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The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler
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Feb 05, 09

bookshelves: hardboiled-dicks
Read in September, 2000

Meh, you would think that Raymond Chandler would rip out his rapier wit when he finally tackled the subject of Phillip Marlowe in Hollywood, but there's something stale and cliched about the whole affair. A great opportunity to tear up the fakest city on the planet, and Chandler gets pussy on us. Boo!
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message 1: by The (last edited Jun 04, 2009 07:14AM) (new)

The Man I've never been to Hollywood, but isn't Chandler (who knew the movie business from the inside) showing us how stale and cliched this fakest city is?


message 2: by Andy (last edited Jun 04, 2009 07:18AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Andy Yeah, but I think he could've been meaner and funnier in his assessment of Hollywood. Perhaps his hands were tied because he was writing screenplays for movies in his spare time so he didn't want to bite the hands that fed him.


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