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4.0 out of 5 stars An engaging, fun read.
The High Window is a fast paced, intricately plotted story inhabited by an abundance of interesting and colorful characters.
Once again, Raymond Chandler has succeeded in painting very vivid pictures of the various locales depicted with his unique brand of highly descriptive prose. A relatively short novel, The High Window is packed with page after page of...
Published on May 8 2004 by Michael G.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Marlowe -- But a Boring Story & a Mediocre Book
Raymond Chandler wrote 4 noir novels in the late 30s and early 40s that defined the Southern California hardboiled thriller forever after. I first discovered them 41 years ago and instantly fell in love with them. The High Window, though, I thought at the time, and through several subsequent rereadings, was by far the least of the four. I hadn't reread it in at least...
Published on March 3 2002 by Hayford Peirce


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5.0 out of 5 stars Another gem from the number one in noir., April 18 1998
This review is from: The High Window (Paperback)
After jumping into the mystery-genre spotlight at the age of 51 with his classic first novel THE BIG SLEEP, Raymond Chandler went on to write six other novels which received considerably less acclaim than they deserved. THE HIGH WINDOW, published in 1942, sees Philip Marlowe, perhaps the most hard-boiled of all classic hard-boiled detectives, searching for a stolen rare coin and once again involved in the sordid affairs of the Los Angeles underworld, dealing with wealthy widows, tall blondes, showgirls, cops, and hitmen, and handling each in turn with the panache that only Marlowe could. Exquisitely plotted and written, THE HIGH WINDOW, like the rest of the Chandler library, is noir and the hard-boiled detective novel at its finest.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good Marlow detective mystery., Feb. 3 2000
This review is from: The High Window (Paperback)
This book could have received 5 stars, but I must confess that I did'nt like how the ending was resolved so quikly.
Still it was a solid 4 star read. I will continue to read more of Raymond Chandler.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best he's done, Aug. 16 2002
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The conclusion is a bit weird .. with some psycho-babble which I found strange and disappointing.
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The High Window by Raymond Chandler (Paperback - July 12 1988)
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