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Raymond Chandler Hardcover – July 31, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd; First Edition edition (July 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845135261
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845135263
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,821,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom Williams was born in Newcastle in 1981 and was educated at University College London. He now lives in Kentish Town and works in publishing. A Mysterious Something in the Light is his first book. Follow him on twitter: @twilliams81

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Baz on September 21, 2012
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If you have an interest in Chandler's life this is the essential text. It is especially good on the early life - before Chandler became a crime writer, correcting some erronious assumptions and assertions made by earlier biographers and repeated since by everyone. It also gives a thorough, intelligent account of the genesis of the short stories and the novels and how the former were strip mined and used as material for the latter. This is no life of a saint and it casts a strong light on Chandler's faults and shortcomings as a man - his marriage to a friend's mother, his later infidelity, his alcoholism and his tendancy to mythologize and embelish his own earlier life. If I could change anything in the book it would be the author's annoying habit of calling Chandler "Ray" throughout - except for one occasion when he calls him "Chandler", which only points up how annoying the "Ray" business is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Esteban Martin on October 13, 2013
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This is a brand new, brilliant and up to date definative biography on Raymond Chandler. The work contains much more treatment of personnal aspects of Chandler's life as well as indepth analysis of the possible generating conditions of his prose style then existing sources. If your a fan of Raymond Chandler and interested to know more about his time at Dulwich College, his WW I experience and marriage this is the book to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ralph E. Vaughan on August 23, 2014
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An insightful and detailed look at the writing of "The Big Sleep." Any fan of Raymond Chandler or classic crime novels must read this short but in-depth analytical article.
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This is an interesting look at Raymond Chandler's writing process and the inner workings of the author of The Big Sleep. It is not an in-depth analysis, nor is it a long and detailed biography of Chandler, but it is a quick read and provides inspiration for authors of all genres.
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