The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler
  • Title: The Long Goodbye
  • Author: Raymond Chandler
  • ISBN: 9780345257345
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler The Long Goodbye Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife who he s divorced and re married and who ends up d
    Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, who he s divorced and re married and who ends up dead and now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.
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    About Raymond Chandler


    1. Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.In 1932, at age forty four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression His first short story, Blackmailers Don t Shoot , was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939 In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven full novels during his lifetime though an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B Parker All but Playback have been realized into motion pictures, some several times In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M Cain and other Black Mask writers, of the hard boiled school of detective fiction Chandler s Philip Marlowe, along with Hammett s Sam Spade, are considered by some to be synonymous with private detective, both having been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, whom many considered to be the quintessential Marlowe.Some of Chandler s novels are considered to be important literary works, and three are often considered to be masterpieces Farewell, My Lovely 1940 , The Little Sister 1949 , and The Long Goodbye 1953 The Long Goodbye is praised within an anthology of American crime stories as arguably the first book since Hammett s The Glass Key, published than twenty years earlier, to qualify as a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happened to possess elements of mystery.


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    1. To say goodbye is to die a little.There are some books that just feel good to have on your dashboard, never too far from your fingertips to read in the tiny gaps between obligations and responsibility The type of book that rides shotgun and keeps you company through the darker hours, through lonely nights at a shady laundromat or booze soaked rainstorms on your porch Raymond Chandler s The Long Goodbye is that sort of book, that sort of friend The past few months have seen some bleak times and I [...]

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    2. Chandler s known as the king of LA noir and word is this is his best His writing is lean and clean, short staccato sentences with not a word wasted Almost poetic in its brevity not to be confused with lack of substance Humour me, I m trying it out on this review view spoiler it s fun you should try it sometime hide spoiler Marlowe s amazingly complex, a fast talking P.I surviving on tough cynicism Deep down just a stand up guy with a soft spot for underdogs Got a moral core that earns him no tha [...]

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    3. 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 Where the rest of the intoxicated man, will soon be also The pretty red headed woman, sitting next to him, or was, in the automobile, is very angry, with good reason Turns out she is Sylvia Lennox, ex wife of this inebriated war veteran Sec [...]

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    4. IT S OK WITH MEMarlowe cresce, senza invecchiare Letterariamente nato nel 1939, qui appare quattordici anni dopo per la sesta volta Disilluso, e apparentemente cinico, in realt il solito inguaribile romantico, qui pi che mai Al punto da credere ancora in valori come l amicizia, e perfino l onest.In questo romanzo, pi che in altri, la tematica dell alcol la fa da padrone, ci sono ben tre personaggi che ne sono schiavi lo scrittore in crisi creativa, l amico fuggitivo, e lo stesso protagonista Per [...]

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    5. A down and out friend of Marlowe s flees to Mexico with Marlowe s help, his wife dead under suspicious circumstances Marlowe s friend soon turns up dead, an apparent suicide But what does his death, if anything, have to do with a drunk writer Marlowe finds himself watching I m not really sure how I feel about the Long Goodbye It s Chandler so the writing is great, with Chandler s trademark similes and hard boiled atmosphere On the other hand, it s written a little differently than his other Phil [...]

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    6. 511 The Long Goodbye Philip Marlowe, 6 , Raymond Chandler 1999 1378 408 9646728073 6 20

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    7. Dammit, Raymond Chandler has style He has finesse His use of metaphor is so good that he is still an original, even after lesser noirists have copied or stolen from him outright for the past sixty years.Yet for a hardboiled novel with the slickest of metaphors, Chandler is still a very sensitive writer For a genre so easily stereotyped as gruff plastic machismo, this is an oddly meditative and melancholy book You root for Marlowe, of course, but you admire his cases and his dedication, and his s [...]

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    8. I enjoyed the atmospherics and mood of this one, the last of Chandler s detective stories featuring Philip Marlowe This one is different in being meditative and in having of a focus on alienation among the wealthy residents of gated compounds Chandler also restrains Marlowe s use of colorful similes in his interior monologues, which became a clich in many of his imitators Compared to the earlier tales, Chandler is judicious here in the playful, sardonic banter Marlowe uses for dismaying and u [...]

