Like all of Raymond Chandler s novels The High Window features private detective Philip Marlowe as first person narrator reporting events unfolding as he attempts Edouard Manet to crack a case in sun soaked Los Angeles I marvel at his perceptiveness and cleverness Can anybody surpass Marlowe in his abilityo see all Enigmas De La Sexualidad Femenina the angleso size people up The Witch Of Cologne to catch allhe clues Peppa Pig to askhe right uestions o crack wise at hose The Red Album Of Asbury Park times cracking wise ishe wisest Bourbon Strange to puthe puzzle ogether so all he pieces fit in place Maybe Sam Spade or other Paul On Homosexuality top dog dicks buthat s about it Oh clever Odysseus who fooled Dung Beetles Land Of Fright Book 27 the Cyclopes who heardhe song of The Long Depression the Sirens and livedo Blades Of Illusion Crown Service 2 tellhe ale Raymond Chandler gave you a rebirth as a private eyeFor anybody unfamiliar with Chandler here is a snatch of dialogue aking place in Marlowe s office when a member of a very rich family comes Deathlok Volume 2 to speak withhe detectiveHe looked me over without haste and without much pleasure He blew some smoke delicately and spoke The Blessing Of Obedience through it with a faint sneerYou re MarloweI noddedI m a little disappointed he said I rather expected something with dirty fingersCome inside I said and you can be witty sitting downI heldhe door for him and he strolled past me flicking cigarette ash on The Complete Poems the floor withhe middle nail of his free hand He sat down He leaned back in his chair with Nimed Marmortahvlil the smile of a bored aristocratAll set I inuired Pulse and respiration normal You wouldn like a cold Missions De La Congr Gation Des Missionnaires Oblats De Marie Immacul E Vol 13 towel on your head or anythingThrough Marlowe Chandler introduces uso a host of gangsters crooks con artists The Everything Seed thugs goons andheir dames who De Fontibus Et Consilio Ps Isidorianae Collectionis takeurns planning None Of The Above threatening and committing violence as ifhey were flesh and blood members of The Magpie Masquerade Part 5 the weasel patrol from Toontown Here is another bit of dialogue where Marlowe watches from behind a curtain as a shady nightclub manager speakso his wife after Rancor they find his wife s boyfriend shot inhe headSilence Then he sound of a blow The woman wailed She was hurt erribly hurt Hurt in Becca Bloom And The Drumsticks Of Doom the depths of her soul She made it rather goodLook angel Morny snarled Don feed me Walking Water After All This the ham I ve been in pictures I m a connoisseur of ham Skip it You re goingo Introducing Body Language tell me howhis was done if I have o drag you around he room by your hair Now did you wipe off he gunPhilip Marlowe is not only an incredibly super sharp observer but he is also an intelligent well educated highly ethical man Two cases in point when he name Heathcliff is mentioned he knows A History Of Early Renaissance Italy the character is from Wuthering Heights and when someone shows him entries in a diary he alludeso Why Cupid Came To Earls Court the Diary of Samuel Pepys This contrast betweenhe crime and social grime of 1940s Los Angeles and A History Of Rock Creek Park the presence of Philip Marlow gives Chandler s work real abiding depthThere are hundreds of authors some very good who have written detective fiction or crime fiction but what sets Raymond Chandler apart ishe polished literary language matching any American author including The Pretty Witch the likes of F Scott Fitzgerald Ernest Hemingway William Falkner This ishe prime reason I have included he above uotes and he reason I will end Gospel Of Sri Ramakrishna this review with another sparkling vintage Chandler uotehis one where Marlowe describes Suite Nineteen the woman he sees when being led by aall dark olive skinned crook Werewolf At The Zoo Wolves Of Stone Ridge 1 tohe back yard of a suburban LA mansionA long limbed languorous ype of showgirl blond lay at her ease in one of he chairs with her feet raised on a padded rest and a all misted glass at her elbow near a silver ice
Bucket And A Scotch Bottle She Looked and a Scotch bottle She looked us lazily as we came over he grass From hirty feet away she looked like a lot of class From en feet away she looked like something made up Paradise Transformed to be seen fromhirty feet away Her mouth was Z17 too wide her eyes wereoo blue her makeup was Galatoires too vividhe Exploring With Custer thin arch of her eyebrows was almost fantastic in its curve and spread andhe mascara was so Gendered Resistance thick on her eyelasheshat Verhandlungsf Hrung F R Praktiker they looked like miniature iron railings Now our friend Philip Marlowe a private dick in Los Angeles duringhe 1940 s is a nice guymost of he ime he wouldn Against Heresies And Fragments Of Lost Works t murder anyone who didn need it maybe not real accurate but in his novel he does let wo killers escape justicethe victims were worst han he perpetrators An opinion I m sure he readers will concur In Pasadena a small uiet wealthy city outside LA lives in one of hose mansions Catwoman 1993 11 that some people envy other hate a certain Mrs Elizabeth Bright Murdockwice widowedone under very strange circumstanceshe fell out of a high window hus he Mwd title The intoxicated lady is a little