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characters Raymond Chandler Tom Hiney ì 3 characters review Raymond Chandler 103 Plexities of his thirty year marriage to Cissy a woman seventeen years his senior Raymond Chandler is personal portrait of an author as extraordinary as the fiction he created a body of work that has sold than five million copies been translated into twenty five languages and inspired countless imitators A discerning portrait of the creator of Philip Marlowe the archetypal American private eye Newswe. I can t believe the author missed the fact that the writer for the screenplay of Robert Altman s film The Long Goodbye was Leigh Brackett the same who wrote The Big Sleep starring Bogart thirty years before

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characters Raymond Chandler Tom Hiney ì 3 characters review Raymond Chandler 103 A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Raymond Chandler is an uncensored look at the tortured man who wrote the classic mystery novels The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye Using recently uncovered archival materials including personal papers and correspondence biographer Thomas Hiney vividly evokes Chandler's early years in Nebraska his education in England and on the corrupt streets of Los Angeles. Decent but not great bio on the great mystery writer One strength of the book is its detailed chapters on Chandler s writing process his first attempts at writing stories for pulp magazines his early novels and his work in Hollywood Not as interesting were the chapters on Chandler s depressing alcohol drenched last decade of life which Hines inexplicably devotes seemingly 13 of his book to

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characters Raymond Chandler Tom Hiney ì 3 characters review Raymond Chandler 103 And his later years as a novelist and screenwriter in the heyday of the Hollywood studio system Along the way he provides illuminating insights into the writer's inspirations and work as well as accounts of Chandler's battles with alcohol addiction and his friendships with Howard Hawks Lucky Luciano S J Perelman and Alfred Hitchcock This book is also the first to fully detail the significance and com. Read this book starting with the last section as it describes Chandler s declining health and spiral into depression and alcohol Then I leap frogged about the book reading people or events mentioned in that section his relationship with the love of his life his wife Cissy working with Billy Wilder on Double Indemnity I delved into the section on his work of The Lady of the Lake a favorite film noir Very readable Hiney used Chandler s own words to describe events and people rather than using uotes to evidence Hiney s conclusions This techniue made the book read like a novel I particulary respected Hiney s section at the end proving Chandler was not a racist or misogynist Hiney s implication being that characters set in a certain time period will talk a certain way The