The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

Book - 1988
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Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" ( Los Angeles Times ).

In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye , Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.
Publisher: New York : Vintage books, 1988, ©1953
Edition: First Vintage Books edition
ISBN: 9780394757681
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cha
Description: 379 pages ; 21 cm


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(Phillip) Marlowe is constantly on the move with a case involving a war-scarred drunk and his nymphomaniac wife. A psychotic gangster is on his trail; he is in trouble with the cops; and an unequaled number of corpses turn up. (

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Jul 05, 2016

Chandler is a "vintage" writer and his PI seems rather contrived by todays standards with a code of conduct unknown today. His stories read like a very good movie script as he slowly pulls the pieces together. Not for everyone but a very good writer.

voisjoe1 Dec 16, 2013

Recently, I revisited the movie version of “The Long Goodbye,” which starred Elliot Gould and Sterling Hayden and was directed by the late, great Robert Altman. The reviews noted that the Altman changed the story quite a bit, so I decided to read the book. While the film was great, the book also was great and it was almost like a separate story, with the same characters. This is on the list of the best 1001 books.

Oct 17, 2009

One of favorite Chandler stories , but I like them and was sorry when I arrived at the end of his writings.


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