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Raymond Chandler's fifth novel has Philip Marlowe going to Hollywood as he explores t. Raymond Chandler and Philip Marlowe they are an iconic pair you cannot separate or wish to the master writer and the fictional character real than some bipeds The flavor of Los Angeles in the 1940's you could almost taste and bringing Hollywood into the mixture soaks the atmosphere in tinsel cheap it may be yet LA wouldn't be the same without the glamour and the vulgar Add a murder mystery and Chandler who knew the business that built the city he worked in the studio system as a screenwriter and disliked greatly A young apparently innocent looking girl from Manhattan Kansas Orfamay uest has a job for Mr Marlowe find her missing older brother Orrin involved in an illicit trade Miss uest is not what she appears to be pretending runs in the family and she is the best one of them Philip doesn't locate big brother in his seedy apartment but discovers dead bodies everywhere he looks and the Los Angeles police are not happy far from it Lieutenant Christy French and partner Fred Beifus they give the detective a rough reception at their downtown headuarters the Bay City boys also hate him and participate in the festivities Orrin works for a criminal doctor Lagardie after losing his legitimate work in Bay City Santa Monica The Hollywood actress and rising movie star Mavis Weld is the sister of both Orrin and Orfamay a very good friend of a gangster Steegrave trying to go strait but having difficulties she is being blackmailed Her studio has high hopes for her and will do anything to shield their investment She is ambitious has become corrupt in the system like many others and shows contempt for Marlowe which the gumshoe doesn't mind he likes the view Minor star Dolores Gonzales also is in the plot and likes Mr Marlowe a lot she wants to protect Marvis still the sleaze permeates all the artificial climate takes a toll Chandler gives this novel another jolt of entertainment with a hard boiled detective as only he could create the words flow cynically the killings abound yet this is his world which the writer knew intimately drugs prostitution failures of the discarded actors that the film industry wishes to hide however he lived in the muck and we benefit from his experiencesThe fans will enjoy this and mystery aficionados too there was only one Raymond Chandler and the public is grateful

Summary The Little Sister

The Little SisterHe underworld of the glitter capital trying to find a sweet young thing's missing brot. Written in the late '40s when RC was sick of Hollywood and depressed about his wife's health she was 17 years olderRC was fretful and feeling insolent 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 involving mobster Bugsy Siegel who was allowed out of prison for a few days to visit his dentistsee it's LA where anything goes Forget reel lifeAs Capote said there are typists and there are writers RC was most gloriously A Writer California the most of everything and the best of nothing I smelled Los Angeles before I got to it It smelled stale and old like a living room that had been closed too long More wind blown hair and sunglasses and attitudes and pseudo refined voices and water front morals Our man Marlowe goes to the movies and sees The Sister in a featured role If she had been ten times better half her scenes would have been yanked out to protect the star RC claims this is what happened to featured Martha Vickers to protect Bacall in The Big Sleep Oh yes show biz If these people didn't live intense and disordered lives they wouldn't be able to catch emotions in flight and imprint them on a few feet of celluloidReviewing for The Tatler 1949 Elizabeth Bowen wrote that no consideration of modern American literature ought to exclude Raymond Chandler

