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reader É The Big Sleep ✓ Raymond Chandler Ye as defined by Raymond Chandler in his 1944 essay 'The Simple Act of Murder' Such a man was Philip Marlowe private eye an educated heroic streetwise rugged individualist and the hero of Chandler's first novel The Big Sleep This Raymond Chandler first published The Big Sleep in 1939 introducing us to the world of Philip Marlowe A modern noir like detective story The Big Sleep changed the genre from passive interactions to action packed thrills between the private eye and criminals Set in 1930s Los Angeles then a sleepy town controlled by the mob as much as the police The Big Sleep is a non stop action thriller General Sherwood has hired private eye detective Philip Marlowe to solve the mystery of the whereabouts of his son in law Terrance Regan Marlowe takes the case because he usually subsides on 25 a day and figures the case to be cut and dry Then he is introduced to the General's daughters Carmen and Vivian and Marlowe is roped into a world of crime Instead of having to solve a missing persons case Marlowe has three murders on his hands and multiple mob goons breathing down his neck With little assistance from assistance district attorney Ohls and viewed as a nuisance by the Los Angeles Police Marlowe is on his own uestioning everyone from racketeers to pornographers he slowly pieced together Regan's whereabouts Adding to the thrill of the crime both of Sherwood's vixen daughters desire Marlowe in a way that has nothing to do with detective work All these facets of the book add up to nonstop fun Before Chandler introduced readers to pulp detective books crimes passively suggested whodunit The detective went pawning around for clues and eventually solved the case Last year I read a few modern mystery books set in the 1910s and they hold true to the time period The action in the novel as well as short sentences in first person created changed the way mystery writers wrote detective and crime novels Even though this book was published in 1939 it held my attention because of all the action packed into its pages Marlowe eventually holds off the Sherwood sisters and finds out whodunit to all of the crimes Smitten with the older of two sisters and in the good graces of the police and district attorney's office the door is open for Marlowe to return for detective work A fun book full of crime the mob and fast women The Big Sleep is a fun detective book that held my attention throughout I look forward to reading of Marlowe's cases and I rate this premiere 4 solid stars

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read The Big Sleep kindle Ä Paperback  raymond chandler î Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean who is neither tarnished nor afraidHe is the hero; he is everything He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man This is the Code of the Private Eye as defined by Raymond C Work established Chandler as the master of the 'hard boiled' detective novel and his articulate and literary style of writing won him a large audience which ranged from the man in the street to the most sophisticated intellectua 599 The Big Sleep Philip Marlowe #1 Raymond ChandlerPrivate investigator Philip Marlowe is called to the home of the wealthy and elderly General Sternwood in the month of October He wants Marlowe to deal with an attempt by a bookseller named Arthur Geiger to blackmail his wild young daughter Carmen She had previously been blackmailed by a man named Joe Brody Sternwood mentions his other older daughter Vivian is in a loveless marriage with a man named Rusty Regan who has disappeared On Marlowe's way out Vivian wonders if he was hired to find Regan but Marlowe will not say تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز بیست و هفتم ماه فوریه سال 2003میلادیعنوان خواب گران؛ نویسنده ریموند چندلر؛ مترجم قاسم هاشمی نژاد؛ تهران، کتاب ایران، 1382؛ در 299ص؛ موضوع داستانهای پلیسی از نویسندگان امریکایی سری ماجراهای فلیپ مارلو کتاب نخست سده 20مهشدار اگر هنوز کتاب را نخوانده اید و میخواهید بخوانید، از خوانش ادامه ی ریویو لطفا خودداری فرمائیدراوی داستان «فیلیپ مارلو»ی کارآگاه است، ژنرال «استرن وود»، او را به خدمت گرفته، تا راز بدهی‌های دختر کوچکترش «کارمِن» را، که گویا در قمار بالا آورده، دربیاورد بدهی‌هایی که در طول داستان، منجر به اخاذی از او می‌شوند در این میان، «ریگان»، داماد ژنرال نیز، ناپدید می‌شود، و «ویویان»، دختر بزرگتر ژنرال، و همسر «ریگان»، به شک می‌افتد، که شاید برهان استخدام «مارلو»، یافتن «ریگان» باشد؛ «آرتور گیگر»، صاحب یک مغازه ی کرایه محصولات، «کارمِن» را، با مواد مخدر، گیج و منگ کرده، و با گرفتن عکس‌هایی عریان از او، میخواهد اخاذی کند از اینجا به بعد است، که ؛ انگار برای نویسنده، گره گشایی از قتلها، و اینکه به خوانشگر بگوید «کی، کی را کشته» اصلا مهم نیست؛ گویا اهمیت از نظرگاه او در این است که «قضیه‌ ی کی، کی را کشته و برای کی مهم است» و؛ بهترین اقتباس سینمایی از این رمان را، در سال 1946میلادی، کمپانی «برادران وارنر» تهیه کرد، کارگردانی فیلم را «هوارد هاکس»، برعهده داشتند، و «همفری بوگارت»، عهده دار ایفای نقش «فیلیپ مارلو»، بودند؛ ا شربیانی

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The Big SleepDown these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean who is neither tarnished nor afraidHe is the hero; he is everything He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man This is the Code of the Private E Review updated again on September 17 2019 “It was about eleven o'clock in the morning mid October with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills I was wearing my powder blue suit with dark blue shirt tie and display handkerchief black brogues black wool socks with dark little clocks on them I was neat clean shaved and sober and I didn't care who knew it I was everything the well dressed private detective ought to be I was calling on four million dollars” I uoted the whole first paragraph to show that both Philip Marlowe and his creator Raymond Chandler have style Plenty of style The whole series oozes it It became its major defining point One uote to drive the point home “Neither of the two people in the room paid any attention to the way I came in although only one of them was dead” A crippled millionaire with rapidly failing health hires Philip Marlowe to investigate seemingly simple blackmail case involving one of his daughters The cynical PI charges only 25 a day plus expenses For this money he got shot at several times was knocked out by a blow in his head met uite a few dead people and helped some of them meet their early demise directly and indirectly I would say he got a lot of excitement at a bargain price I really need to say a couple of words about Raymond Chandler The guy took simple mindless entertainment called noir and made it an art form simple as this He was copied by practically every single noir creator since then I am not talking about books only movies theatrical plays radio plays TV mini series involving a lonely PI have Philip Marlowe as original source of inspiration Chandler's uality of writing still stands well above that of people who came after him Add to this a very fast complicated plot with numerous twists and you have a true classic of genre which while aged somewhat is still as entertaining to read or reread as it was almost eighty years ago when it was first published I am not going to mention great characterization short and to the point descriptions but these are present in all books of the seriesIf I am not mistaken this is fourth time I read the book and despite the fact that I can uote some passages from memory it is still not boring It still keeps me on the edge of the seat I would give six stars to this book if I could but I have to settle for fiveOne uote somebody stop me “I don't mind if you don't like my manners They're pretty bad I grieve over them during the long winter nights” PS It would be a great injustice not to include a still from the classic movie with great Humphrey Bogart PPS Canadians are lucky enough read have less insane copyright laws than most other countries to have this book freely available from Project Gutenberg Canada The rest of the world sorry your loss