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  •  Just a couple more great similes... (3+ / 0-)
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    bakeneko, ferg, Susan from 29

    In The Long Good-Bye, Chandler's Philip Marlowe is describing how Idle Valley, where his client lives, was built by "quiet money," and how his rough style doesn't fit it:  "I belonged in Idle Valley like a pearl onion on a banana split."

    And my favorite--describing in Farewell, My Lovely, a huge, outlandishly dressed man, Marlowe says:  "Even on Central Avenue, not the quietest dressed street in the world, he looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food. "

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