Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Ah ha! The source material for many of the homages to the hard-boiled detective with which we are so familiar! Told in the first person, the novel follows whiskey-swilling detective Philip Marlowe on a case of blackmail that unravels into much more. In addition to the twisting plots and descriptions of 1930s Los Angeles, I found Marlowe’s dark sense of humor to be a compelling element in this highly enjoyable page turner.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS 3505 .H3224 B5 1992 , 2nd floor, Humanities

Review submitted by Rebecca Green, Department Assistant, Academic Events 

Rating: Highly Recommended   

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