Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California and is noted for its complexity, with many characters double-crossing one another and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; it refers to a rumination in the final pages of the book about “sleeping the big sleep.” In 1999, the book was voted ninety-sixth of Le Monde's “100 Books of the Century”. In 2005, it was included in “TIME's List of the 100 Best Novels.”
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2017
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Wildside Press LLC, Alien eBooks

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    Marlowe is so unapologetic
    But beware, the book is a little lost in time without outdated slang

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    I went on up the street and parked and walked back. In the daylight it seemed an exposed and dangerous thing to do

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