Re: RARA-AVIS: town tamer

From: Jacques Debierue (
Date: 17 May 2005

--- In, vhend1234@a... wrote:
> Sorry to keep admitting my ignorance, but would you define the Hammett and
> Chandler methods (in the town tamer?) briefly for me, Mr.T.
> Vicki

In short, succint and objective (Hammett) versus florid and subjective (Chandler). These are relative terms and Chandler's short stories are more Hammettian than Chandlerian; I am thinking of the novels. Ross Thomas's style was cold and clear as ice, close to Hammett's in my opinion, though Thomas was not anybody's imitator.



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