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    9. When it comes to Raymond Chandler s novels starring the smart ass, misanthropic PI Phillip Marlowe, there s The Long Goodbye and then there s everything else Chandler ever wrote and it s a long, lonely drive in between The Big Sleep, Farwell, My Lovely, and The Little Sister are all seminal works of the hard boiled genre, too be sure and on any other day of the week each is its own fuel injected suicide machine but in a bare knuckled brawl, these books are packing wet noodles for arms when they [...]

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    10. Philip Marlowe saves a drunken guy from being dumped in a ditch He does it again another time He does is yet again another time And another And another Finally he gets into trouble for doing this no good deed ever goes unpunished.This book gives a very realistic gritty picture of US life in early fifties It provides social commentary on the subject It is considered by many critics to be the best Raymond Chandler novel, a classic of literature in general It also happened to be unnecessary long an [...]

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    11. Mallory s a ridicat i s a dus p ind lateral spre b rbatul cu p r ro cat C nd a ajuns pe la jum tatea distan ei, poli istul cu p r cenu iu, Jim, a scos un ip t n bu it i a s rit spre Macdonald, ag ndu se de buzunarul lui Macdonald l a privit surprins A ntins m na lui mare, l a apucat pe Jim de ambele revere ale hainei i l a ridicat Jim a agitat pumnii spre el i l a lovit n fa de dou ori Macdonald a str ns din buze Am stat nemi cat, ascult nd intens Dincolo de mine nu era nici sunet, nici lumin Am [...]

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    12. People They pass through your life, your mind, your heart, bundled in their own worlds with their wants and needs and feelings And they ll tangle you up and drag you with and leave you with a lump in your throat and a weight in your gut That s the best case scenario Worst case scenario you end up broken, in jail, dead Philip avoids the latter case with an insight into the human condition so instinctive and accurate it is frankly terrifying Doesn t help him at all with the former though Besides a [...]

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    13. I was as hollow and empty as the spaces between stars Raymond Chandler, The Long GoodbyeLabels like genius and masterpiece get thrown around a lot in the arts Certain writers are deemed to be brilliant and yet their stars fade quickly Their notable books are soon forgotten, misplaced, unread and eventually pulped Other writers seem to have the opposite trajectory They are viewed as pulp or genre writers, but over time they seem to transcend the genre and even seem to dance on the graves of label [...]

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    14. Tom was a quiet, reserved kind of guy Which at the time was unusual within my circle of friends Most everyone I knew back when I first returned to Sheffield was a lush, a druggie or just plain crazy I made friends in pubs and clubs My friends didn t exist in the daytime Except Tom He was 24 7 Normal I was in a bad way myself, although I couldn t see it Perhaps the company I kept gave me a false sense of my emotional and physical well being When J is getting the sack because he has been on a Keta [...]

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    15. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegally So are you familiar already with the One Book One Chicago OBOC program We re not the first city to do it in fact, we stole the idea from Seattle , but are definitely now the largest city in America to do so basically, roughly three or four times a year the Mayor s Office and the public library system choose an [...]

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    16. Chandler wrote tighter, tougher books, but this one was his masterpiece I d been pulled into loving noir by Hammett W R Burnett but they didn t write like Chandler The Long Goodbye has all the best snappy dialog and constant menace, but it had something It was cynical poetry, it had the brittleness and immediacy of the existential , as we used to call it It had a thoroughly adult, disillusioned worldview but it also had a hero who refused to renounce his principles, even when his principles bro [...]

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    17. Slightly spoiled by having fallen for Elliot Gould in Leigh Brackett s adaptation, The Long Goodbye is still an overwhelmingly impressive piece of dark literature When people talk about Chandler s influence on crime fiction it s always in reference to his hardboiled dialogue, his similes and metaphors but in reading this final entry in the Marlowe series you can draw a long powerful line from Chandler through Crumley, Sallis and Block, to name only three, writers who have taken the mantle of wri [...]

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    18. L alcool come l a Il primo bacio magico, il secondo intimo, il terzo un abitudine E poi si spoglia la donna C tutto quello che deve esserci in un romanzo del genere Come principale protagonista c l alcool, motore e spinta propulsiva della storia, che scorre a fiumi nelle case eleganti dei quartieri pi esclusivi e nei bar silenziosi di Los Angeles ci sono i bulli dal grilletto facile, grandi criminali tenutari di case da gioco in Nevada, messicani dal sangue caliente e con la violenza a fior di p [...]

