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The Simple Art of Murder - Raymond Chandler
The Simple Art of Murder
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Prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, in which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this collection mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form.
Prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, in which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this collection mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780394757650 (0394757653)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Simple Art of Murder
This is a collection of eight stories by the master of hard-boiled fiction, Raymond Chandler: two short novellas, five novelettes and a short story proper. If you like that genre even a bit, this is a can't miss collection. It's full of tough guys and floozies and the consumption of unimaginable amo...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0 rated it
1.0 The Simple Art of Murder
A very sub par collection of short stories. It's listed on FictFact as part of the Philip Marlowe series, and that's the only reason why I read it now. Maybe I shouldn't have...All of these characters are proto-Marlowes. They have all of Marlowe's problems, and none of his qualities. The stories are...
Gene
Gene rated it
3.0 The Simple Art of Murder
This is a collection of early short stories and an essay which gave the book its name. The latter is fairly short and its main idea is an argument for the virtues of a noir mystery as opposed to a traditional British one. Considering the fact that this comes from a guy who became a classic of the fo...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0 The Simple Art of Murder
A small collection of short mystery stories and essays on the art mystery writing by the master of hard-boiled noir private eye fiction. I bought this while visiting a book store with my grandfather, the only time that ever happened.
KCPolski
KCPolski rated it
5.0 The Simple Art of Murder
I love noir fiction and film noir, and [b:Raymond Chandler|2052|The Big Sleep|Raymond Chandler|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41AGA624Z5L._SL75_.jpg|1222673] is the best of them all. This is a collection of short stories, led into by an essay on where so many writers before him went wrong. ...
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