Il lungo addio
Publish date: 1989
Pages no: 320
Edition language: Italian
, Mystery Thriller
, Hard Boiled
Series: Philip Marlowe (#6)
My Square Markers and "Virgin" Bingo Card: "Virgin" card posted for ease of tracking and comparison, as called and read squares will, bit by bit, vanish behind my markers and everybody's cards are different. Black Kitty:Read but not called Black Vignette:Called but not read Black Kitty in Black ...
I keep visiting the classic genre novels and never seem to find myself loving them. This would be the third, possibly fourth, Chandler novel I've read and each time I've been disappointed. I see why they are classics, the origins of so many tropes, tones, and styles are on the page, but I guess I pr...
It was a nice read, very much like all the other books in this series.In this one in particular, the events that move the story are apparently isolated up until end, so the narrative feels a bit disjointed and lags a bit at times. The ending, too, drags on somewhat. Feels like he wanted to do a "big...
Raymond Chandler is awesome. On one level, he's writing your basic hard-boiled, noire detective fiction. But on another level, he provides well-drawn character development as well as intelligent commentary on the problems of society. His protagonist, Philip Marlowe is a smart ass, but somehow he's n...
10/22/13:Again, 5. My thoughts remain about the same concerning its quality and the special attention paid to the lonely details of Marlowe's life. The parallel between Marlowe and Mrs. Wade concerning their relationships with Lennox was nicely done.1/20/11: The Private Dick, or Detective, is a comm...
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