- Read Richard Lange’s list of literary last moments and then pick up a copy of Angel Baby to figure out which scene these moments inspired.
From Brain Pickings’s feature on The Letters of Raymond Chandler. Totally worth reading the article—and the letters themselves!—in full.
If you’ve seen our book trailer for The Shining Girls, then you’ll understand why this is a “special” card in our companion card game.
Raymond Chandler and Taki (Image: Venture Galleries)
And from Chandler’s letters:
Our cat is growing positively tyrannical. If she finds herself alone anywhere she emits blood curdling yells until somebody comes running. She sleeps on a table in the service porch and now demands to be lifted up and down from it. She gets warm milk about eight o’clock at night and starts yelling for it about 7.30. When she gets it she drinks a little, goes off and sits under a chair, then comes and yells all over again for someone to stand beside her while has another go at the milk. When we have company she looks them over and decides almost instantly if she likes them. If she does she strolls over and plops down on the floor far enough away to make it a chore to pet her. If she doesn’t like them, she sits in the middle of the living room, casts a contemptuous glance around, and proceeds to wash her backside.
If I could, I would make this post a series and tag it Mystery Cats.