Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Chandler's The Lady in the Lake

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 07 Nov 2007

--- jacquesdebierue <> wrote:
> --- In, Ed Lynskey <e_lynskey@...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I finished reading Chandler's THE LADY IN THE LAKE, and was
> > struck in some scenes how it read like Hemingway. Was Papa's
> > influence that pervasive?
> I think so, though Chandler was _not_ a declared fan of
> Hemingway's...
> > And what a bleak novel.
> Indeed. This one reminds me of certain works by Ross
> Macdonald, if you will forgive the anachronism.
I believe Macdonald cited Chandler as an influence on his work in Tom Nolan's bio., though it's been some time since I read it. I'll go back later and look up the section.


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