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The Raymond Chandler thread

Postby Edward R Murrow » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:54 pm

Independent: "Chandler and wife finally reunited,"

Author Raymond Chandler's wish to spend eternity alongside his wife was fulfilled after her remains were buried with his in a Valentine's Day ceremony.

Cissy Chandler died in 1954, followed by Raymond in 1959. But because he left no instructions for what to do with her ashes, it has taken more than 50 years to bring them together.

This week her ashes were taken to Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego in a convoy of 1920s-era cars. The minister who conducted the author's funeral presided over the ceremony.


This would be a great time to discuss this author and his life. What's his best work?
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Re: The Raymond Chandler thread

Postby RetroRebel » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:59 pm

I just finished reading "The Big Sleep". Awesome book but I warn you, it's a bit confusing!
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Re: The Raymond Chandler thread

Postby Zoo Station » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:16 am

Chandler is one of my favorite authors. Every novel of his kept me hooked and I treasure them in my collection. Novels like The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, and The Lady in the Lake are true classics and well worth your time.
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