Saturday, 5 October 2019


@chandlerisms: Outrageous similes



From Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep:



Decorative trees trimmed as carefully as poodle dogs



Meaty leaves like the newly washed fingers of dead men



He used his strength like a show-girl uses her last good pair of stockings



A smile as wide as Wilshire Boulevard



As empty of life as a scarecrow’s pockets



Blood began to move around in me like a prospective tenant looking over a house

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