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The Long Goodbye - Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye
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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 gangster are after Marlowe.
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 gangster are after Marlowe.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780394757681 (0394757688)
ASIN: 394757688
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 379
Edition language: English
Series: Philip Marlowe (#6)
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Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it
3.0 The Long Goodbye
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
Peregrinations rated it
0.0 Oldie but goodie
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
2.0 The Long Goodbye
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
4.0 The Long Goodbye
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...
Gene
Gene rated it
3.0 The Long Goodbye
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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