The Long Good-bye
Publish date: 1959
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Hard Boiled
Series: Philip Marlowe (#6)
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...
They just don't write them like they this any more, do they? Wonderful story. You keep wondering how it all ties together. The only downside: the hisses and pops of the recording. Four stars.
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...
Philip Marlowe saves a drunken guy from being dumped in a ditch. He does it again another time. He does is yet again another time. And another. And another. Finally he gets into trouble for doing this: no good deed ever goes unpunished.This book gives a very realistic gritty picture of US life in ea...
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