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BigSleepFormat: eBook
Pub. Date: 1939
Publisher: Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1939
Type: Fiction ~ Library Book
Pages: 185
Read: 5/3/2013
Rating: Liked it ♥♡

This is considered the start of the modern detective story. I also heard that about The Murders in the Rue Morgue, but no matter. This is a very enjoyable read. At 185 pages I finished it in a day. There are a ton of characters, and one murder that, according to rumor, Chandler forgot about when he was writing the book so it is unsolved. The book starts with Philip Marlowe being hired to deal with a blackmailer, who ends up getting murdered. A lot of people get murdered and Marlowe is in the thick of it.

Chandlers descriptions are vivid and sharp, his protagonist is a no nonsense guy with apparently no sentimentality. Some have described this book as confusing and convoluted, I thought it was busy and filled with characters but thought the story line flowed, I didn’t have much trouble following it. I recommend this book.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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