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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
This book defines a genre on its own. Its like everything you like about film noir or hard boiled detective stories came from this novel. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joe G
Easy 2 read in kindle format
& chandlers hero is cool 2 the nth degree
& the story is well written & exciting
I enjoy Chandler's prose as much as the next person but the colorful descriptives and tough-guy dialog can sometimes start to wear after a few hundred pages. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2002 by g4cube
Twenty years after I read it the first time, I still hold the same conclusion: The Long Goodbye really might be THE Great American Novel. Period. Read morePublished on Dec 25 2002
Suppose life begins to look like it is being viewed through the bottom of a shot glass. The people you see are only marking time until the next powerplay, drink, or fix, or lover. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2002 by desefinado
With the grim inevitability of Robert Bloch's Psycho (ie. a chain of death that looks as if it may not stop), and the wry social commentary of a newer... Read more
Chandler is the ultimate dialogue writer and he has a truly impressive grasp of human behaviour.
Through Marlowe's cynical but honest look, he creates the most lovable... Read more
As detective fiction goes, Chandler's novel is as good as it gets. His protagonist is the charmingly frank Philip Marlowe ("It wasn't any of my business. So I ...looked in. Read morePublished on March 2 2002 by Ashley