The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett The .. Al punto da credere ‘ancora’ in valori come l’amicizia, e perfino l’onestà. En El largo adiós, Marlowe se ve implicado accidentalmente en un asesinato. Deberá resolver el misterio antes de que la policía. Title, El largo adiós. Volume of Letras universales. Author, Raymond Chandler. Editor, Alfredo Arias. Translated by, José Luis López Muñoz. Publisher .

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So that’s Chandler for me for now I was waiting for the guy through the whole book; he never came.

El largo adiós

So was it a lousy book, or was it made lousy by the removal of material for abridgment? I like to taste it slowly. One of the little pleasures of life is picking a fl at an airport because you have four sleepless hours ahead of you and discovering soon after take-off that the book you thought would be easy fun is making you feel and think and pause to re-read tha I like Mystery novels that are literary. Wade drinks himself into a stupor, so Marlowe takes a walk outside. Jailed, looking out into space, chnadler blanknesswaiting and wondering, how can he get out of this foolish mess, maybe be incarcerated in San Quentin, the big house, for years, but has his pride, intact And by the vhandler, to see an excellent example of how to present Chandleresque dialogue in a non-cheesy way, please see my review ell the truly brilliant Rian Johnson contemporary high-school noir Brick.

What a sensible guy. That being said, it was not an enjoyable one. This book really was about the unraveling of a mystery – driven more by plot and external conflict than by character development.

El largo adiós (Philip Marlowe, #6) by Raymond Chandler (2 star ratings)

This book is well-written, but it has a central problem that I can’t overlook enough to enjoy it. Lennox, a war-hero alcoholic, has been a victim of either suicide or arranged murder in a small Mexican town while on the lam escaping an accusation for murder of his rich wife, and Marlowe will stop at nothing to see through the doors slammed shut by political power and fear and discover the truth.


Surprisingly, Raymond Chandler’s alter ego, the cynical, private detective Philip Marlowe, picks the lad up and takes him to his home to sober him up. And was this “ahead of its era” in the copper dissing mode or what! Wade also stands in for Chandler in discussions about literature, as in his lqrgo of F. Of course, I wish I could have done more. It may be helpful to know that two characters in The Long Goodbyea drunk writer losing his touch and a war vet losing his mind, are stand-ins for the dhandler himself.

The tragedy of life … is not that the beautiful things die young, but that they grow old and mean. Philip Marlowe 1 – 10 of 11 books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Soon these unlikely two become friendsMr.

Sometimes the language is a little hard to understand, the drama is a bit heavy handed, and the crime is impossible to discover on your own.

I listened to the BBC audio version. Sembra uno studente fuori sede, e fuori corso, di quelli che frequentano poco la doccia, non rinunciano a vestiti stazzonati e lavandini ingombri di piatti sporchi. It’s a delicious milieu that Chandler creates, but for sure a bleak one, a remorseless universe that like I said is punctuated by this sparkling dialogue that at all times shines; it’s very easy to see after reading this why his work caught on so dramatically in the first place, and why organizations like the Chicago Public Library are still finding it so important to bring him to people’s attention.


In the Long Goodbye, Chandler solved the problem by putting the aging alcoholic self into other characters — and that then left him free to treat Marlowe now 42 from a more objective point of view.

But despite the unstudied language and the earthy emotional and visual overloads, the pure clean regard of man to man’s “ess This knocked my socks off. I also expected a dated and a bit quaint feel to the style, story and substance of the plot.

The Long Goodbye

Per me Chandler rimane un maestro insuperato del noir in chiave hard boiled, e leggerlo rimane uno dei piaceri della vita. Luckily, these two novels are very separate beasts; while both feature plot-threads involving alcoholic, asshole authors, they go their own separate, heart-stomping ways.

There are some books that just feel good to have on your dashboard, never too far from your fingertips to read in the tiny gaps between obligations and responsibility. Finally, Marlowe is visited by a Mexican man who claims to have been present when Lennox was killed in his hotel room.

You know, I think he also would’ve made a cool English professor. This is not necessarily bad or good. Views Read Edit View history.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are twists in the story, however disarming and unbelievable they maybe, that kept me hooked.

If you are interested in seeing what these “structures” are I recommend the book Writing Mysteries, edited by Sue Grafton.