Fb2 The Big Sleep ePub

by Raymond Chandler

Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Raymond Chandler
ISBN: 1417711302
ISBN13: 978-1417711307
Language: English
Publisher: San Val (July 1988)
Fb2 eBook: 1695 kb
ePub eBook: 1350 kb
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Other Books By Raymond Chandler. A-a- She tossed her head angrily, and the rich color of it glistened in the rather dim light of the big hall.

Other Books By Raymond Chandler. ONE. It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark blue clocks on them. You’re making fun of me. Uh-uh. What? Get on with you, I said. You heard me. You didn’t say anything.

However, revisiting The Big Sleep, it is surprising just how much it is indebted to the early work, and just how . Chandler's third novel The High Window is probably the best detective story in this book.

However, revisiting The Big Sleep, it is surprising just how much it is indebted to the early work, and just how much it continues in the vein of the pulps. It is an extremely enjoyable read, and the investigation is more streamlined, and makes more sense, than in the first two books. Pleasantly, the token cop character this time around turns out to be a very reasonable man who tries to work together with Marlowe, a welcome change from the stereotype.

The Big Sleep (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature the detective Philip Marlowe. It has been adapted for film twice, in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles. The story is noted for its complexity, with characters double-crossing one another and secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; the final pages of the book refer to a rumination about "sleeping the big sleep".

Raymond Chandler created the fast talking, trouble seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep in 1939.

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A most eclectic collection of vintage and contemporary movie art. Bogie x Baby. The Big Sleep dir. The Big Sleep 11 x 17 Movie Poster - Swiss Style D. More information. Sous Chef - In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate camaraderie and culinary choreography in an upscale New York restaurant kitchen. In his new memoir, sous chef Michael Gibney spends 24 hours on the line, capturing the rhythm of a New York restaurant kitchen - from quiet morning prep work to dinner hour in full swing.

Raymond Chandler’s hardboiled debut brings to life the seedy LA underworld – and Philip Marlowe, the archetypal fictional detective, writes Robert McCrum. Enter Philip Marlowe, one of the great characters in the Anglo-American novel, a protagonist to rival and possibly surpass Sherlock Holmes. Marlowe holds the key to the enduring appeal of this novel and the six that followed. In 1951, Chandler told his publisher, It begins to look as though I were tied to this fellow for life. Maybe he should not have been surprised

About Raymond Chandler: Raymond Thornton Chandler was an. .Discover new books on Goodreads. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939

About Raymond Chandler: Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter  . See if your friends have read any of Raymond Chandler's books. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven full novels during his lifetime (though an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been realized into motion pictures, some several times.

The Big Sleep (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature detective Philip Marlowe

The Big Sleep (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California and is noted for its complexity, with many characters double-crossing one another and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; it refers to a rumination in the final pages of the book about sleeping the big sleep. In 1999, the book was voted ninety-sixth of Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century

Comments to eBook The Big Sleep
Bralore
Let me start by saying this particular version, I notice, is not available. That is good because this is the worst kindle conversion I have seen yet In the entire book when a word has the letters "cl" a "d" is used, therefore close becomes dose and clear becomes dear in the ENTIRE book. Periods appear in the middle of a sentence, sometimes in the middle of a word. Numbers sometimes appear in place of letters. The last ten chapters have a misspelled word on nearly every page.

Now, about the story. This is the best Phillip Marlowe I have read to date. I scored the story a 5 star, not the typing, as that is not the author's fault. In this book Marlowe is involved in a short case that comes to a quick close and then starts another case. You just know the two have to be connected, or they wouldn't both be in the book, but you can't figure out how, but they do. And the end of the book has an unexpected twist. You seem to suspect this twist, but the closer you get to the end it seems unlikely, but it still ambushes you, I highly recommend.
Mitars Riders
My review here is a drop in the bucket compared with the great number of them all. Also, book reviews at Amazon are often hits and misses and often do not contain what I want to know. I prefer not to discuss the synopsis. There are tons of synopses all over the web and so you can find those anywhere. Again, I simply don't feel they belong in a book review. I want to know other things.

