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Reactions to The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words by Raymond Chandler (edited by Barry Day)

31-Jan-15

The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words by Raymond Chandler My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book should be at the top of the list for “advanced” Chandler aficionados, especially those who haven’t revisited Chandler’s works in a while. Seeing Chandler’s actual passages alongside those of similar themes, across decades, creates wonderfully […]

Reactions to The Hunter and Other Stories by Dashiell Hammett

25-Mar-14

The Hunter and Other Stories by Dashiell Hammett My rating: 2 of 5 stars I am an unabashed fan of the great Dashiell Hammett. Or should I say, of his noir crime/detective fiction. Which was pretty much all there was to know before this new collection was published. Sadly for me, I found these non-crime […]

Reactions to “Altered Carbon” by Richard K. Morgan

25-Dec-13

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan My rating: 5 of 5 stars A wonderful near-future sci-fi novel told like an old school noir. Fans of the former genre will enjoy Altered Carbon more than those of just the latter, and it’s probably not a place to start if you’re new to either, but this novel […]