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Read The Little Sister ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free · [PDF] ✪ The Little Sister ✩ Raymond Chandler – Raymond Chandler's fifth novel has Philip Marlowe going to Hollywood as he explores the underworld of the glitter capital trying to find a sweet young thing's missing brother Along thHer Along the way he uncovers a little blackmail a lot of drugs and than enough murder. Mostly a masterpiece 5 stars for the first 23 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 workMarlowe 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 where I could do the natural obvious thing without stopping to rack my head dizzy with figuring how it would affect somebody I owed something to As usual with my reviews please first read the publisher’s blurbsummary of the book Thank youWhat's most amazing about the prose in this book is how balanced it is how smooth the pacing how it flows right up to the edge of being surreal but Marlowe's intelligence keeps it real and immediate FabulousAnd perhaps the most surprising thing about the language here is how modern it is so many phrases and expressions have penetrated our daily usage even now Chandler's prose just flows from the page and into our minds It's natural rhythm and pacing are extraordinaryThe women femme fatales in the book are strong characters each an individual persona each driven by familiar needs and pasts each desperately trying to manipulate Marlowe to their own perceived goalsThe first 23 of the book presents clues and some red herrings some misdirections but bit by bit the clues fit together drawing you into Marlowe's world building a picture of crimes in your mind Chandler must have gotten tired of the story at some point because the last 13 is extraordinarily complex and this leads to the story feeling rushed and uite confusing It's all there but just kind of thrown at you at the end Too bad You don’t think I’m doing this for any twenty bucks do you” She gave me a level suddenly cool stare “Then why” Then when I didn’t answer she added “Because spring is in the air” I still didn’t answer She blushed a little Then she giggled I didn’t have the heart to tell her I was just plain bored with doing nothing Perhaps it was the spring too And something in her eyes that was much older than Manhattan Kansas She relaxed and let her head go back and her lips open a little “I suppose you do this to all the clients” she said softly Her hands now had dropped to her sides The bag whacked against my leg She leaned her weight on my arm If she wanted me to let go of her she had her signals mixed “I just didn’t want you to lose your balance” I said “I knew you were the thoughtful type” She relaxed still Her head went back now Her upper lids drooped fluttered a bit and her lips came open a little farther On them appeared the faint provocative smile that nobody ever has to teach them 32% Wow Chapter 13 is incredibly good The prose is wonderful beautifully descriptive and we see Marlowe's dissatisfaction with himself and with Los Angeles clearly This is I think the single best chapter in all of Chandler Wonderful Tired men in dusty coups and sedans winced and tightened their grip on the wheel and ploughed on north and west towards home and dinner an evening with the sports page the blatting of the radio the whining of their spoiled children and the gabble of their silly wives I drove on past the gaudy neons and the false fronts behind them the sleazy hamburger joints that look like palaces under the colors the circular drive ins as gay as circuses with the chipper hard eyed carhops the brilliant counters and the sweaty greasy kitchens that would have poisoned a toad Great double trucks rumbled down over Sepulveda from Wilmington and San Pedro and crossed towards the Ridge Route starting up in low low from the traffic lights with a growl of lions in the zoo sleazy adj1640s downy fuzzy later flimsy unsubstantial 1660s of unknown origin; one theory is that it is a corruption of Silesia the German region where thin linen or cotton fabric was made for export Silesia in reference to cloth is attested in English from 1670s; and sleazy as an abbreviated form is attested from 1670 but OED is against this Sense of sordid is from 1941 Related Sleazily; sleazinessIn this book we see Marlowe attracted the femme fatales and helplessly smitten by one He realises this but can't seem to help himself doesn’t want to help himself although he knows a romance could never work Still he invests his heart Very poignant very sad “They are what human beings turn into when they trade life for existence and ambition for security” Chandler was 64 then and his wife was 16 years older I also understand that Chandler's wife was uite ill during his writing of this book and you can feel his fatigue with life in LA clearly his rants against the tinsel throwaway culture that LA had become the poison of money and Hollywood and his nostalgia for an older version of LA somehow cleaner and hopeful in his mind The studio cop at the semicircular glassed in desk put down his telephone and scribbled on a pad He tore off the sheet and pushed in through the narrow slit “Thanks Is this bullet proof glass” “Sure Why” “I just wondered” I said “I never heard of anybody shooting his way into the picture business” Behind me somebody snickered I turned to look at a girl in slacks with a red carnation behind her ear She was grinning “Oh brother if a gun was all it took” Notes200% Chandler is smokin' here He hard boils it then brings out the blow torch Awesome 310% I would have loved to see Bogart in a movie of this Wow 320% Wow Chapter 13 is incredibly good The very best chapter in all of Chandler Wonderful 470% keeps getting better and better Spectacular prose complex plot and deliciously entertaining characters