by Clark, July 4, 2005 12:38 PM
If you haven't yet read any of Chandler's stuff, I envy you. Start with The Big Sleep and just keep on goin. By the time you are finished with all 5 of his novels and the few collections of short stories, you'll be wishing you were back at the beginning, with a beautiful reading future ahead. Chandler's ubergumshoe, Philip Marlowe, makes Bogart look like a shallow wimp.