THE LONG GOODBYE by Raymond Chandler
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THE LONG GOODBYE

KIRKUS REVIEW

Philip Marlowe's Ave atque Vale runs to about 500 pages, through the sanguine incidents which attend his casual involvement with Terry Lennox, a rich woman's kept poodle whom he picks up in a bar. The murder of Sylvia Lennox takes Terry to Mexico, and a confession-suicide (and political influence) closes the case- but not for Marlowe who keeps it alive on a trail of hellcats and hoodlums, a writer with a massive guilt complex and a lovely, loose bitch, to a second murder and its relentless finale... Chandler, a literary roughneck, is probably the most polished exponent of this form of highbrow- lowbrow entertainment and has few equals if many imitators.
Pub Date: March 18th, 1954
ISBN: 0394757688
Page count: 380pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1954




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