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The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
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Aug 08, 11

bookshelves: books-i-own, fiction, noir, read-in-2011
Read from August 05 to 08, 2011

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message 1: by Deanna (new) - added it

Deanna Hmm, why do I feel that the movie was only loosely based on the book?

message 2: by Jen (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jen Yeah I'm planning on watching the movie after I get back to see the differences. The book is kind of weird so far.

message 3: by Deanna (new) - added it

Deanna 4 stars, eh? I'll put this in my queue. :)

message 4: by Jen (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jen Well maybe more like 3.5? The twist at the end was kind of convoluted & the dialogue is really bizarre, even more over the top than other noir books I've read. But still pretty good.

message 5: by Jen (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jen Also it feels really dated because one of the main plot points involves a racket that doesn't really exist anymore so I was a little confused for the first 50 pages.

message 6: by Deanna (new) - added it

Deanna "Really confused" sums up how I felt watching the movie. Maybe it's pretty faithful after all!

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