Publish date: July 15th 1997
Publisher: Prószyński i S-ka
Pages no: 272
Edition language: Polski
, Mystery Thriller
, Hard Boiled
Series: Philip Marlowe (#2)
I like Chandler but I don't love Chandler. Chandler is rightfully most compared to Hammett, but unlike Hammett who has deep things to say, Chandler is all style. I don't think that Chandler is anything more than magnificently written pulp detective fiction, although there is no doubt that it is th...
Kiedy mowa o proweniencji gatunku zwanego czarnym kryminałem, zwykle podaje się dwa nazwiska. Jako pierwsze wymienia się nazwisko autora „Sokoła maltańskiego”, Dashiella Hammetta. Hammett uważany jest za twórcę gatunku. Natomiast autorem wymienianym w drugiej kolejności jest Raymond Chandler. Jego p...
Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard. Some dith...
I couldn't give it more than 3 stars because of the overwhelming amount of sexism, racism and homophobia. I know this book was written in the 40's, and it was a different kind of society then (I actually have the impression that, for the time, this was a surprisingly forward book on those counts), b...
During a boring routine case Philip Marlowe stumbles upon a huge (really huge) guy dressed the way which would make any peacock die of jealousy. He seems to be looking for a long-lost girlfriend doing this with a grace and persistence of a charging rhinoceros. Marlowe decides to stick with the guy h...