From Library Journal
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The Big Sleep is the start of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe series.
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.
I recommend this book not only to mystery lovers, but also to anyone who wants to read a good, well-written book.
The story is of course an American classic that helped establish the tone of the entire hardboiled detective and film noir genres. Read morePublished 2 days ago by soyrobo
This was a fun book. It was written long enough ago that many old terms and phrases are used that added to my enjoyment. Phillip Marlowe, babes, and nefarious characters... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Ted Baxter
This is the second book in the series. It is as good as the first one. I would recommend it for anyone looking for film noire.Published 7 days ago by Reviewinator
Chandler defines Hollywood noir. Philip Marlowe is the archetype smart ass private eye. Still a great read 76 years after its initial publication. Highly recommended.Published 9 days ago by Kelly Durham
I read this book because it comes before the Long Goodbye in the same series. The Long Goodbye is on Amazon's top 100 list to read in a life time. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Michele_F
It's a good book about a detective and multiple murders. I liked it enough that it didn't bore me like other books I've read for English classes.Published 15 days ago by Jacky
Very amusing book! I loved the detailed description of LA in the 30's; the clothes; cars; mostly the language. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Disgruntled Customer
If you have seen the film, you must read the book. And you must make a guess at the "filthy name" Carmen Sternwood calls Marlowe after her failed seduction attempt.Published 19 days ago by Macumazahn