Farewell My Lovely

Farewell My Lovely➵ [Reading] ➷ Farewell My Lovely By Raymond Chandler ➪ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves another murder a f Marlowe's about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves another murder a fortune teller a couple murders and corruption than your average graveyard. Definitely my favorite Chandler beating out The Big Sleep by a star and than a dozen memorable lines This book is absolutely soaking in uotables and may have the best prose of any noir I’ve ever read Add in a classic main character and a solid plot and you have a nice shiny bundle of win PHILIP MARLOWE Chandler’s iconic PI is an arrogant alcoholic who fails every PC test you can formulate He’s racist from what I recall he insults African Americans Japanese and Native Americans and maybe others homophobic and sexist enough that I would blackjack him on the braincase before he ever got within 10 yards of either of my daughters     He’s also mesmerizing and fills up the page with his presence His entertainment value is off the charts and he cracks wiser than anyone this side of Sam Spade But whereas Hammett’s Spade is all slick smoky uips and cat like grace Marlowe is the “other side of the tracks” version He’s unkempt rugged and surly and his words are crusty with barbs Whereas Spade’s every move seems coordinated and cross referenced like a well rehearsed play Marlowe is all reaction counterpunch and intuitive hunches However like Spade he’s also smart much than he usually lets on and has a knack for clear thinking and being able to read people Best of all though the man is incapable of cutting slack or giving inches and is saltier than the Pacific Ocean THE PLOT A convoluted series of mini mysteries all stemming from Marlowe’s search for the ex girlfriend of a just released from prison man mountain named Moose Malloy Fairly typical noir stuff but very well executed and paced to perfection by Chandler THE WRITING Finallythe prose The real star of the show I would say Chandler’s writing is a masterful example of noir There may be others as good but it is hard for me to imagine any better I would put Chandler’s prose into 3 separate and eually impressive categories that you don’t usually see from a single pen First you have a whole host of “I have to remember that” lines that are just fun to read uotes like  “The eighty five cent dinner tasted like a discarded mail bag and was served to me by a waiter who looked as if he would slug me for a uarter cut my throat for six bits and bury me at sea in a barrel of concrete for a dollar and a half plus sales tax” “‘Who is the Hemingway person at all?’A guy that keeps saying the same thing over and over until you begin to believe it must be good”  “I didn’t say anything I lit my pipe again It makes you look thoughtful when you’re not thinking”       “It was a nice walk if you liked grunting”  “She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket”  “I like smooth shiny girl hardboiled and loaded with sin”  “A Harvard boy Nice use of the subjunctive mood The end of my foot itched but my bank account was still trying to crawl under a duck” Second Chandler has a wonderful facility for painting descriptions so that you feel like you’re walking right beside Marlowe and he does it in such sparse efficient style 1644 West 54th Place was a dried out brown house with a dried out brown lawn in front of it There was a large bare patch around a tough looking palm tree On the porch stood one lonely wooden rocker and the afternoon breeze made the unprunned shoots of last year’s poinsettias tap tap against the cracked stucco wall A line of stiff yellowish half washed clothes jittered on a rusty wire in the side yardI was looking into dimness at a blowsy woman who was blowing her nose as she opened the door Her face was gray and puffy She had weedy hair of that vague color which is neither brown nor blond that hasn’t enough life in it to be ginger and isn’t clean enough to be gray Her body was thick in a shapeless outing flannel bathrobe many moons past color and design Those descriptions materialized in front of me than pages of less polished prose could accomplish It felt like I was there Finally there are the passages that aren’t just clever uips or snappy dialogue but that convey a real sense of emotion  “She hung up leaving me with a curious feeling of having talked to somebody that didn’t exist”  “a sudden flashing movement that I sensed rather than saw A pool of darkness opened at my feet and was far far deeper than the blackest night I dived into it It had no bottom”  “There was just enough for to make everything seem unreal The wet air was as cold as the ashes of love” That is the trifecta of writing Brilliant sharp and fundescriptive informative and polishedand evocative moving and powerful Yes 50 stars and a definite must read for fans of noir mysteries or just superb proseHIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION Mr Philip Marlowe is six feet tall and weighing 190 lbs man women find uite attractive maybe a tough guy to many onlookers in a sleazy and a low paying occupation too but is not a superhero no eyes in the back of the head when someone smashes his skull with a club from behind bigger stronger men can and do beat him to a bloody pulp still the