Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Chandler dissing Hammett?

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 21 Jan 2006

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Robison" <> To: <> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 2:59 AM Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Chandler dissing Hammett?

> wrote:
> what is this, a lesson in suspense?
> ************
> Nope. Just a suggestion that Chandler's great
> admiration for Hammett might not have been as
> unrestrained as it appeared. Chandler's disdain for
> writers wasn't limited to the cozy genre. He didn't
> like James Cain or Mickey Spillane, either.

Wow, I disagree with him on Cain, but couldn't agree more about Spillane. Definitely not my cup of tea.

Brian Thornton

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