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The Little Sister (Philip Marlowe, #5) This is yet another wonderful hard boiled, crime noir novel featuring the original gumshoe, Philip Marlowe He s hired to find a young woman s missing brother but, this being a Chandler novel, nothing is ever that simple.I think this may have been my favourite of the bunch, so far I really liked how well Chandler expressed his protagonist s lonel Mostly a masterpiece 5 stars for the first 2 3 of the book, his best ever work, which then sadly rushes into the overly complex morass of a resolution Chandler s final denouement of the villains and their actions seems rushed in places, and unclear in others You will eventually follow and understand, but it s a lot of work.Marlowe expresses this towards the end Sometimes when I m low I try to reason it out But it gets too complicated The whole damn case was that way There was never a point Mostly a masterpiece 5 stars for the first 2 3 of the book, his best ever work, which then sadly rushes into the overly complex morass of a resolution Chandler s final denouement of the villains and their actions seems rushed in places, and unclear in others You will eventually follow and understand, but it s Chandler S 5th Novel Has Philip Marlowe Going To Hollywood As He Explores The Underworld Of Glitter Capital, Trying To Find A Sweet Young Thing S Missing Brother.A Movie Starlet With A Gangster Boyfriend And A Pair Of Siblings With A Shared Secret Lure Marlowe Into The Less Than Glamorous And Than A Little Dangerous World Of Hollywood Fame Chandler S First Foray Into The Industry That Dominates The Company Town That Is Los Angeles. The book begins with an exciting chase scene Philip Marlowe tries to catch a fly Actually, I am kidding The PI, not having any case to work on is so bored that he starts hunting aforementioned fly When a girl shows up on his door he takes her case for a measly sum of 20 The girl came from Nowhere, Kansas the actual name of the place is Manhattan and I do not mean NYC location and she wants to locate her brother who supposedly lives somewhere in LA The routine investigation leads Mar The book begins with an exciting chase scene P This one is very hard to rate So let s call it 4.5 stars There are flaws The plot really is too complex, as Marlowe himself admits And at times, especially in the first half, there is an even deeper problem Marlowe is always has been and always will be see Chandler s letter to D.J Ibberson, dated April 19, 1951 38, but the author himself at the time of writing was already 61 and, quite obviously, none too happy about it That discrepancy of voice is sometimes too apparent On the o This one is very hard to rate So let s call it 4.5 stars There are flaws The plot really is too complex, as Marlowe himself admits And at times, especially in the first half, there is an even deeper problem Marlowe is always has been and always will be see Chandler s letter to D.J Ibberson, dated April 19, 1951 38, but the author himself at the time of writing was already 61 and, quite obviously, none too happy about it That discrepancy of voice is sometimes too apparent On the other hand, Little Sister contains some of the best and richest writing in Chandler s corpus Some remarkable characters in this book, Toad, Steelgrave But one of the principal female characters I won t pull a spoiler and tell you which one, except to say that Marlow himself points unequivocally to the falsity near the end is less successful in terms of being drawn in a totally convincing way In other words, the author s intervention shows too often Written in the late 40s when RC was sick of Hollywood and depressed about his wife s health she was 17 years older ,RC was fretful and feelinginsolent than usual So he used Movieland as his setting The titular sister, from the midwest,lands in SoCal looking for her missing brother as, we later learn, they both want to blackmail their Almost Famous Sis who s in Pix From real life RC borrows a scandal involvingmobster Bugsy Siegel who was allowed out of prison for a fewdays to visit his Written in the late 40s when RC was sick of Hollywood and depressed about his wife s health she was 17 years older ,RC was fretful and feelinginsolent than usual So he used Movieland as his setting The titular sister, from the midwest,lands in SoCal looking for her missing brother as, we later learn, they both want to blackmail their Almost Famous Sis who s in Pix From real life RC borrows a scandal involvingmobster Bugsy Siegel who was allowed out of prison for a fewdays to visit his dentistsee, it s LA where anything goes.Forget reel life.As Capote said there are typists and there are writers RC wasmost gloriously A Writer California the most of everything and the best of nothing I smelled Los Angeles before I got toit It smelled stale and old like a living room that had be Wonderful what Hollywood will do to a nobody It will make a radiant glamour queen out of a drab little wench who ought to be ironing a truck driver s shirts, a he man hero with shining eyes and brilliant smile reeking of sexual charm out of some overgrown kid who was meant to go to work with a lunchbox Out of a Texas car hop with the literacy of a character in a comic strip it will make an internat This novel used similes that were long and round and thin, like a rattailed file that has been ground smooth.This novel is a sort of sad whisper, like a mortitian asking for a down payment.This novel had a low lingering voice with a sort of moist caress in it like a damp bath towl.This novel felt like a nice leg.This novel was brought up straight, like the wicked foreman of the Lazy Q.This novel sounded like somebody putting aways saucepans.This novel flashed like lightening.This novel burned li This novel used similes that were long and round and thin, like a rattailed file that has been ground smooth.This novel is a sort of sad whisper, like a mor She was a small, neat, rather prissy looking girl with primly smooth brown hair and rimless glasses She had no make up, no lipstick and no jewelry The rimless glasses gave her that librarian s look But, Marlowe, you surely must know what she would look like without the glasses, wearing her hair loose and a l The Little Sister Philip Marlowe, 5 , Raymond Chandler, Esmail Fassih translator 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 1940 s The novel centers on the younger sister of a Hollywood starlet and has several scenes involving the film industry It was partly inspired by Chandler s experience working as a screenwriter in Hollywood and his low opinion of the industry and most o The Little Sister Philip Marlowe, 5 , Raymond Chandler, Esmail Fassih translator The Little Sister is a 1949 novel by Raymond Chandler, his fifth featuring

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