Farewell, My Lovely

Farewell, My Lovely

Book - 1992
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: First Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard edition
ISBN: 9780394758275
0394758277
9780679740902
0679740902
Branch Call Number: CHANDLER R
PS3505.H3224 F3 1992
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 21 cm

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SunsetBranch
Feb 12, 2016

This private detective talks just like the private detectives in the movies

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SFDolceVita
Dec 13, 2015

The details above are wrong regarding length. It's 292 pages, not 175.

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eLode
Jul 05, 2012

Toss between this title and Little Sister for the funniest, best Chandler. Images linger after the telling, Moose Malloys coat, the sisters outfit, the dingy rooming house, the happy jab doctor. Scenes which seemed out-of-fashion gripped me as deliberately jarring. Southern California is refolded into a nostalgic dream. His version shimmers just beyond reach. His characters rate true, though you may never find the actual people and locations. That elusive fragance vies with Joan Didion for tapping California essence .

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MiriamMaf
Apr 02, 2010

Saw this book on the show Bored to Death. Can't wait to read it. Will rate and review after.

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