Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The Big Sleep (72nd Book)
I think part of the trouble with getting into this novel is that you are thrown into the middle of a job he is on and you have to piece together who he is and what is going on. Crime Noir novels are interesting because the private detectives are as much a part of the seedy underworld crime that they try to solve. Their methods are often dubious and they themselves usually have a very obvious flaw that makes them rough around the edges. Marlowe is still loveable despite the fact that he is rough around the edges.
This book is a great example of Crime Noir genre. It was hard to get into, but in the end enjoyable. If you haven't listened to a radio play before I highly recommend checking out one of the Philip Marlowe stories on itunes. I believe they are free to download.