The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep

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”. In 2005, it was included in “TIME's List of the 100 Best Novels.”
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Melody W.
Melody W.hat einen Ersteindruck geteiltvor 2 Jahren

Marlowe is so unapologetic
But beware, the book is a little lost in time without outdated slang

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Anna Kuznetsova
Anna Kuznetsovahat Zitat gemachtvor 9 Monaten
“A nice state of affairs when a man has to indulge his vices by proxy,”
Sean Jordan
Sean Jordanhat Zitat gemachtvor 10 Monaten
“Drop the veil,” I said. “I’m in the business too.”
Her eyes narrowed until they were a faint greenish glitter, like a forest pool far back in the shadow of trees. Her fingers clawed at her palm. She stared at me and chopped off a breath.
Meem Slaw
Meem Slawhat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
He smiled his faint economical smile. “It seems I do too. I’m very fond of Rusty. A big curly-headed Irishman from Clonmel, with sad eyes and a smile as wide as Wilshire Boulevard.

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