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Farewell, My Lovely (original 1940; edition 1988)

by Raymond Chandler

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Title:Farewell, My Lovely
Authors:Raymond Chandler
Info:Vintage (1988), Paperback, 304 pages
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Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler (1940)

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P.I. Phillip Marlowe uncovers killer of his client, Lindsay Marriott, while suffering beatings & druggings by California mobsters ( )
  | Jun 29, 2015 | edit |
Much better than The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye. Enjoyed this one immensely. ( )
  KeishonT | Mar 29, 2015 |
I found the plot too confusing: because there were so many things going on and virtually nothing to tie them together, I lost interest. In the end these random things were of course tied together, but the writer gave no hints along the path on how this would happen. It just happened.

The book was full of unnecessary description of every day life that had nothing to do with the plot. The discussions were mostly full of nonsense as well. In a way all this randomness and meaninglessness reminded me of life as everyone knows it. In general, there is no plot or logic or aim in real life and most of the discussion is just meaningless nonsense to fill the emptiness. I'm not sure though if I need to read about this in a book as my life is so full of it already. ( )
  Lady_Lazarus | Feb 28, 2015 |
Smarter people than I might be able to poke holes in this one, but I can't. 5 stars, and this one goes on the Deserted Island list. Quite possibly a perfect novel--the descriptions, the dialog, the plot, and the twist, all wrapped up in a cynical, brilliant package. The best I've read in a very, very long time. ( )
  Pat_F. | Jul 25, 2014 |
What a confusing and overly flowery story.
The core is not too bad of an idea, but I had the feeling that Chandler
tried to make this into a novella when it would have been better of as
a short story. His overuse of flavour text was getting quite annoying
towards the end and gave me a really hard time to even finish this
book. A lot of the descriptions did not add to the atmosphere of the
story, on the contrary it distracted from what was going. The case
itself was solved within two pages at the end without much real
sleuthing going on even though Marlow was running around like crazy,
getting into trouble only to hear in the end that he knew more or less
all along who the culprit was. A very uninspired story all in all. ( )
1 vote Black-Lilly | Apr 4, 2014 |
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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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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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Moose Malloy, a six-foot-five giant just out of prison, gets detective Philip Marlowe involved in his seemingly hopeless search for Velma, his missing girlfriend.

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