BOOK The Little Sister

PDF ´ BOOK The Little Sister Å RAYMOND CHANDLER Å 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 the way he uncovers a little blackmail a lot of drugs and than enough murderTher Along the way he uncovers a little blackmail a lot of drugs and than enough murd Dorothy You're Not in Kansas AnyThe Little Sister continues Chandler's Philip Marlowe franchise a private eye series that became the mold for so many private eyes that followed in the succeeding decades Chandler had the knack of combining the gritty realism and day to day language if the streets with a witty prose that sometimes had no match in the way he could turn a phrase Chandler used his alter ego Marlowe to poke fun at stereotypes of people And there's no better example of that than the client who waltzes into his office all innocent schoolgirl from small time Kansas all prim and proper and librarian like Marlowe pokes fun at her over and over not buying her wild eyed innocence Not buying her story about her Bible reading brother and why he's disappeared Chandler does this again and again through this series which is worth rereading than once He keeps poking at caricatures of people particularly his clients and their families And often when you scratch the surface there's to people than you'd assume In the end people are far complex than you'd think at first glance Once again Chandler gives us a complex headturning plot that doesn't make sense until the end But the end when it all comes together is fully satisfying

Raymond Chandler É The Little Sister READER

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

BOOK Ê The Little Sister É Raymond Chandler

The Little SisterHe underworld of the glitter capital trying to find a sweet young thing's missing bro 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 little make up and jewelry Beware A femme fatale in hiding This has always remained my very favorite Raymond Chandler novel And as far as The Little Sister goes there is than just one femme fatale And maybe according to Raymond Chandler Hollywood itself is the ultimate femme fatale Having his face rubbed in Hollywood culture or anti culture Philip Marlowe turns existential I urge you to read for yourself to see if the concluding chapter amounts to a happy ending Hint the novel does not have a Hollywood ending