Raymond Chandler ¸ 6 downloadThan anyone this side of Sam Spade But whereas Hammett s Spade is all slick smoky uips and cat like grace Marlowe is the other side of the tracks version He s unkempt rugged and surl First of all I m so partial to RChandler s books that I d easily give only the titles three starsand this gem is definitely a ive star titleApart rom this sentimental love and hate storyI m ALWAYS impressed by the characters speaking like they carry a book of wit and humorto the point that I ll start picking up sharp edged setences Right Turns: From Liberal Activist to Conservative Champion in 35 Unconventional Lessons from here and add them to my daily conversationThe plot is a bit comlicated with rugged and overused narrative and minor partsbut the main irresistible characters beautifully cancel them out Of his novelsI d say this is one of the best character driven onesIt was published in 1940and the content is somewhat oldashionedbut every time I open this bookI can meet timeless Philip Marlowea man of principleJust Politically Incorrect for this reasonI ll be reading itorever Excerpts Beyond Varallan from a dinner honoring the 2016 winner of the Otis Chandler Awardor Literary Criticism Audience uestion You re known or your essay on the Kantian aesthetic of disinterested judgment as seen in the works of James Joyce William Gaddis and Dan Brown Are there other authors or titles that come to mind perhaps even ocused on the primacy of styleSteve Well let s see Maybe the irst book I read where a certain shadowy deportment really popped as a pure statement of style was Raymond Chandler s Farewell My Lovely The book itself was a cannibalization of three earlier short stories of his Whereas the stories were neatly contained as standalones the edits in piecing them It s impossible to think of anything that might be remotely resh and interesting "To Say About This Book It S "say about this book It s classic of crime Dona Flor fiction it wasirst published in 1940 and it s been reviewed thousands of times mostly by people Rocker Babies Wear Jeans far competent than ISuffice it to say that this is the secondull length novel eaturing Los Angeles detective Philip Marlowe ollowing The Big Sleep which had been published in 1939 Marlowe was the prototype Sono with Visits from the Seventh for all the tough wise cracking PIs that wouldollow and Chandler was really the Remarkable Creatures first crimeiction writer to ully exploit the setting of Los Angeles Scores of writers have ollowed in his Heroes Adrift (Hero, footsteps but veryew have succeeded as well as Chandler didAs the book opens Marlowe is searching Chuck and Danielle for a missing husband when he encounters a mountain of a man named Moose Malloy who is staring up at a bar above the barber shop where Marlowe had hoped toind the aforementioned missing husband Malloy Escaping the Endless Adolescence: How We Can Help Our Teenagers Grow Up Before They Grow Old fresh out of prison after an eight year stretch is lookingor his lost
"Love Velma Malloy Hasn T "Velma Malloy hasn t Dogs Behaving Badly: An A-Z Guide to Understanding and Curing Behavorial Problems in Dogs from Velma in all of that time but that has not uenched his affectionsor the woman who used to work in the barEight years is a long time and in the interim the bar which used to be a white establishment has now become an African American one although in 1940 no one would have described the place uite that politely Well one thing leads to another and Malloy drags Marlowe up the stairs and begins demanding answers Gray Bishop from the people in the bar who not surprisingly have never heard of VelmaMalloy winds up killing someone in the bar and takes off leaving Marlowe to explain things to the cops From that point on Marlowe is entangled in Malloy s search As a sideline he also takes a job body guarding a guy who is trying to exchange cashor a valuable jade necklace that was stolen rom a riendNeither job is simple and neither turns out very well and before long Marlowe is up to his neck in trouble with the cops and a whole lot of other people as well Before it s all over he ll be beat up doped up pushed around and lied to but it s all in the nature of the jobThe plot really doesn t make a lot of sense but nobody reads Chandler or the plot The book is beautifully written with one great line ollowing another Through Marlowe Chandler rolls back the curtain and exposes the seamy side of pre war LA It s not a pretty sight and you sometimes get the impression that Marlowe might be the only honest decent man in the state The Big Sleep may be one of the greatest crime novels ever written and it s an impossible act to ollow even or Raymond Chandler I like this book a lot but I don t think it s uite on a par with the Noir first book in the series A solid 45 starsor Another murder a ortune teller a couple murders and corruption than your average graveyard.
