However, one story stood out -- Pearls Are a Nuisance -- in that the main character is quite different from any other of Chandler's creations. Walter Gage is an upstanding if somewhat trust-fundish citizen with an upper-crust vocabulary and a trusting nature. This is the one story with a true twist and a bit of heart and, frankly, the only one without a murder.
This is my final read for the Take a Chance Challenge. I took all ten chances! This was for the Random Word Challenge --
Go to this random word generator and generate a random word. Find a book with this word in the title. Read the book and write about it.
My random word was "simple" and since we had this book in the house (technically, my husband bought it to read), I thought it would be a good choice. I've enjoyed Raymond Chandler's novels but these short stories really didn't do it for me. I couldn't read more than one in a row because they were too similar and, well, full of murder. The opening essay though was fantastic and I almost wish I had just read that.
Wanting to murder a certain genre,
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