RARA-AVIS: Thorndyke?

Ziggy Nix (ziggy@wilmington.net)
Sun, 03 Jan 1999 00:40:27 -0500 I just finished reading Chandler's "Farewell, My Lovely" and
I'm at a loss for one allusion made in the 29th chapter. He
remarks that Detective Randall goes over Marlowe's face like
Sherlock Holmes with his magnifying glass or Thorndyke with his
pocket lens". Who exactly is "Thorndyke"?

Other than that one question, I'm positively intriged by the amount
of Shakespearean references (esp. to Richard the Third). So I'm
dragging out my complete Shakespeare and re-reading Richard
the Third (it's been a few years since I read it). If anyone is
in me posting this either to the list or in person please contact me and

I'll be glad to share any insights I come upon.

Oh, if you haven't read "Farewell, My Lovely", it is purely wonderful.
Great insights into L.A (of course) and a lovely jab at Hemingway by
Chandler and oh so many more phrases and images to bounce in your
head after you finish the book.

Cheers and Happy New Year,
Ziggy Nix

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