Well though and has good manners involved with the wife of a multi millionaire among others the beautiful Mrs Lewin Helen Grayle but money doesn t smell not always things go dark and when Philip awakes at night in the lonely canyon his client is no Marlowe will have to travels through the unsavory with corruption everywhere he goes mostly in the nearby small town of Bay City Santa Monica meeting pretentious uacks political bosses dirty cops drug pushing doctors visiting gambling boats off the coast the rich creeps too even a good girl who scares him and with little help to solve several murders Raymond Chandler describes Los Angeles as nobody before or after the "Underbelly And Upper Crust All Of "and upper crust all of it knows how to write his plots are not what s important in his novels but characterization style pace atmosphere and witty dialogue that ew authors can ever reach or even attempt talent is inherited out of many only the giants will climb the heights of this eternal scribe Farewell My Lovely Philip Marlowe 2 Raymond ChandlerFarewell My Lovely is a novel by Raymond Chandler published in 1940 the second novel he wrote Circumstantial Evidence featuring the Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe It was adaptedor the screen three times and was also adapted Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers for the stage and radioPrivate detective Philip Marlowe is investigating a dead end missing person case when he sees aelon Moose Malloy barging into a nightclub called Florian s looking or his ex girlfriend Velma Valento The club has changed owners so no one now there knows her Malloy ends up killing the black owner of the club and escaping The murder case is assigned to Lt Nulty a Los Angeles Police detective who has no interest in the murder of a black manMarlowe advises Nulty to look or Malloy s girlfriend but Nulty prefers to let Marlowe do the routine legwork and rely on A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping finding Malloy based on his huge size and loud clothes Marlowe decides toollow up and look Island of the Lost Horses (Dora and Friends) for the girl 2017 1395 290 9786008066484 20 1940 17051399 Philip Marlowe is lookingor a woman s missing husband when he encounters Moose Malloy a brute resh out of prison looking or his lost love Velma Moose kills a man and Marlowe gets corralled into looking God Said, Ha!: A Memoir for the missing Velma In the mean time Marlowe gets another gig as a bodyguard and soon winds up with a corpseor a client Will Marlowe ind Velma and get to the bottom of thingsAs I ve said before noir iction and I go together like chronic constipation and heroin addiction Farewell My Lovely Philip Marlowe s soph adventure is one of the better noir tales I ve ever readI wasn t completely sold on Farewell My Lovely at On the Right Side of a Dream first It seemed like it took a little longer to get started than the Big Sleep Once Marlowe got warmed up and Iorgave it or not being The Big Sleep I was completely absorbed by the writing Chandler s poetic prose *only got better in the gap between the Big Sleep and this *got better in the gap between the Big Sleep and this There were even uotable lines in this one Chandler s similes reminded me of PG Wodehouse s at times maybe the kind old Plum would write if he was in the grips of a powerful hangoverI lit a cigarette It tasted like a plumber s handkerchiefAs or the plot it s only slightly less convoluted than the Big Sleep The two cases didn t intersect much until the end and I only guessed the big twist a paragraph or two before it happened As with the previous book the prose was the star of the show Marlowe took so many blows to the head in this one that I had sympathy pains while reading itWhile I wouldn t say it s as good as The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely is a classic and not to be missed by noir Operation Iceberg : The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II fans Four easy stars Definitely myavorite Chandler beating out The Big Sleep by a star and than a dozen memorable lines This book is absolutely soaking in uotables and may have the best prose of any noir I ve ever read Add in a classic main character and a solid plot and you have a nice shiny bundle of win PHILIP MARLOWE Chandler s iconic PI is an arrogant alcoholic who Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi's Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq fails every PC test you canormulate He s racist Michelin Green Guide Normandy from what I recall he insults African Americans Japanese and Native Americans and maybe others homophobic and sexist enough that I would blackjack him on the braincase before he ever got within 10 yards of either of my daughters He s also mesmerizing andills up the page with his presence His entertainment value