June 22nd, 2006



Any of you tried the wonderful Concordance tool on AMazon.com? The most commonly used  words of a book arranged in order alphabetically, and by size, showing the frequency realtive to others in the book.  I don't know how they develop these -- I guess the publisher has to supply them with a digitized text to search. In the case of Little, Big, it almost seems to reproduce the book in small -- hardly need to read it:


Here by contrast is Chandler's The Big Sleep, also good: