Author Topic: Short Story: The Hourglass Blemish - Part One  (Read 8590 times)

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Re: Short Story: The Hourglass Blemish - Part One
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2008, 05:09:47 PM »
Hi Ken, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. If you haven't guessed, I am a big fan of Raymond Chandler too, however, I have always found a lot of humour in his writing, like this quote from the great man himself:

From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.


Yes, Raymond Chandler was a wonderful writer, if a little racist and mysoginistic! Just a product of his time, though, I guess.
I think I've read pretty much everything he wrote, certainly all his novels and most, if not all the short stories. I had quite a surprise reading the short stories though, because a couple of his books were two short stories cobbled together to make one labyrinthinely plotted novel. (Hmm, is there such a word as labyrinthinely??)

And if we're quoting Chandler....
She had a lot of face and chin. She had pewter-colored hair set in a ruthless permanent, a hard beak, and large moist eyes with the sympathetic expression of wet stones.

And just one more...
I hung up.
It was a step in the right direction, but it didn't go far enough. I ought to have locked the door and hid under the desk.


Cheers,
Ken :)
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