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The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
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Jan 07, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: newsweek-s-top-100, mystery, noir
Read in January, 2011

I don't think I've ever read a crime novel that would be considered "noir", although I've seen quite a few of them made into movies. I really enjoyed this story, although it really took my concentration to follow along with the plot at times. It seems convoluted but it all works together in the end and there really aren't any of the contrived or coincidental happenings that take place in most mystery novels. Loved the raw-edged and witty interplay between characters. Philip Marlowe puts on a tough front, but he often reveals himself to be honorable and sensitive. I'll definitely be reading more of Chandler's books.

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