Monday, August 14, 2006

Question of the week

"...when did you last enjoy a thriller you thoroughly understood?" -- Michael Wood

3 comments:

thefatman said...

Good question.

Well I'm reading Raymond Chandler's 'Playback' at the moment and I'm both enjoying and understanding it.

I totally understood Toby Litt's 'Corpsing' and totally loved it!

All that said Chandler's 'Big Sleep' is the finest novel ever written and I get something different from it every time I read it...

jaspermilvain said...

Thank you very much for returning. Glad the silence hasn't put you off.

I found Playback a bit of a letdown, but I can't recall why any more; that may tell its own story. You need to read The Long Goodbye, if you haven't, but you probably have...

thefatman said...

I still prefer 'The Big Sleep' but 'The Long Goodbye' comes in second. And the Altman movie version is great too despite being set in the 70's and changing the ending...

High Window is the only one I've yet to read...

Have you read any George Pelecanos?