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The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler
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Reading Progress

March 13, 2013 – Started Reading
March 13, 2013 – Shelved
March 13, 2013 –
page 40
16.0%
March 19, 2013 –
page 60
24.0%
March 22, 2013 –
page 100
40.0%
April 5, 2013 –
page 125
50.0%
April 19, 2013 –
page 160
64.0%
April 26, 2013 –
page 180
72.0%
June 9, 2013 –
page 256
100%
June 9, 2013 – Shelved as: fiction
June 9, 2013 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Tim (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tim I've been a fan of Raymond Chandler since I first picked up one of his books (The Big Sleep was my first).

The Little Sister was a fun read. It was zany and confusing, like everything else from Chandler that I've read. The protagonist, Philip Marlowe, is still Marlowe, so there's wise-crackin', pipe-smokin', and hooch-drinkin' aplenty. The mystery unravels with excitement and amusement. All these elements taken as a whole are pretty much what I want from these stories.

That said, this book certainly was not among my favorites. In fact, I think it's my least favorite of all Chandler's books (of course, that I've read). Part of the problem may be in the splotchy, hit-and-miss way that I read it. So, maybe it's better than it seemed to me. Three stars is probably a lower score than is deserved, but there it is.


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