Thursday, March 26, 2009

HISTORY LESSONS: NESBO AND HAMMETT



Hagen placed his hands behind his back. 
"What do you know about the Thirty Years War?"
"Not enough, I suppose."

The Redeemer: Jo Nesbo

The fat man screwed up his eyes and asked: "What do you know, sir, about the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, later called the Knights of Rhodes and other things?"
Spade waved his cigar. "Not much-only what I remember from history in school-Crusaders or something."

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

2 Comments:

Anonymous Dave said...

Just wanted to note that the Baltimore Sun's Read Street blog is marking today's 50th anniversary of Raymond Chandler's death with a fill-in-the-blank quiz on his trademark descriptive phrases. Sample: The voice got as ---- as a cafeteria dinner. Farewell, My Lovely

Here's the direct link: http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/books/blog/2009/03/raymond_chandler_50th_annivers.html

10:34 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Thanks for the reminder Dave.

11:11 AM  

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