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March 26, 2009


Graham Powell

Egad, I read the POODLE SPRINGS piece, and... I read that book as a junior in college. Twenty years ago. Damn, I'm old.

Dana King

Thanks for these links. I dscovered Chandler about twelve years ago, and learned through him what I like about any book. I, too, always thought it was the story or plot, but it's the writing that brings me back to all my favorites. They can have divergent styles (the three who share my Pantheon are Chandler, Elmore Leonard, and Ed MCBain), but the way the story is told is far more important to me than what the story is about.

My favorite Chandler quote: From thirty feet she looked like a lot of class. From ten feet she looked like something made up to be seen from thirty feet.

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