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Chandler's `Sister' is a comic disaster

Fireside Books has published Raymond Chandler's "The Little Sister" as an illustrated trade comic book ($15), with art by Michael Lark.

The prose in "The Little Sister" is particularly dark and sinister, for this is Chandler's Hollywood novel, with several indelible scenes that take place at a thinly disguised Paramount. Since a comic adaptation leaves little room for writing one wonders about the point.So what we have here is a book that people who love Chandler won't want, one that people who don't know Chandler won't read.

- Scott Eyman