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The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley
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Sep 08, 2011

it was amazing
Read in September, 2011

One of the greatest private-eye novels of the 20th century. It's a knockout from the first sentence: "When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon." James Crumley tells a hard-boiled tale with plenty of twists and action, and some mighty fine descriptive passages [like above] that lend artfulness to his writing. I read this book in 2000 and re-reading it was a total delight. If you like Philip Marlowe, you will like C.W. Sughrue. I, for one, am going to find more of his novels, now difficult to find, and delve more into this seemingly forgotten author.
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