The Big Sleep
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The Big Sleep
Raymond Chandler
Mystery & Suspense
Aug 20, 2018
Dashiell Hammett may have invented the hardboiled detective story, but nobody wrote it better than Raymond Chandler. With his stylized prose and flair for similes, he gave his detective Philip Marlowe a voice that would become the hallmark of the genre. Marlowe is the protagonist in all of Chandler’s novels, and the movies drawn from these fictions proved to be a heavy influence on American film noir, just as the books influenced generations of detective novelists.
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Dec 2, 2018
Read Hammett first.
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Apr 13
Love this book. Great description of Los Angeles in the mid-twentieth century.
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Tense, terse, edge-of-your-seat writing at it's best. The epitome of noir.
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