Posted on September 12, 2007 at 5:48am
I'm in the middle of A Rage in Harlem by Chester B. Himes and there is a big difference as to how he introduces the main chacaters to his series of books.
In the first paragraph of the first chapter of The Maltese Falcon we get a detailed description of Samuel Spade. Through the course of the novel where we are Sam Spade is as well. Philip Marlowe guides us through every step of Raymond Chandler's novels.
In A Rage in Harlem Grave Digger Jones and…Continue
Posted on September 7, 2007 at 5:07pm
The introduction of The Ultimate Spy Book has a section titled "Who Spies?". It divides the motive of spies into 4 categories, encompassed by the acronym M.I.C.E.: Money, Ideology, Compromise, Ego.
Money is pretty straight forward. Financial gain or financial troubles are strong motives for just about anybody.
Ideology is the beliefs a spy has in the country they spy for. The book mentions people who believed in communism and spied for the USSR. On the other hand I…Continue
Posted on September 2, 2007 at 4:12pm
Really, I can't.
The case is The People vs. Dota, 33 F3d 1179. A business president is sweet on his secretary, but she won't return the favor because she has a boyfriend. So the president hires someone to kill the boyfriend. The guy he hires turns around and hires someone else to do the killing for him. That guy hires 2 more people to help him.
They beat the boyfriend with bats and shoot him. The boyfriend survives. When the secretary phones work that that she can't…Continue
Posted on August 29, 2007 at 5:07pm