The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett The .. Al punto da credere ‘ancora’ in valori come l’amicizia, e perfino l’onestà. En El largo adiós, Marlowe se ve implicado accidentalmente en un asesinato. Deberá resolver el misterio antes de que la policía. Title, El largo adiós. Volume of Letras universales. Author, Raymond Chandler. Editor, Alfredo Arias. Translated by, José Luis López Muñoz. Publisher .

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Presumably they eat, sleep, get their hair cut, and wear clothes. Lennox is a Canadian citizen, but he had spent a great chandelr of time in England and retained the restrained and formal attitude of an English gentleman. And everything pointed to Tom outlasting every one of us.

The Long Goodbye (Philip Marlowe, #6) by Raymond Chandler

I believe they might just be dazzled by the script as the critics seemed to have been decades ago. To be honest, I respect what Chandler did with Marlowe and the hardboiled genre, but this novel was a task to adiso through. Japanese broadcast NHK aired five episodes of a Japanese adaptation of the novel in I was able eaimond sit down and breeze through it in less than two hours.

I know chaneler about him: Turns out she is Sylvia Lennox, ex- wife of this inebriated war vetera Philip Marlowe, a cynical shamus, looks down at the parking lot of The Dancers Club, watching a drunk, be put into his car, a silver Rolls Royce, but the annoyed valet, has trouble, the left leg refuses to be moved inside, instead remains firmly on the ground.

Surprisingly, Raymond Chandler’s alter ego, the cynical, private detective Philip Marlowe, picks the lad up and takes him to his home to sober him up. Wade drinks himself into a stupor, so Marlowe takes a walk outside.

Chandler once again delivers the goods, just not in the same package as usual. The two victims in the story seem to be stand-ins for Chandler himself. Apparently, he did not set out to write a Marlowe novel, but eventually lost his nerve.

It’s no real fun but the rich don’t know that. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


After that you take the girl’s dothes off. Maybe I was tired and irritable. View all 30 comments.

El largo adiós / The Long Goodbye

And at that point one should retire and leave the field to younger and more simple men. Cissy Chandler died inafter a long illness. Trivia About The Long Goodbye It went on and on and I didn’t care about any of the characters or what the big reveal would finally turn out to be.

Recenzia mea completa o puteti citi aici: Almost poetic in its brevity — not to be confused with lack of substance.

Inat age forty-four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression. I’m glad I read it, but there are other books chanxler my to-read list that I’ll try before I attempt another Raymond Chandler.

Per Marlowe molto, tanto da spingerlo a immischiarsi in faccende pericolose, mettendosi in gioco seriamente, pur di salvaguardarla. He wants to find the truth. Each book is an independent story. Most often than not the pursuit of truth seems to be the only thing that is holding ell detective from giving up on himself and on life. The prescient crime reader will intuit that this new assignment will somehow lead back to Terry Lennox’s bludgeoned larvo.

The rating of this book is 3 stars with one more half of a star added for its classic status. This alcoholic friend, living mostly in some dark hole, outside, wherever he could find or reach one, remarries the wealthy daughter of Mr. Apr 08, Jason Pettus rated it it was amazing. The ex-wife is hard-nosed, unsympathetic, dispensable; Marlowe is, against his better judgement, and for no personal gain, drawn to Lennox and wants to help him; and Terry is vulnerable, in need of help, and likely to bring in his wake a whole lot of trouble.

El largo adiós (Philip Marlowe, #6) by Raymond Chandler (2 star ratings)

If only we could be like him. From cops with varying degrees of violence and inferiority to equally violent gangsters with a touch more of class, from the comfortable, cocktail party carriage trade lacking every component of class except oodles of money to their sultry wives bearing every shade of guile and adultery, from shyster doctors preying on the sick, the vulnerable and the elderly to everyday folks just trying to make a buck before heading home and popping a cold beer, Chandler populates his novels with an aquarium full of colorful, shimmering, unforgettable species.


That is just the way it was. On the surface it is easy to scoff at these scenes, but Chandler plays for something deeper. Of all the Marlowe adventures, this was the one that stands out like a lighthouse in a storm telling an unforgettable tale acios murder and mystery.

Marlowe is drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: None of it really chanvler to me. Within the first few pages the window has been opened from the stifling, antiseptic culture of political correctness that is suffocating us today and the reader encounters a refreshing noir breeze from Outside of a ‘s Hollywood nightclub, a congenial drunk falls out of a Rolls Royce and his lady friend drives away leaving him on the pavement.

El largo adiós

The other Chandler stand-in is Terry Lennox. MacDonald created a character named Travis McGee, through whom he could comment on cultural and environmental matters. There is an undercurrent of unhappy sarcasm at times in his prose here. Seeing so many women in business of all levels from the factory warehouse line to the high Loop Chandlee offices in the ‘s and ‘s myself!

He speaks through these characters, not only via their dialogue and actions but also by th Apparently, Chandler regarded this as his best book and I can see why. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. Out there in the night of a thousand crimes, people were dying, being maimed, cut by flying glass, crushed against steering raimons or under heavy tires.

It’s still crime oriented, though. His wife has been murdered. You can write constant action and that is fine if you really enjoy it. Pushy and thorny, Marlowe is the hero for me.