If you've not read anything by Raymond Chandler, then the first thing that you'll notice is his descriptive writing. I love it! Take a simple phone booth call, "I dropped my nickel and dialed his number just for fun." There are too many great lines to count, but another of my favorites is, "A few tentative raindrops splashed down on the sidewalk and made spots as large as nickels." I can almost hear Humphrey Bogart reading the book to me.

The film is best known for its confusion, but the book irons those issues straight out. What is really interesting to me is how the then-modern world saw itself. They refer to old fashioned values as Victorian. Homosexuality was out there in a kind of don't ask don't tell way, much like the 80s, actually. However, they were not afraid to notice it. In fact, one man goes both ways in the book! Casual sex did exist, despite what the Hollywood Hays Code wanted everyone to believe. However, I see a lot of misinformed folks making statements about this. City life was different than small-town life. A small town in California is incredibly different than a small town in other parts of the country. Morals are only what a community makes them to be. They shouldn't be forced on anyone and this book actually kind of leads you to that kind of understanding. Morals are personal, not law. Too many confuse that these days.

The steady paced reader could finish this book in less than 7 hours, without any breaks. However, I didn't read it at a steady pace, unless you call crawling along a steady pace and in a way that's really what it was. I liked to savor his words. Raymond Chandler is a descriptive genius. Now there comes a problem too. When there is too much of it, it kind of sounds overdone. There were only a couple of times though that I saw this problem. I have to admit that his craft was interesting because he normally balanced it with interesting dialog with a lot of sarcasm. "... you have to hold your teeth clamped around Hollywood to keep from chewing on stray blondes."

The slanguage is fascinating. If you've never read anything like this before, you're sure to learn a whole bunch of new slang. For example, a police badge is called a "buzzer" and I think "buttons" was police, which is probably referring to their uniforms if I even had that right but you get the idea.

The story is actually two of them. There is a link between them but this easily could have been broken up into two novellas. If I had to make a complaint, it would be the very ending. I think more explanation of someone's intention is necessary but I think that's only an error of time and science. In that day, health and the psyche were still in the early stages and many things they believed then are not necessarily how it worked. I know that sounds cryptic but it's the best way I can describe it without spoiling a single thing.

All in all, it's simply a fantastic book! I think even those who don't like mysteries would enjoy it because of its prose alone. If you're easily offended though, stay away. This is not a book for those kinds of pansy people, which I think Chandler would call them today. This is about what people were like and the morals that they had. It is to be enjoyed, not scorned.
Vetibert
A great 1940s detective novel. It was made into a fine movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Just a few questions to be answered within the story: what does Eddie Mars have on the Sternwoods? Where is Eddie Mars' wife? What happened to Sean Regan? Why is Gwyn Geiger blackmailing the Sternwoods? Why is Harry Jones following Philip Marlow? What did General Sternwood hire Marlow to do? What was going on at Lavern Terrace the night Gwyn Geiger was was murdered? Who murdered Geiger? Was it the Sternwoods' chauffeur? Joe Brody? Eddie Mars? Somebody else? How did the the Sternwoods' chauffeur wind up dead in the big black Packard under 30 feet of water off Lido pier? Who moved Geiger's body? Why does Marlow find General Sternwoods' younger daughter nude and drugged at Lavern Terrace? Why does she turn up nude in his bed later on? Read the book to find out the answer to these questions and a whole lot more.
LØV€ YØỮ
I first read this book - - as a paperback - - back in my teens, and it stuck with me ever since. I eventually became an author myself, and during the course of writing my third novel I referenced "The Long Goodbye" by way of the Gin and Rose's Lime Juice cocktail known as a Gimlet which is an integral part of Chandler's tale. Having downloaded the first few sample chapters, just to double-check my source material, I found myself once again hooked by Raymond Chandler's prose, at which point I decided to read the whole book again. I wasn't disappointed. If you've never read a Raymond Chandler novel featuring private eye Phillip Marlowe, do yourself a favor and download this fine book. It's complex story full of wry humor, snappy dialogue, hard-boiled tough guys and a healthy dose of twists and turns. I won't spoil the fun by giving away any of the plot details, but I will leave you with Phillip Marlowe's unique description of what is arguably the most popular morning beverage in the world:

"I went to the kitchen to make coffee - - yards of coffee. Rich, strong, bitter, boiling hot, ruthless, depraved. The lifeblood of tired men."
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