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    19. This knocked my socks off I ve read some of his others and they were good This one is excellent.Not only does it get the language and s of a certain place and time, but doubles down on the core self identities of at least 4 different people Philip Marlowe being just one of the soul captured Post war and high detachment times in both moneyed and shoddy surroundings But despite the unstudied language and the earthy emotional and visual overloads, the pure clean regard of man to man s essence comes [...]

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    20. It is generally agreed that The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler s penultimate novel, is his final masterpiece A single reading easily affirms that A rereading, which brings with it a foreknowledge of events and the ability to consider all its far reaching elements collectively, creates a corollary to that longstanding assertion yes it is a classic but it should not have been There are several structural flaws, though each can be quelled with the same irrefutable response For example the book open [...]

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    21. Time makes everything mean and shabby and wrinkled The tragedy of life is not that the beautiful things die young, but that they grow old and mean Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war hero roaming the streets of California A few months after Marlowe cleans him up and sets him on his way, the man is standing on Marlowe s doorstep, holding a gun and asking for a ride to Mexico While Marlowe refuses to hear out the reason for this request, it s revealed that the man s wife has been murdered and [...]

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    22. Outside of a 1940 s Hollywood nightclub, a congenial drunk falls out of a Rolls Royce and his lady friend drives away leaving him on the pavement 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 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 a [...]

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    23. 2017So I read this again after five years I didn t remember much, I never do after one reading of Chandler My reaction to it now is that it is extraordinarily long It really takes its time and unpacks Marlowe s life, and it is a good book, but lengthy I have a LOVE HATE relationship with Chandler I like this, the Big Sleep and the Lady in the Lake But I really do not admire Farewell My Lovely or the Little Sister And I have read all those twice I ve read the High Window only once, so I will have [...]

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    24. A powerful tale of bitterness and anger and pain, of Chandler putting his Marlowe on a suicide mission, a story of horrific collateral damage without redemption, and of the betrayal of unwise love Wow Honestly, this book 1953 says about the 65 year old Chandler than it does about Marlowe The prose gets darker and darker, almost ranting at points, painful and despondent about modern life, particularly in L.A His wife, 17 years his senior, was going through terrible health problems at the time an [...]

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    25. The first time I laid eyes on Terry Lennox he was drunk in a Rolls Royce Silver Wraith outside the terrace of The Dancers.I m adding this to my list of favorite opening lines Twenty three words that set up a story with precision and punch This sentence is why I decided to read my first Raymond Chandler.Chandler s crime noir characters and images are iconic Philip Marlowe, the embittered, enigmatic private eye the long limbed blonde, elegant, cunning and in need of rescue the corrupt and brutal c [...]

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    26. What follows, of course, is just my generally worthless opinion As genre the crime detective novel , High Window is Chandler s peak It s a perfect specimen His next book, Little Sister, though good, ran into trouble see my review It was somewhat deeper, ambitious, a little literary, but Chandler didn t know how to get an increasingly bitter, frightened, alcoholic 62 year old author, with great craft skills, to continue to write a 38 year old, hardboiled character It was a crisis of middle age, [...]

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    27. Apparently, Chandler regarded this as his best book and I can see why It s longer than his other Philip Marlowe novels and this gives the author space to look a little deeper into his characters.Two of the characters, Terry Lennox an alcoholic war veteran and Roger Wade an alcoholic author , are clearly proxies for Chandler himself This, to me at least, makes this book the most personal of the series He speaks through these characters, not only via their dialogue and actions but also by the way [...]

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    28. Chandler s unabashed masterpiece, this novel is his only work to truly transcend the pulp genre and rank as first rate literature All of Chandler s books have gorgeous language and bafflingly labyrinthine plots, but this one stands out because of the author s poignant willingness to stare into his own soul His stalwart, incorruptible hero Marlowe is hired to guard a washed up, alcoholic, self loathing writer who derides his own work as trash, and it s hard not to see the troubled Raymond Chandle [...]

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    29. I like Mystery novels that are literary I know the term literary is broad and hazy but let s just say that literary is a special attention that is given to the language and to the characters, and this is in addition to the creation of suspense One of the little pleasures of life is picking a book at an airport because you have four sleepless hours ahead of you and discovering soon after take off that the book you thought would be easy fun is making you feel and think and pause to re read that se [...]

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