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The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780394758282 (0394758285)
ASIN: 394758285
Publisher: Vintage Crime
Pages no: 231
Edition language: English
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Gene
Gene rated it
5.0 The Big Sleep
Review updated on February 26, 2016A group read with the following people:Erin, Dan 2.0, Steve, Delee. Please let me know if I missed somebody. A crippled millionaire with rapidly failing health hires Philip Marlowe to investigate seemingly simple blackmail case involving one of his daughters. The c...
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it
2.0 The Big Sleep
“The Big Sleep” is one of the novels for the Los Angeles component of my university course, one I wasn’t particularly looking forward to. I’ve never had that pull for Hollywood or the romanticized version of the city. Some people find the dark underbelly appealing but I’m terrified by it. Similarly,...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
5.0 The Big Sleep / Raymond Chandler
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. OMG, how have I missed ...
TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it
3.0 The Big Sleep
"The entrance door was set far back in the middle and there was a copper trim on the windows, which were backed with Chinese screens, so I couldn't see into the store. There was a lot of oriental junk in the windows. I didn't know whether it was any good, not being a collector of antiques, except un...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
3.0 The Big Sleep
This reminded me so much of the "writing like an old white guy" thing. Which is no surprise, since I imagine Raymond Chandler and other noir authors were the primary inspirations for that. I spent great parts of this book laughing out loud because of that...I should probably do some soul searching t...
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