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Missing The Long Goodbye
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I have never recovered I guess from my favourite crime novel The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler. Can anyone recommend a character-driven crime novel with similar sensibilities and quality of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Jul 24, 2012.

 

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Jan 13, 2013
Susan replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"Don't know if anyone saw this ... or knew that today is RC's birthday, but the Boston Herald did a nice tribute to him. Chandler Tribute "
Jul 24, 2012
K Davies replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"Thank you Brian, I have some Ellroy on my shelf back at home, and your post will add it to the reading tower! And I appreciate your advice to read them in order. I remember reading the first few pages of an Ellroy when they arrived…"
Jul 23, 2012
Cammy May Hunnicutt replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"Anything by Robert Eversz Good to start with "Shooting Elvis" because in all the rest the noir-max paparazzi shooter Nina Zero is post-prison and estabished as hard, tough and on the scene. But in "Elvis"  we meet her as…"
Jul 23, 2012
Brian Hoffman replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"This thread started by asking for recommendations that would compare well to Chandler.  James Ellroy's L. A. Quartet is a must.  The four books in order are:  The Black Dahlia, The Big Sleep, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz.…"
Jun 7, 2012
Mark Tillmann replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"Well I wouldn't agree - you make a film - you make your film"
May 31, 2012
Dana King replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"No argument there, but the movie owes some debt to the source material, to at least try to capture its essence. The movie version of GET SHORTY is quite a bit different from the book, but it has the same attitude and makes the same points. Same goes…"
May 31, 2012
Mark Tillmann replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"It's film - not the book - you can to my mind, as a rule, merely base a film on a book. I think it's very good myself - the best adaptation. You can't do an impersonation of someone who exists on paper only you must realise the story…"
May 30, 2012
Dana King replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"I think the movie is an abomination. Altman and Gould--both of whom I generally love--take s many liberties with the Marlowe character (among others), they should just have changed the title and written their own movie, much as the Coens…"
May 30, 2012
Count Otto Black replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"Are you familiar with the Robert Altman movie? It's very controversial indeed - setting it in the 1970s and making Marlowe Jewish ruffled a few feathers. Yes, that's a problem (I have nothing whatsoever against Jews, but if a very…"
May 30, 2012
Tanis Mallow replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"That's Declan Hughes by the way..."
May 30, 2012
Mark Tillmann replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"There are certainly theamic simularities although for all I enjoy them, Hammett's work, to me at any rate, is a little contrived - The Maltese Falcon excepted. Red Harvest is almost like an expressionist novel at times. Odd was it not - that…"
May 29, 2012
Eric Christopherson replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"My impression is Hammett was Chandler's largest influence, Hammett's, Hemingway."
May 29, 2012
Mark Tillmann replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"I guess you've read the Hammett novels - not the the same but similar as they say. Phillip Kerr's novels effect a faux Chandler style at times and are very well done."
May 28, 2012
Eric Christopherson replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"I find it interesting--and ironic given his personal proclivities--that Chandler said he "distilled" his novels. He'd write a draft, keep the good stuff, start over on page one, repeat."
May 26, 2012
Stephen Brayton replied to K Davies's discussion Missing The Long Goodbye
"Paul Levine and his series of mysteries are pretty good, too."
May 26, 2012

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Hometown:
Brisbane, Queensland
About Me:
London-based Australian writer. Just released my first novel, a character-driven crime novel called Cicada, set in Australia. Writing book 2.
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Writer
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http://facebook.com/kdavies.writer
Books And Authors I Like:
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler, The Red and the Black by Stendhal, J.D. Salinger, Sartre's The Age of Reason, F Scott Fitzgerald, Roth
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Chinatown, As Good as it Gets, Casablanca, Blade Runner, & Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring

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On Friday, a Belgravia Police Sergeant kindly gave me access to the holding cells at this inner London police station as part of my research for Book 2. I asked him to shut me in one and the heavy metal door slammed shut so loudly it was as if the door was twice the size. The concrete cell of about 8ft x 9ft (each cell for one occupant) was designed to minimise any risk of suicide. There were no edges from which someone could wedge a belt or fabric. There was a foam mattress &…

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Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something special i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. frpamilar@yahoo.co.uk

 
 
 

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