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Great characters, complex stories, wonderfully paced.
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.
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.
Raymond Chandler was a momma's boy. He was living with and supporting his mother when he fell in love with a married woman eighteen years older than he. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Whistlers Mom
In spite of the advice of some reviewers, this is my first Marlowe novel. Sure, I'm familiar with the character from Bogart through to Elliot Gould, and the novel delivers... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Craig MACKINNON
I shaved and made some coffee and then parked on the settee to start reading this thing and then I got up and went back to the bathroom and stripped off my tie and shirt and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter Jakobsen
Cleverly woven plot. Great anti-hero protagonist. Amazing dialogue / inner monologue. I'm not a reader of this fare in general, but this was a great read.Published 1 month ago by Thomas J. Berrings
One the original hard-boiled detective writers. Great characters, complex stories, wonderfully paced. Highly recommended to any crime/procedural buff who likes noir.Published 1 month ago by A. Sampson
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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Michael