private detective is relentless and will get up A kind of honestly is his code yet does bend a little for his needs constantly smoking cigarettes drinking hard liuor and chasing careless women not always he doesn't partake while sleeping In a routine cheap case when he can collect his fee of trying to find a runaway a Greek husband Marlowe on Central Avenue in Los Angeles 1940 gazes at the titanic and dangerous Moose Malloy on an incessant mission this former jailbird is six and a half feet tall 260 lbs dwarfs the amazed private eye the recent unwisely released bank robber is looking for his lost love the mysterious cute redhead Velma enters the shady establishment the Florian nearby he worked in eight long years ago then a nightclub now a gambling den not legal but in this city no uestions are asked soon a man goes flying out the door landing in the gutter the dumb Moose returns grabs Philip like he's a paper doll and takes him upstairs his shoes hardly touch the steps after a brief argument the bouncer bounces very high MrMalloy opens the door he wants information now not realizing things have changed to an office in the back does not get anya homicide occurs the unstoppable force has been let loose The cops don't trust MrMarlowe even the honest ones asking him many uestions and they do not like his answers threatening to take away his license he has heard that before finally let him walk out of their dingy downtown police headuarters however all the troubles aren't any of his concern A new case that pays well 100 bucks just to be a bodyguard his client the nervous Mr Lindsay Marriott maybe a loathsome gigolo he dresses well though and has good manners involved with the wife of a multi millionaire among others the beautiful Mrs Lewin Helen Grayle but money doesn't smell not always things go dark and when Philip awakes at night in the lonely canyon his client is no Marlowe will have to travels through the unsavory with corruption everywhere he goes mostly in the nearby small town of Bay City Santa Monica meeting pretentious uacks political bosses dirty cops drug pushing doctors visiting gambling boats off the coast the rich creeps too even a good girl who scares him and with little help to solve several murders Raymond Chandler describes Los Angeles as nobody before or after has the underbelly and upper crust all of it he knows how to write his plots are not what's important in his novels but characterization style pace atmosphere and witty dialogue that few authors can ever reach or even attempt talent is inherited out of many only the giants will climb the heights of this eternal scribe I love Goodreads it has really enhanced my reading experience And at the same time added to my anxiety There are too many great books to read I have at least 3k physical books on my TBR pile in my office that has really turned into a book storage space When another reader posts something about one of my favorite books I stop and think about how much I loved that book That’s what happened recently with Farewell My Lovely I dropped what I was reading and read it again I don’t have time to reread books not with with such a tall TBR pile that continually beckonsand yet I do because that’s what the reading experience is all about Great reads I’ve read Farewell my Lovely a number of times and with each reading I catch something I’d missed This book is timeless and one of the greats with the voice and turn of phrase that many have tried to duplicate and have failed I highly recommend this bookDavid Putnam author of The Bruno Johnson series First of all I'm so partial to RChandler's books that I'd easily give only the titles three starsand this gem is definitely a five star titleApart from this sentimental love and hate storyI’m ALWAYS impressed by the characters speaking like they carry a book of wit and humorto the point that I’ll start picking up sharp edged setences from here and add them to my daily conversationThe plot is a bit comlicated with rugged and overused narrative and minor partsbut the main irresistible characters beautifully cancel them out Of his novelsI'd say this is one of the best character driven onesIt was published in 1940and the content is somewhat old fashionedbut every time I open this bookI can meet timeless Philip Marlowea man of principleJust for this reasonI'll be reading it forever Farewell My Lovely Philip Marlowe #2 Raymond ChandlerFarewell My Lovely is a novel by Raymond Chandler published in 1940 the second novel he wrote featuring the Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe It was adapted for the screen three times and was also adapted for the stage and radioPrivate detective Philip Marlowe is investigating a dead end missing person case when he sees a felon Moose Malloy barging into a nightclub called Florian's looking for his ex girlfriend Velma Valento The club has changed owners so no one now there knows her Malloy ends up killing the black owner of the club and escaping The murder case is assigned to Lt Nulty a Los Angeles Police detective who has no interest in the murder of a black manMarlowe advises Nulty to look for Malloy's girlfriend but Nulty prefers to let Marlowe do the routine legwork and rely on finding Malloy based on his huge size and loud clothes Marlowe decides to follow up and look for the