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The Little Sister de Raymond Chandler
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The Little Sister (1949 original; edició 1988)

de Raymond Chandler

Sèrie: Philip Marlowe (5)

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A novel featuring Philip Marlowe.
Membre:SpaceCoffee
Títol:The Little Sister
Autors:Raymond Chandler
Informació:Vintage (1988), Edition: 1st, First Edition, Paperback, 250 pages
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La Germana Petita de Raymond Chandler (1949)

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    La gran dormida de Raymond Chandler (btuckertx)
    btuckertx: If you enjoyed The Little Sister, you're going to love The Big Sleep!
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    Chasing Darkness de Robert Crais (Bookmarque)
    Bookmarque: If you liked the more noir-ish voice Crais comes back to here, give Chandler a go - TLS is his best IMO.
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Orfamay Quest wants Marlowe to find her brother Orrin. He has been laid off from his job and moved away from his lodgings. It doesn't take Marlowe long to come across his first, but not last dead body.
An entertaining and well-written mystery as you would expect from Chandler. An enjoyable re-read. ( )
  Vesper1931 | Jul 29, 2021 |
Not as good as many of his others. But it's still Chandler, so still pretty good. ( )
  evenlake | Mar 23, 2021 |
Though not the most popular of the Marlowe books, “The Little Sister” has undoubtedly the smoothest prose of the series thus far, and one of the most complex mysteries, which kept me guessing right up to the end and didn’t sacrifice its themes for plot. However, there are definitely sloppy moments: at one point a character is mentioned and Marlowe alludes to her being talked about in a previous conversation, but in fact this character had NOT been mentioned and this is the first appearance of her name. Also, there are unnecessary moments that are hard not to read as antisemitic and homophobic, even giving the book leeway for having been written in 1949 by a 60-year-old. That said, what I appreciated most about it was how Chandler has allowed his hero to evolve. I think this entry in the series is underrated, probably because it lacks the action of some of the earlier books, and drops some of the hardboiled staples, lettings its protagonist be sadly worn down and unable to control much of the events that take place. But to me, this shows Chandler expanding his ability to present the world as he sees it, not control it to his whims, and even when I don’t care for his assessments of the world his character inhabits, it’s easy to see how he arrived at them. It really does further the series in a natural way, and I’m glad I didn’t skip over it just because I hadn’t heard much about it. ( )
  greggmaxwellparker | Mar 23, 2021 |
I really like this one. After I read the first book Raymond Chandler wrote, I was not sure if I would want to read any other one. Too many old clichés and it felt more like reading a really bad pulp story.

But this one changes it, this is a really great story, well written, well told.

[Doesn't change the fact that every body smokes, and there isn't a page where there is nobody smoking ;)] ( )
  gullevek | Dec 15, 2020 |
This is by far the strangest of the Chandler books I've read so far. The case itself hinghes on blackmail and mistaken idenity, but the problem with this on is that even Marlowe himself is difficult to like. It took me a long to read it and it's a short book, so, if you are a fan, like me, explore, but if not, don't bother with this one. ( )
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Chandler, Raymondautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Angell, OlavTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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The pebbled glass door panel is lettered in flaked black paint: 'Phililp Marlowe... Investigations'. It is a reasonably shabby door at the end of a reasonably shabby corridor in the sort of building that was new about the year the all-tile bathroom became the basis of civilization. The door is locked, but next to it is another door with the same legend which is not locked. Come on in - there's nobody in here but me and a big bluebottle fly. But not if you're from Manhattan, Kansas.
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'The Little Sister' was republished as 'Marlowe'.
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