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Philip Marlowe's Guide to Life

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Raymond Chandler’s classic gumshoe Philip Marlowe is the quintessential American detective. His effortless masculinity, smoldering sexuality, and verbal fleetness remain the embodiment of cool. He liked liquor, women, and working alone. And, in a world defined by betrayal, mistrust, and double-dealing, Marlowe’s rough exterior belies an unshakable code of honor. Taken toge ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Knopf
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Margaret
Apr 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
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This collection of quotes and comments from the great detective is a fun and informative addition to any hardboiled fan's collection.
Matt
Nov 02, 2017 rated it liked it

Great bathroom book. Hard-edged bon mots from the original gumshoe himself.
Misty
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it
It was too bad, just a sample collection of some of Raymond Chandler's writings. A few were poetic.
Christine
Oct 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
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If you are a Chandler/Philip Marlowe fan, it's well worth the read. I wish there were more quotes included, but it's a great selection.
T.O.
Sep 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
If you are a serious and ardent Marlow/Chandler fan, it is a good one to add to your collection. Appropriate to read right before you go to bed or carry it around when you travel.
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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
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