Re: RARA-AVIS: Back into the definitional whirlpool (spoilers for FALLING ANGEL)

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 16 May 2004


"And I think tossing Chandler in with Cain just obscures the differences between the two, the stuff that made them worth reading in the first place."

I couldn't agree with you more, Doug. Throughout this discussion, I've been thinking of the difference between Chandler's work and Dorothy Hughes's In A Lonely Place. Both are set in the same LA, often described in very similar, "dark and sinister" ways. But there is something fundamentally dfferent about them. And, no, it's not just that Chandler is also hardboiled.


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