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The Big Sleep (Vintage Crime)


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Angela McGreevey, March 1, 2014 (view all comments by Angela McGreevey)
I enjoyed this book and it was a fast paced, good read. Raymond Chandler's writing allows the reader to get lost on the streets of Hollywood and chase down a blackmailer, with Detective Marlowe. The detective is hired when an a dying millionaire needs to find out who is blackmailing his troublesome daughter. Quickly Marlowe is swept up in a deadly adventure. This book has everything one could want from a classic hard boiled detective story; a quick witted detective, larger than life characters, and more than one good mystery to solve.
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lisa_emily, February 5, 2010 (view all comments by lisa_emily)
I am always surprised to find how much I like the tough-guy prose of Raymond Chandler; it is befitting of the place and characters. His lanaguage is a window into America's linguistic past, preserving the slang, rhythms, and quirky sayings of a darker, provincial Los Angeles. The plot keeps you involved; dead bodies and metaphors quickly pile up. Women, and there a good number of them, aren't given the best light here. But there is something sad and revealing in this novel.
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Chandler, Raymond
Vintage Books USA
New York :
Mystery & Detective - General
Detective and mystery stories
Mystery & detective
Mystery fiction
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Private investigators
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Los angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction.
Marlowe, Philip
Mystery-A to Z
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Vintage Books ed.
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Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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8 x 5.14 x .52 in .5 lb

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Product details 240 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780394758282 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Chandler [writes] like a slumming angel and invest[s] the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence."
"Review" by , "Raymond Chandler was one of the finest prose writers of the twentieth century....Age does not wither Chandler?s prose....He wrote like an angel."
"Review" by , "Raymond Chandler is a master."
"Review" by , "[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered."
"Review" by , "Chandler seems to have created the culminating American hero: wised up, hopeful, thoughtful, adventurous, sentimental, cynical and rebellious."
"Review" by , "Philip Marlowe remains the quintessential urban private eye."
"Review" by , "Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner....An original.... A great artist."
"Review" by , "Raymond Chandler was one of the finest prose writers of the twentieth century....Age does not wither Chandler's prose....He wrote like an angel."
"Review" by , "[T]he prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision."
"Review" by , "Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence."
"Review" by , "Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude."
"Review" by , "Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since."
"Review" by , "[Chandler]'s the perfect novelist for our times. He takes us into a different world, a world that's like ours, but isn't."
"Synopsis" by , When a dying millionaire hires Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in.

"Chandler [writes] like a slumming angel and invest[s] the sun-blinded streets of Los Angelos with a romantic presence."

--Ross Macdonald

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