average</i> as it was a good story with some interesting characters, but it has enough flaws to keep it from Outstanding (IMHO).
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:18 AM   #6
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i also went with above average as i didn't feel it quite made outstanding.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:20 AM   #7
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I got too bored to finish it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:30 AM   #8
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I voted "Above average".

However, just about every book I read I would rate as "above average", so it was probably average.
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