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by Raymond Chandler, Full Cast, Toby Stephens
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
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 ...
Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it 4 years ago
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...
Peregrinations rated it 4 years ago
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.
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it 5 years ago
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...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 5 years ago
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...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 6 years ago
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...
Illuminati rated it 6 years ago
My, my, my. Am I glad that I always read at least 2 books from an author before deciding on him. I'm also happy to have chosen this book for the second one. My complaint with "The Big Sleep" was that it was all about the atmosphere and not about the characters. Chandler has improved considerably. ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
mp3 work. Priceless lines included! Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, who he's divorced and re-married and who ends up dead. and now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy ga...
Warwick rated it 7 years ago
It's everything you want from Chandler – femmes fatales and bent cops and hoodlums with guns and '50s slang, and dialogue that only sounds clichéd because so many people since have tried to copy it.‘Alcohol is like love,’ he said. ‘The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routin...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 7 years ago
A down and out friend of Marlowe's flees to Mexico with Marlowe's help, his wife dead under suspicious circumstances. Marlowe's friend soon turns up dead, an apparent suicide. But what does his death, if anything, have to do with a drunk writer Marlowe finds himself watching?I'm not really sure ho...
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