Tuesday, June 12, 2007

No. 19 - Playback

by Raymond Chandler

Started: June 12
Finished: June 14

Notes: I've had this for a while and been meaning to get to it. The recent reading of an Ed McBain book has got me in the mood for more hard-boiled action. "Playback" might or might not be hardboiled, but I'm sure it will serve.

Mini review: I don't know which came first, Philip Marlowe or Humphrey Boggart, but this reads like a Boggie script. There's some nice witty, hard talk, but overall I wasn't impressed. Not a bad book, but not great. I think I prefer Ed McBain. I didn't hate this book so much I won't give Chandler another try in the future, but he would have to impress a lot to get me to read more.

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