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Journal of No. 118

June 17th, 2012

The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler @ 03:36 pm

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As I said recently about noir, it's not the mystery, it's the journey. That's very true of The Long Goodbye. Philip Marlowe is at his most Marlowe-y as he cuts his way through cops, thugs, and any number of dames. Although there are a couple points where Marlowe is pretty smart and puts two and two together better than us feeble readers. I like the first 95%, but I can't abide the novel's crap ending.
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Date:June 18th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
The ending of Altman's movie was even more annoying, I assure you.

Journal of No. 118