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No matter one's opinion of the main characters or plot, one is amazed at the emotion that Chandler is able to drag out of his readers.
Every time I finish reading one of Chandler's Marlowe novels, I end up feeling depressed, because it's one less Chandler novel that I can read for the first time.
The plot is engaging and complex, the characters are all extremely colorful, the dialogue is superb and the descriptive passages are in a league of their own.
I always wanted to read Raymond Chandler but I believe this is my first. Like a knockout dame with a set of gams that goes till Sunday and a face that could make you forget about... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Mr. Spooky
A well told story that takes us back to the then acceptable machismo of the past. Chandler's prose is terrific: Just when you think it's going to remain on the surface, he hits you... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Michael
As always the book is better than the movie. Movie seems to have little in common with novel except for title. Read morePublished 1 month ago by james donnelly
Meandering. But classic, with some nifty pontifications that confirm the world hasn't changed much at all. Marlowe is enough.word word.Published 2 months ago by L. filosa
The story itself gets 3.5 stars - some good one-liners and a fine ending. Was disappointed by the number of typos in this e-book edition, however, especially as it has the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Weese