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I liked the plot, the way the scenery was described, the description of the characters.
The main thing to remember is that however much you might have liked the film, reading the book will be a different experience and you'll need to accept that going in.
Raymond Chandler's first novel, The Big Sleep, is the best mystery/crime novel I've ever read and even one of the best novels I've ever read.
This may be a classic in the genre, but it has not aged well. By now, the characters are stereotypes, and the casual and persistent misogyny, racism and homophobia wear thin. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jonathan B Whitcomb
Same dark, cool, powerful prose that Chandler got us used to. The metaphors are sometimes pure poetry...Published 11 days ago by RoCoder
Great book. I love Chandler. If you like LA Noir style detective mysteries this is a must read.Published 21 days ago by H. Stirnweiss
The King of Noir at once and forever. Well, written and should be a school book for every English 102 class. Dialog as it was then and as it should be today. Read morePublished 25 days ago by j. johnson
This book were the voices of Bogie and Bacall and all the other actors in the "Big Sleep". Great compliment to the author that they didn't change much in the movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by lubylu55