raymond chander

I pushed out of the booth and lit a cigarette with thick awkward fingers. I went back along the store. The druggist was alone now. He was sharpening a pencil with a small knife, very intent, frowning.
“That’s a nice sharp pencil you have there,” I told him. He looked up, surprised. The girls at the pinball machine looked at me, surprised. I went over and looked at myself in the mirror behind the counter. I looked surprised.
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Raymond Chandler, The High Window.

I don’t know why this made me laugh so much

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My latest video is up people :) A review of crime novel The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. Hoping to get a bit more regular with making and uploading these now. Unfortunately the issue is that because of my internet speed here it takes about 4 days for a video to upload :(