Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Tobias Jones on Ross Macdonald in yesterday's Guardian

From: Patrick King (
Date: 08 Aug 2009

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     (I'll concede this, though it's not really one of my favorites) THE LITTLE SISTER, he also never wrote anything as disappointing as THE HIGH WINDOW or PLAYBACK. And again, when I say disappointing, I'm talking in a relative sense, judged against the backdrop of Chandler's entire ouvre. THE HIGH WINDOW and PLAYBACK would be entirely praiseworthy coming from just about anyone else. Coming from Chandler, they were a disappointment. And Macdonald consistently wrote about the level of THW and PB.


    Here I agree with you. That's why I mentioned it in the first place. THE LITTLE SISTER is one of Chandler's lesser works as is PLAYBACK. Can't agree with you about THE HIGH WINDOW, though. One of my favorites.

    Patrick King


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