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ISBN: 1408427532 / ISBN-13: 9781408427538

The Big Sleep

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"The Big Sleep" is Raymond Chandler's most famous and popular novel of all Los Angeles. PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old ... Show synopsis

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  • The Big Sleep (BBC Audiobooks Ltd) – Audiobook CD (2011)
    by Raymond Chandler

    The Big Sleep

    Audiobook CD, BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    2011

    ISBN: 1408427532
    ISBN-13: 9781408427538

    Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler's first Philip Marlowe mystery. Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the '40s and '50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily. "The Big Sleep" finds the world-weary, wisecracking investigator consulted by a wealthy family man with two ... Show more

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Reviews of The Big Sleep

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Latoya B

this book is great

by Latoya B on Mar 22, 2012

I ENJOYED THIS BOOK SO MUCH, I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN.

PaTalk

Classic mystery at its best

by PaTalk on Jul 23, 2010

You just can't read this without the image of Humphrey Bogart in your mind. This is the kind of mystery that influenced everything after it's publication. Love the phrasing and pictures Chandler presents and the fast action.

rejoyce

The Sun-Blinded Southland

by rejoyce on Oct 23, 2007

Raymond Chandler practically invented the Southern California detective novel, which also includes Ross MacDonald and Walter Mosley. His protagonist Philip Marlowe stalks a sun-blinded Southland of elite mansions, transient motels, retired generals, nymphomaniac daughters, and cagey heiresses. Chandler rises above the crowd with his way with a metaphor and his witty, tough-guy repartee. Our image of Los Angeles--its glamour and seediness--is forever refracted through Chandler's stylish prose. The principals in Howard Hawks' movie version of The Big Sleep claimed not to understand the convolutions of the plot, but no matter. It's the pleasure of the prose that counts.

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