I should think that about does it. Maybe I’ll buy a MMP just to own one.
But off the subject…
Recently in another thread, a Doper kind of goaded me (et al) into reading Raymond Chandler. Finding myself in Borders Books soon after, I decided to go for it and picked up Chandler’s The High Window.
It happens that this particular paperback felt very good in one’s hands - it evoked almost a sensual pleasure to hold. All in all, it actually enhanced the joy of reading. Which was fortunate, because I didn’t like the Chandler novel at all.
However, I just acquired a used book of his short stories - The Simple Art of Murder - and maybe this will win me over to Raymond’s camp.
Anyway, in case you want to try a book in this collection it’s
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
A Division of Random House, Inc.
They’ve got some wonderful writers besides Chandler - Dashiell Hammett,
Andrew Vachss, Ruth Rendell and more. (At $12 a pop, they ought to.)
No, I’m not whoring for Random House. Just sharing something I think is nice. Fact is, I’m a retired rum runner with no connection to any legitimate business. :dubious: