“[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered.” (The New Yorker)
"Raymond Chandler is a master." (The New York Times)
“[T]he prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision.” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books)
Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's second novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times).
Philip Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.
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Music was too loud
The story and narrator were good, but the music between chapters was loud and disruptive.
- Amazon Customer
Noir at it's purest
Not a feel good book, nor one that attempts to be high art. Somehow by attempting to mirror the seedy underbelly of the world and showing the humanity of its denizens, it manages to make a person feel compassion. It is beauty out of filth and written damn well.