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The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
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The Big Sleep is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California. The story is noted for its complexity, with... show more
The Big Sleep is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California. The story is noted for its complexity, with many characters double-crossing each other and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; it refers to a rumination in the book about "sleeping the big sleep".
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781907590306 (1907590307)
Publisher: Fontal Lobe Publishing
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.5 The Big Sleep
PI Philip Marlowe´s first case and he gets more than he has bargained for. Starting of with a case of blackmail, he suddenly has to deal with multiple homicides, gun-wielding thugs and crazy women. I really enjoyed this book, even though I had some issues with it. I loved the atmosphere that Raymo...
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
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