Re: RARA-AVIS: a damn good kiss

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 07 Jun 2002

> Realism is flawed? I must have missed the Chandler works that fit
> "Farewell, My Lovely" for example has too very strong female
> in it. He doesn't deal much with women, but then the stories are about
> Marlowe.
> --
> Anthony Dauer

IMO, realism wasn't Chandler's strong suit. Admitedly, it's been a long time since I read any of the Chandler novels but I recall the female characters as being rather one dimensional. I will concede that it's quite possible there are exceptions but offhand I can't recall any.


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