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Chandler is not only the best writer of hardboiled PI stories, he's one of the 20th century's top scribes, period. His full canon of novels and short stories is reprinted in trade paper featuring uniform covers in Black Lizard's signature style. A handsome set for a reasonable price.
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"Raymond Chandler is a master." --The New York Times
“[Chandler] wrote as if pain hurt and life mattered.” --The New Yorker
“Chandler seems to have created the culminating American hero: wised up, hopeful, thoughtful, adventurous, sentimental, cynical and rebellious.” --Robert B. Parker, The New York Times Book Review
“Philip Marlowe remains the quintessential urban private eye.” --Los Angeles Times
“Nobody can write like Chandler on his home turf, not even Faulkner. . . . An original. . . . A great artist.” —The Boston Book Review
“Raymond Chandler was one of the finest prose writers of the twentieth century. . . . Age does not wither Chandler’s prose. . . . He wrote like an angel.” --Literary Review
“[T]he prose rises to heights of unselfconscious eloquence, and we realize with a jolt of excitement that we are in the presence of not a mere action tale teller, but a stylist, a writer with a vision.” --Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books
“Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence.” —Ross Macdonald
“Raymond Chandler is a star of the first magnitude.” --Erle Stanley Gardner
“Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since.” --Paul Auster
“[Chandler]’s the perfect novelist for our times. He takes us into a different world, a world that’s like ours, but isn’t. ” --Carolyn See
I can certainly appreciate why this was (and is ) considered one of his lesser novels. He seems to be trying to duplicate the success of his previous work and it ain't working!Published 18 months ago by Bill Armstrong
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe detective stories certain vary in quality. While always capturing the ambiance on 1940s sleazy Los Angeles, the author often constructs mysteries... Read morePublished on Sept. 15 2002 by lazza
I liked the female character (the little sis) ... reminds me of Maltese Falcon. Neatly written. What can one say about Chandler - his style is gripping and really entertaining. Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2002 by Puneet Tanwar
The overly restrained Orfamay Quest (from Manhattan, Kansas) hires Philip Marlowe to find her recently gone missing brother, Orrin. Read morePublished on April 18 2002 by Chadwick H. Saxelid
Postwar L.A. -- and especially Hollywood -- is the setting for Chandler's fifth Marlowe novel which, like the time and place (and the author himself), is a little "off. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2001 by Paul Dana
Orfamay Quest is the little sister. Marlowe is the man. The story offers sex and murder. The dialogue is Chandler. So why is there no click, no snap? Read morePublished on May 18 2001 by Patrick McCormack
Raymond Chandler is possibly the greatest detective fiction writer of all time. The only people that even hold a candle to him are Hammet and in some ways Mickey Spillane. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2000 by Kenneth Keith
"The Little Sister" was my introduction to Raymond Chandler and his immortal private detective, Philip Marlowe. Read morePublished on March 29 2000 by matthew cunningham
Having read every other "Marlow" novel, I figured that this would follow the pattern established by the previous stories, each one being better than the last. Read morePublished on Dec 29 1999 by Chris Longhorn