Raymond Chandler's Style Analyzed (An essay I found)

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Comment by Dana King on May 15, 2009 at 12:54am
Thanks, John. The writer of the essay doesn't phrase it like this, but what has always attracted me to Chandler is the sound of his writing in my head. (I occasionally read snippets aloud, even if only to myself.) It's safe to assume he didn't think of where in the mouth certain vowels were formed, but he had a sound in his head, and that sound was his style, and there has never been another quite like it.
Comment by Eric Christopherson on May 14, 2009 at 10:01am
Thanks for posting John. The thing I admire most about Chandler's prose is his concision. I've not come across anything as concise, barring Shakespeare.

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