Fading Fast

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Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Carl Maria Von Weber
Very loosely related, but your post reminded me of a good noir/crime book by James M. Cain, "Career in C Minor."

I thought you are (could be wrong) a noir/detective fiction fan. If so, you might like the book. Cain also wrote "Double Indemnity," "Mildred Pierce" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice," which, as I'm sure you know, were all turned into classic noir films.

"Career in C Minor" is a long short story, but the others short stories in the collection are good as well - so worth the modest purchase price.

 

Oldsarge

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Very loosely related, but your post reminded me of a good noir/crime book by James M. Cain, "Career in C Minor."

I thought you are (could be wrong) a noir/detective fiction fan. If so, you might like the book. Cain also wrote "Double Indemnity," "Mildred Pierce" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice," which, as I'm sure you know, were all turned into classic noir films.

"Career in C Minor" is a long short story, but the others short stories in the collection are good as well - so worth the modest purchase price.

A 'fan' may be overstating the case. I have read all the Raymond Chandler books and a few of Dashiell Hammett. I have one or two Mickey Spilane's but I haven't read any of the genre for years. Not sure why . . .
 

Fading Fast

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A 'fan' may be overstating the case. I have read all the Raymond Chandler books and a few of Dashiell Hammett. I have one or two Mickey Spilane's but I haven't read any of the genre for years. Not sure why . . .
Have you read any James M. Cain? I think you'd enjoy him. I'd start with "Mildred Pierce" or "Double Indemnity," but you really can't go too wrong with any of his stuff (that said, I haven't read everything he's written, but of what I have, all has been good).
 

Big T

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I recently "treated" myself to an Amazon "Echo Studio" for my office. This is an Alexa enable device, advertised as playing music in high definition, as well as 3D. Whether it does is immaterial. I bought it so I could subscribe to Amazon Music Service, which is more extensive than any other, and it is! I have yet to ask Alexa to play anything that she could not find.

Now, about the HD or 3D playback, well in another thread, pictures of a Ford Skyliner appeared (love that car), and in that era, Hi Fi was really a rage (some good stuff, a lot of junk), and in that era, reverberation appeared in some of those huge, console stereos we grew up with. My point is, the sound is "different", and to me, does not sound realistic (I like my Martin Logans electro static speakers, driven by NAD power amp and tube pre-amp. I have a tube buffering device between my Marantz CD unit, the does wonders with smoothing out the digital harshness). Amazon is suggesting an awful lot for a $200 unit!