girl تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز هفدهم ماه مارس سال 2017میلادیعنوان بدرود محبوبم خداحافظ زیبای من؛ نویسنده ریموند چندلر؛ مترجم موژان چگینی؛ تهران، چترنگ، 1395؛ در 290ص؛ شابک 9786008066484؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان ایالات متحده آمریکا سده 20مبدرود، محبوبم عنوان رمانی پلیسی، جنایی نوشته «ریموند چندلر» است که نخستین بار در سال 1940میلادی منتشر شد، با اقتباس از این کتاب سه فیلم سینمایی ساخته شده است؛ کارآگاه «فلیپ مارلو» به دنبال شوهر گمشده ی یک زن است؛ تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 17051399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی She's a nice girl Not my typeYou don't like them nice? He had another cigarette going The smoke was being fanned away from his face by his handI like smooth shiny girls hardboiled and loaded with sinHey copper it's how I talk see? MahhhhhhThis was exactly what the doctor ordered after a blitz of wonderful yet terribly earnest books one after the other This classic noir was everything I needed A handsome private dick ahem a heist of some rare jade jewels mysterious beauties lots of alcohol clever wisecracks and great writing Excerpts from a dinner honoring the 2016 winner of the Otis Chandler Award for Literary Criticism Audience uestion You’re known for your essay on the Kantian aesthetic of disinterested judgment as seen in the works of James Joyce William Gaddis and Dan Brown Are there other authors or titles that come to mind perhaps even focused on the primacy of style?Steve Well let’s see Maybe the first book I read where a certain shadowy deportment really popped as a pure statement of style was Raymond Chandler’s Farewell My Lovely The book itself was a cannibalization of three earlier short stories of his Whereas the stories were neatly contained as standalones the edits in piecing them together were slapdash sacrificing both congruency and clarity in the process Chandler responded saying My whole career is based on the idea that the formula doesn't matter the thing that counts is what you do with the formula; that is to say it is a matter of style” And of course that hard boiled noir feel of his is prevalent to this day Audience uestion I may be taking you further afield but is this visual visceral style brought on by Chandler one that necessarily de emphasizes plot?Steve I don’t think so Style is not everything Nor is image much as Andre Agassi would have us believe on Canon's behalf Further Audience uestion interrupting what would surely have been an insightful elaboration on the topic of substance v style But think back to the movies When you picture Bogie and Bacall in The Big Sleep do you remember the on screen chemistry and the wise guy patter or is it a plot detail something like the perp who stole the falcon that stuck with you? Steve Actually wasn’t that DashiellAudience member blurting out For me it’s Bogie and Bacall Even in black and white they sizzle Steve Admittedly HumpBac as I like to call them retrofitting a nickname were iconic butAnother audience member Those couple combo names have kind of run their course don’t you think? Who’s even together at this point? Certainly not Brangelina TomKat? – no Zanessa? – no Yet another voice from the audience What about Bennifer? Are they? It’s hard to keep track And another I don’t think so I suppose Lizard that is Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were the first of the on again off again power couplesHost I’m afraid we may be veering off course as litterateurs my friends This isn’t an episode of I Love Lucy after all Should we redirect ourselves? Steve?Steve Actually that’s often how it works with me – seemingly on point for brief spurts before devolving into flapdoodle Besides I just thought of another one Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz They’d be Ba Bu bu bSusan Steve's lovely You’re mumbling in your sleep againSteve Huh?Susan Must be another pizza dreamSteve Yeah shaking cobwebs from his head that and the bibimbap I had for lunch With extra hot sauceSusan So what were you dreaming?Steve Ha I think I was getting some kind of award and spouting complete nonsense like in one of my Goodreads reviews where I have nothing to say but say it anyway The only thing I remember from it is groping for a certain wordSusan Do you remember what it is?Steve Yeah Ballsy Steve continuing somewhat incredulous I know it doesn’t make any sense to me either Susan Hmm Definitely a pizza dream Philip Marlowe is looking for a woman's missing husband when he encounters Moose Malloy a brute fresh out of prison looking for his lost love Velma Moose kills a man and Marlowe gets corralled into looking for the missing Velma In the mean time Marlowe gets another gig as a bodyguard and soon winds up with a corpse for a client Will Marlowe find Velma and get to the bottom of things?As I've said before noir fiction and I go together like chronic constipation and heroin addiction Farewell My Lovely Philip Marlowe's soph adventure is one of the better noir tales I've ever readI wasn't completely sold on Farewell My Lovely at first It seemed like it took a little longer to get started than the Big Sleep Once Marlowe got warmed up and I forgave it for not being The Big Sleep I was completely absorbed by the writing Chandler's poetic prose only got better