is off the charts and he cracks wiser. Place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves. I love Goodreads it has really enhanced my reading experience And at the same time added to my anxiety There are too many great books to read I have at least 3k physical books on my TBR pile in my office that has really turned into a book storage space When another reader posts something about one of my avorite books I stop and think about how much I loved that book That s what happened recently with Farewell My Lovely I dropped what I was reading and read it again I don t have time to reread books not with with such a tall TBR pile that continually beckonsand yet I do because that s what the reading experience is all about Great reads I ve read Farewell my Lovely a number of times and with each reading I catch something I d missed This book is timeless and one of the greats with the voice and turn of phrase that many have tried to duplicate and have ailed I highly recommend this bookDavid Putnam author of
The Bruno Johnson Series SheBruno Johnson series She a nice girl Not my typeYou don t like them nice He had another cigarette going The smoke was being anned away rom his ace by his handI like smooth shiny girls hardboiled and loaded with sinHey copper it s how I talk see MahhhhhhThis was exactly what the doctor ordered after a blitz of wonderful yet terribly earnest books one after the other This classic noir was everything I needed A handsome private dick ahem a heist of some rare jade jewels mysterious beauties lots of alcohol clever wisecracks and great writing Phillip Marlowe is one of the most amous and influential characters in detective iction He s also a racist alcoholic and after all the blows to the head he routinely takes he s almost certainly suffering rom post concussion syndrome so you gotta uestion his judgmentBut he s also the guy that says things like this It was a blonde A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass windowAnd this He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War food cakeAnd this I needed a drink I needed a lot of life insurance I needed a vacation I needed a home in the country What I had was a coat a hat and a gun I put them on and went out of the room So I alwaysind myself making allowances Experiencing the Resurrection: The Everyday Encounter That Changes Your Life for Marlowe s bad habits and personalailingsMarlowe is working a boring job trying to ind a missing husband when he has the bad luck to come across Moose Malloy Malloy is a giant hul Mr Philip Marlowe is six eet tall and weighing 190 lbs man women ind uite attractive maybe a tough guy to many onlookers in a sleazy and a low paying occupation too but is not a superhero no eyes in the back of the head when someone smashes his skull with a club rom behind bigger stronger men can and do beat him to a bloody pulp still the private detective is relentless and will get up A kind of honestly is his code yet does bend a little Babes in Toyland: The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band for his needs constantly smoking cigarettes drinking hard liuor and chasing careless women not always he doesn t partake while sleeping In a routine cheap case when he can collect hisee of trying to The Meaning of Star Trek find a runaway a Greek husband Marlowe on Central Avenue in Los Angeles 1940 gazes at the titanic and dangerous Moose Malloy on an incessant mission thisormer jailbird is six and a half eet tall 260 lbs "dwarfs the amazed private eye the recent unwisely released bank robber is looking or his "the amazed private eye the recent unwisely released bank robber is looking or his love the mysterious cute redhead Velma enters the shady establishment the Florian nearby he worked in eight long years ago then a nightclub now a gambling den not legal but in this city no uestions are asked soon a man goes lying out the door landing in the gutter the dumb Moose returns grabs Philip like he s a paper doll and takes him upstairs his shoes hardly touch the steps after a brief argument the bouncer bounces very high MrMalloy opens the door he wants information now not realizing things have changed to an office in the back does not get anya homicide occurs the unstoppable Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Walt Disney World force has been let loose The cops don t trust MrMarlowe even the honest ones asking him many uestions and they do not like his answers threatening to take away his license he has heard that beforeinally let him walk out of their dingy downtown police headuarters however all the troubles aren t any of his concern A new case that pays well 100 bucks just to be a bodyguard his client the nervous Mr Lindsay Marriott maybe a loathsome gigolo he dresses. Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he inds himself in the wrong.