e-Book The Little Sister download

e-Book The Little Sister download

by Raymond Chandler

ISBN: 0345257278
ISBN13: 978-0345257277
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books (March 12, 1977)
Category: Mystery
Subategory: Thriller

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Other Books By Raymond Chandler. The voice sharpened a little. I can’t very well tell you that over the phone. It’s-it’s very confidential.

Other Books By Raymond Chandler. ONE. The pebbled glass door panel is lettered in flaked black paint: Philip Marlowe. It is a reasonably shabby door at the end of a reasonably shabby corridor in the sort of building that was new about the year the all-tile bathroom became the basis of civilization. Before I’d waste time coming to your office I’d have to have some idea-. Forty bucks a day and expenses. Unless it’s the kind of job that can be done for a flat fee. That’s far too much, the little voice said.

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's fifth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the quintessential urban private eye ( Los Angeles Times ). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Little Sister.

His sister told me he was doing some kind of work for you, Doctor. I’ve been looking for him for days. Insomniacs-all the neurotic types that can’t take it cold. Have to have their little pills and little shots in the arm. Have to have help over the humps. It gets to be all humps after a while.

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The Little Sister book. Along the way he uncovers a little blackmail, a lot of drugs, and more than enough murder.

Chandler's first foray into the industry that dominates the company town that is Los Angeles.

His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long . Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography

His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business. Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography.

The Little Sister is a 1949 novel by Raymond Chandler, his fifth featuring the private investigator Philip Marlowe. The story is set in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. The novel centres on the younger sister of a Hollywood starlet and has several scenes involving the film industry

The corridor which led to it had a smell of old carpet and furniture oil and the drab anonymity of a thousand shabby lives. The sand bucket under the racked fire hose was full of cigarette and cigar.

The corridor which led to it had a smell of old carpet and furniture oil and the drab anonymity of a thousand shabby lives. stubs, an accumulation of several days. A radio pounded brassy music through an open transom. Through another transom people were laughing fit to kill themselves. Down at the end by Room 332 it was quieter. I knocked the two longs and two shorts as instructed. I felt jaded and old. I felt as if I had spent my life knocking at doors in cheap hotels that nobody.

Mousy Orfamay Quest from Manhattan, Kansas asks Philip Marlowe to search for her older brother Orrin, who had recently come out to work in nearby Bay City. Marlowe finds a superintendent, dead from a stab in the neck with an ice pick.
Chandler never wrote frothy stuff, but this one is grim. "You're not human tonight, Marlowe" our hero tells himself as he deals with an unpleasant client, an unappealing victim, and (God help him) the Bay City Police Department. Chandler fans will remember the BCPD from FAREWELL, MY LOVELY. At the end of that book, Bay City is purged. A new mayor and police chief are installed and honest cops are rehired. It didn't last, of course. The culture of corruption runs deep in places like Bay City and it takes more than cosmetic changes to make a difference.

Phillip Marlowe is the natural heir to the crown of Sherlock Holmes. Like Holmes, he's usually found poking his nose into places without much prospect of being paid. He grouses about being broke, but you wonder how the hell he stays afloat at all. Even the measly twenty bucks that Orfamay Quest is prepared (reluctantly) to hand over for his services doesn't end up in his wallet. How DOES he live?

Orfamay is a mousy, dowdy girl from Manhattan, Kansas who's blown into town to try to find her missing brother Orrin. She's prim and stingy and sexless and about as far from being Marlowe's kind of woman as she can get. She doesn't think much of him either, but her brother has dropped out of sight and she wants to find him. After all, a little sister would be worried about her older brother who moved to the big, bad city and then stopped writing, wouldn't she?

The whole Quest clan could rightly be called odd. Marlowe tags them as "sanctimonious" and that hits the nail on the head. A meaningless reference to Salt Lake City seems to have been thrown in to hint that they are Mormons. It's unlikely that the British-raised Chandler would have been a fan of the Latter Day Saints. They are a strictly American phenomenon and an acquired taste.

There's a doctor with a mysterious past and some strange patients. There are two beautiful actresses. Marlowe likes beautiful dames and they like him, but he isn't sure exactly how they fit in to this crime. In Orfamay, he has a client who seems to be working against him as often as not. Anyone but Marlowe would throw up his hands and pack it in, but he has to keep going to see what's around the next curve. Poor Marlowe. He's not human tonight.

Chandler was a superb writer and Phillip Marlowe is a fascinating character, but steel yourself for some dark stuff before you start this one. Marlowe's California wasn't beach boys and sunshine, but a land of transients who have brought their troubles with them. And not even Marlowe can make things right.

Don't buy the Kindle edition. Important part of the book is completely left out. Amazon must do better policing the kindle additions they sell as this is not the first time this has happened to me. Also, the typos in many of the kindle books are making me question whether to buy anymore Kindle books.

The Little Sister is the fifth entry in Chandler's Philip Marlowe series. This is a good read and recommended for fans of the genre, I will warn you that it is no Farewell, My Lovely or The Big Sleep. There is an overall tone of loneliness in The Little Sister as Marlowe crosses paths with gangsters, blackmailers, hop heads, and starlets all for an eccentric young girl looking for her brother. The dialogue and stream of consciousness style are well done and as usual very witty. Chandler also delivers a scathing critique on the film industry which is not to be missed.
Yet, there is something missing when one compares this to his other works. The level of suspense does not seem to be quite there as it was in previous entries. Marlowe seems a bit tired. However, this is worth a read, especially if you have read previous entries. If you enjoy this I would recommend the illustrated edition, and the film adaptation from 1969 (called "Marlowe) starring James Garner.

Ok, it is soft core porn from the 1940's. All of Raymond Chandler's work borders on cynicism and thinly veiled eroticism. The cover tells it all. But, that is not that bad. Basically that is the Raymond Chandler formula for all of those Bogart/Bacall movies. The chemistry between Bogart and Bacall made you enjoy it. "You know how to whistle, don't you Steve?" That is enough reason to try this book, yet another of the same formula and enjoy the ride. Only, it is not as good without the Bogart family.

The L.A. in this book is a hollow and soulless place with empty, despairing people. Chandler writes noir, with whiskey breakfasts and corpses and nyphomaniacs, where the quest for justice is always dangerous, hard work. But he describes a washed out functionary he has to pass by as 'what happens when people trade life for existence and ambition for security.' Many of the inhabitants of his city have sold out for meaningless things, while others lurk in the shadows, taking savage shortcuts to nowhere. Authority toadies corruptly to money. Marlowe reels off a scathing indictment of the place to Dolores, who replies that it's like that in most big cities, making him describe what makes this city less than any other. Marlowe has the moral standing to point this out. His difficulties often stem from his own sense of obligation to his client, which makes him unwilling to do the easy thing if it would mean betrayal. Read this book, in other words!

The writings of Raymond Chandler are among America's true cultural treasures. His well sculpted characters and twisting plots are what we have come to expect from him. However, it is Chandler's superb prose and wit that sets him apart and puts sparks on the page.. The dialog in a Chandler novel or short story is some of the best ever written by an American author. "The Little Sister " is excellent.

There is no room for nitpicking here. The man is a master.
Paul Sullivan

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