in the gap between the Big Sleep and this book There were even uotable lines in this one Chandler's similes reminded me of PG Wodehouse's at times maybe the kind old Plum would write if he was in the grips of a powerful hangoverI lit a cigarette It tasted like a plumber's handkerchiefAs for the plot it's only slightly less convoluted than the Big Sleep The two cases didn't intersect much until the end and I only guessed the big twist a paragraph or two before it happened As with the previous book the prose was the star of the show Marlowe took so many blows to the head in this one that I had sympathy pains while reading itWhile I wouldn't say it's as good as The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely is a classic and not to be missed by noir fans Four easy stars Phillip Marlowe is one of the most famous and influential characters in detective fiction He’s also a racist alcoholic and after all the blows to the head he routinely takes he’s almost certainly suffering from post concussion syndrome so you gotta uestion his judgmentBut he’s also the guy that says things like this It was a blonde A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass windowAnd this He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food cakeAnd this ” I needed a drink I needed a lot of life insurance I needed a vacation I needed a home in the country What I had was a coat a hat and a gun I put them on and went out of the room”So I always find myself making allowances for Marlowe’s bad habits and personal failingsMarlowe is working a boring job trying to find a missing husband when he has the bad luck to come across Moose Malloy Malloy is a giant hulk of a man who just got out of prison and is looking for his lost love Velma Unfortunately Moose is kind of simple and doesn’t know his own strength so he ends up killing somebody when asking uestions As a witness Marlowe tells the cops what he saw and is coerced into trying to find Velma by a lazy detective However a real paying job as a bodyguard for a guy delivering a ransom for the return of stolen jewelry comes up so Marlowe ditches the Malloy mess But things don’t go uite as expectedOne of the better Chandler novels this is pretty typical Marlowe The plot doesn’t make a lot of sense but that’s not really important It’s all about atmosphere and attitude If you can get past the casual racism that litters the early chapters you’ll find one of the classics of noir fiction It's impossible to think of anything that might be remotely fresh and interesting to say about this book It's a classic of crime fiction; it was first published in 1940 and it's been reviewed thousands of times mostly by people far competent than ISuffice it to say that this is the second full length novel featuring Los Angeles detective Philip Marlowe following The Big Sleep which had been published in 1939 Marlowe was the prototype for all the tough wise cracking PIs that would follow and Chandler was really the first crime fiction writer to fully exploit the setting of Los Angeles Scores of writers have followed in his footsteps but very few have succeeded as well as Chandler didAs the book opens Marlowe is searching for a missing husband when he encounters a mountain of a man named Moose Malloy who is staring up at a bar above the barber shop where Marlowe had hoped to find the aforementioned missing husband Malloy fresh out of prison after an eight year stretch is looking for his lost love Velma Malloy hasn't heard from Velma in all of that time but that has not uenched his affections for the woman who used to work in the barEight years is a long time and in the interim the bar which used to be a white establishment has now become an African American one although in 1940 no one would have described the place uite that politely Well one thing leads to another and Malloy drags Marlowe up the stairs and begins demanding answers from the people in the bar who not surprisingly have never heard of VelmaMalloy winds up killing someone in the bar and takes off leaving Marlowe to explain things to the cops From that point on Marlowe is entangled in Malloy's search As a sideline he also takes a job body guarding a guy who is trying to exchange cash for a valuable jade necklace that was stolen from a friendNeither job is simple and neither turns out very well and before long Marlowe is up to his neck in trouble with the cops and a whole lot of other people as well Before it's all over he'll be beat up doped up pushed around and lied to but it's all in the nature of the jobThe plot really doesn't make a lot of sense but nobody reads Chandler for the plot The book is beautifully written with one great line following another Through Marlowe Chandler rolls back the curtain and exposes the seamy side of pre war LA It's not a pretty sight and you sometimes get the impression that Marlowe might be the only honest decent man in the state The Big Sleep may be one of the greatest crime novels ever written and it's an impossible act to follow even for Raymond Chandler I like this book a lot but I don't think it's uite on a par with the first book in the series A solid 45 stars for me

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  • 292 pages
  • Farewell My Lovely
  • Raymond Chandler
  • English
  • 06 March 2014
  • 9780394758275