Raymond Chandler / Hardboiled / Writer [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

November 09, 2016

And now, after two weeks of talking with you about the hardboiled revolution, we come to talking about my favourite writer of detective stories.

It is a sin for a reviewer to call out a favourite (and especially gush about a writer as I do), but Raymond Chandler it is. ‘The poet laureate of sleaze street’, as he is referred to in an online forum I visit, wrote the hardest, meanest, most decrepit, most gloomy and most memorable lines ever written in the canon of detective fiction. His is still the template that defines many of the detective tropes of our generation.

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Shom Biswas is a writer from India. @Spinstripe
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