May 2013 Discussion: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (spoilers)
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05-20-2013, 07:54 PM
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'She gave me one of those smiles the lips have forgotten before they reach the eyes'(page 50)...
...'She tried to keep a cute little smile on her face but her face was too tired to be bothered. It kept going blank on her. The smile would wash off like water off sand'(page 53)....
Chandler seems to have a special knack for describing false smiles.
There was an overtone of strain in her smile. It wasn’t a smile at all. It was a grimace. She just thought it was a smile.
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