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Ross Macdonald (1) (1915–1983)

Autor/a de The Drowning Pool

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Obres de Ross Macdonald

Les obres s'han combinat en John Ross Macdonald.

The Drowning Pool (1950) 830 exemplars
Blanc mòbil (1949) 768 exemplars
The Chill (1964) 740 exemplars
L'home soterrat (1971) 723 exemplars
The Blue Hammer (1976) 697 exemplars
El cas Galton (1959) 695 exemplars
Black Money (1966) 580 exemplars
The Goodbye Look (1969) 553 exemplars
The Zebra-Striped Hearse (1962) 544 exemplars
La mort t'assenyala (1952) 535 exemplars
The Far Side of the Dollar (1965) 517 exemplars
Sleeping Beauty (1973) 509 exemplars
The Way Some People Die (1951) 499 exemplars
Find a Victim (1954) 447 exemplars
The Wycherly Woman (1961) 436 exemplars
L'enemic instantani (1968) 397 exemplars
The Doomsters (1958) 388 exemplars
Experiència amb el mal (1953) 318 exemplars
The Name Is Archer (1955) 292 exemplars
Blue City (1947) 247 exemplars
The Ferguson Affair (1960) 224 exemplars
The Three Roads (1948) 198 exemplars
The Dark Tunnel (1944) 170 exemplars
Trouble Follows Me (1946) 137 exemplars
The Archer Files (2007) 125 exemplars
Archer at Large (1970) 111 exemplars
Archer in Jeopardy (1979) 74 exemplars
Ross Macdonald Selects Great Stories of Suspense (1974) — Editor; Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
Archer, P.I. (1977) 65 exemplars
Archer in Hollywood (1967) 64 exemplars
The Drowning Pool [1975 film] (1975) — Original novel — 20 exemplars
On Crime Writing (1973) 17 exemplars
Midnight Blue (2010) 14 exemplars
The Imaginary Blonde (1953) 13 exemplars
Der Drahtzieher. (1999) 13 exemplars
The Guilty Ones (2009) 11 exemplars
Einer lügt immer (1999) 11 exemplars
Famous Edinburgh Crimes (1981) 7 exemplars
Guilt-Edged Blonde 6 exemplars
Find the Woman (1995) 4 exemplars
O alvo móvel (2007) 3 exemplars
Pozegnalne Spojrzenie (2007) 2 exemplars
The Faulkner Investigation (1985) 2 exemplars
Sunset boulevard (1992) 2 exemplars
Lew Archer story (1991) 2 exemplars
Retrato fatal, Um 1 exemplars
Lewe pieniądze 1 exemplars
Potępieni 1 exemplars
Chłód 1 exemplars
Los malignos (2013) 1 exemplars
Alguns Morrem Assim 1 exemplars
Barbarské pobřeží (2000) 1 exemplars
A Costa Maldita (1987) 1 exemplars
The Suicide 1 exemplars
Liikkuva maali 1 exemplars
Wild Goose Chase 1 exemplars
Lew Archer 1 exemplars
The Singing Pigeon 1 exemplars
Gone Girl 1 exemplars
The Bearded Lady (2021) 1 exemplars
The Sinister Habit 1 exemplars
ROMANZI 1 exemplars
The Lew Archer omnibus (1997) 1 exemplars
Sämtliche Detektivstories (1976) 1 exemplars
La mineure en fugue (1971) 1 exemplars
Okrutne wybrzeże (2007) 1 exemplars
Must raha : [romaan] (2002) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Les obres s'han combinat en John Ross Macdonald.

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Col·laborador — 146 exemplars
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Great Short Tales of Mystery and Terror (1982) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
Great American Mystery Stories of the 20th Century (1989) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
Harper [1966 film] (1966) — Novel — 44 exemplars
Antologia del relat policia (1991) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars


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Oh, I don't know. It dragged on for me. It felt a little like imitation Hammett or Chandler. It seemed concocted. I can't decide if I liked the ending. I guess I prefer just rereading old Maigret stories.
dvoratreis | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | May 22, 2024 |
Stopped reading about 15 pages in, when the protagonist and a few other characters started having an incredibly racist discussion. I don't need to spend time with these kinds of characters.
rabbitprincess | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 6, 2024 |
From the looks of other reviews, mine is a minority viewpoint, so be warned: but I found the first two-thirds of this book boring—something I would never have said about any of the previous eight books in the Archer series. The main characters are flat and uninteresting. The minor characters are (mostly) described without the zing that I'm used to supporting characters getting in other of Macdonald's books. The commentary is cookie-cutter wry rather than witty or surprising. And too many conversations read like depositions.

Then, around chapter 20, the author wakes up and remembers who he is. The characters start to live like real people and the similes start to fly like they should in a good noir thriller:

"A fuller moon than last night's was rising behind the trees. It gleamed through their branches like a woman's breast pressing against wrought iron."

"I glanced up at her tense small face: she looked like a bunny after a hard Easter."

The solution starts coming into place and it's admirably complex, surprising, yet right and believable. A four-star ending after a three-star beginning.
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john.cooper | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Mar 7, 2024 |
Many critics consider this to be Ross Macdonald's finest book, and Macdonald himself professed to agree...perhaps because of the general consensus among critics. I love his work, and this is a good book, but it's not in my top three (The Wycherly Woman, The Chill and The Underground Man, in that order). The fact is that critics are partial to Black Money because it nods self-consciously to Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and such allusions are considered the height of sophistication in the literary world. In a very real sense, Macdonald wrote this novel for the critics after a couple of them had disparaged certain elements of The Chill. Artists are sensitive, and I guess it's not surprising that Macdonald responded to criticism by trying to prove that he could produce a "serious" book, but he needn't have bothered. He was already a first-class writer, and didn't have to demonstrate that to a bunch of stuffy literary people whose readership was a tiny fraction of his own. Like I said, Black Money is good, but I think Macdonald may have overvalued it a little falsely. (Even as he proclaimed this his best novel, however, he had to concede that The Chill contained his finest plotting.) Also, there are a few instances of editorial sloppiness--a rare phenomenon in Macdonald's oeuvre--which deny this book a place among the top tier of his work, in my opinion.

The back cover synopsis for Bantam's 1973 paperback edition tries hard to convey the impression that Macdonald had suddenly turned into Mickey Spillane, and it's downright hilarious: "Lew Archer made a deal with fat little Rich Boy at the posh Montevista Tennis Club. Seems Rich Boy had lost his beautiful fiancée to a stranger with a suspiciously phony French accent. So Rich Boy hired Archer to retrieve the runaway fiancée. Sounded like a fast, clean bundle for old, broke Archer..." You have to wonder who wrote that. (It certainly wasn't Macdonald.) Maybe the publisher was apprehensive about the book's literary pretensions and felt the need to compensate with an overtly hard-boiled teaser?

Black Money is a standard Archer novel in nearly every measurable sense. (And it happens to contain one of Macdonald's most painfully beautiful sentences: "His expression turned faraway, further and further away, as if his mind was climbing back over the curve of time to the source of his life.") The casual reader probably won't even notice the allusions to Gatsby, and those who have enjoyed Macdonald's other books will like this one, too. But it's emphatically not the best thing he ever wrote.
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Jonathan_M | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Feb 18, 2024 |



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