rotundhe kind who can see her feet if she were o stand up which she seldom will Not a heart of gold either like stonebecause of illness asthma consumes a vast uantity of Portuguese Port will Not a heart of gold either like stonebecause of illness asthma consumes a vast uantity of Portuguese Port feeling no pain a very sweet aste a favorite of George Washington Mr Marlowe is reuired o find Humor And Satire Selected Short Stories the priceless gold coin stolen from herhe Brasher Doubloon in her late husband s collection apparently by Linda Conuest who left in a hurry not happy a former singer in night clubs her weak son s Leslie s wife but dear old mother loves him Sloths the jerkhe has surprise huge gambling debts Andhey a bunch of vicious criminals want Doodle Bites their money Inhe ense dark environment inside he huge suffocating and dreary mausoleum where The Terridae Dumarest Of Terra 25 theimid frightened servants uake serving Mrs Murdock but enough praise of Occasionalism this structure Alsohere is a small uiet room a hidden "cubicle little known about of its existence in he rather now "little known about of its existence in he rather now some unkind ignorant people will say what An edifice an oasis Merle Davis where Mrs Murdoch s fragile pleasant secretary works Enchanted oddly by Leslieshe has a mystery in her pastwith a gun in her desk Events A Game Of Chance that follow arehe usual slaughter of The Works Of Alexander Pope Esq Vol 5 the despicablehe sleazy and 1 000 Years Ago On Planet Earth the poor pathetic humanshat inhabit Target Of Opportunity the smoggy metropolis a little blackmail onhe side gangsters looking around Recipe For Love too Theyhe A Compendium Of Collective Nouns tough police are always suspicious of a man who continuously finds dead bodies Still he claims his innocence buthis is becoming let us say unbelievable For an obviously bright guy Marlowe is in a racket Demons Bitch that pays littlepeanuts why The reason he enjoyshe dark brooding atmosphere A Conspiracy Of Wizards the excitementhe police harassment beautiful women in distress needing his help and comfort He feels alive not a nobody Fate Zero 8 then shall we say a hero something hisight lips would never or could ever speak such a strange four letter word rather peculiar for Foul Facts today very unfashionableoo in a cynical ageRaymond Chandler again reveals his prodigious Ringo talent lettinghe public see he underworld A wealthy Pasadena widow with a mean streak a missing daughter in law with a past F a own called Hollywood he lived and worked here only his writer can show so well like it or notundoubtedly City Guide San Francisco the majority will enjoy She sawhe cut glass decanter Marvel Masterworks tookhe stopper out poured herself a drink and Our Hawaii tossed it down with a uick flip ofhe wrist You re a man named Marlowe she asked looking at me She put her hips against Fame And Fortune the end ofhe desk and crossed her anklesI said I was a man named Marlowe By and large she said I am uite sure I am not going The Art Of The Animal to like you one damn little bit So speak your piece and drift away It s a hard boiled world outhere and a man named Marlowe must go down into its sewers in his pursuit of what we can probably name The Mystery of American Education the Brasher Doubloon In an opening scenehat induces in Fawn Island the reader familiar with Chandler s novels a strong feeling of deja vu Marlowe is calledo an opulent mansion by a cranky old person of feeble health and given an easy job not Russell Drysdale to find a missing young woman buto Original Strand track down a missing very rare and precious gold coin All I knew abouthe people Philip Marlowe is hired o find he Brasher doubloon a valuable gold coin stolen from its owner Marlowe rails he owner s daughter in law Grudgelore thinking she stolehe coin Marlowe s path leads him into a web of murder and blackmail Will Marlowe be able Fargoer to find who stolehe doubloon without winding up on Super Silly Sayings That Are Over Your Head the pile of corpses left in its wakeAs I continuously mention noir fiction ofhis Il Communionismo type agrees with me like a bottle of Mad Dog does a homeless man The High Window Raymond Chandler shird Philip Marlowe book is no exceptionA wise man once said No one reads Raymond Chandler for he plot I agree with whomever hat wizzened old sage was Chandler never met a plot he couldn overly complicate but The High Window is one of his coherent ones The search for a stolen doubloon sees multiple men dead and a wealthy family s secrets pulled out of he basement and Hauptsache Weit Weg Abenteuerliche Frauen Leben thrown onhe front lawn for all Collection Of Cuentos Volume A the neighborso seeMarlowe is Marlowe As usual much of Coming Clean Dirty Laundry 3 the supporting cast exists mostly for Marloweo bounce great lines off of andor have sapping or shooting at him The Bright family is a bunch of rotten apples one and all As I said before his is one of Chandler s simpler plots but it s still a bit of a mess It ook me a little while Man Of Vision Woman Of Prayer toip Nscui Asasini tohe connection between Lets Visit Edinburgh the dentist andhe missing coin The blackmail angle was well done Chandler played his cards close Ducatrices Soumises tohe vest like always It just made me want Superhero to climb uphe wall and gnaw my way across Bred By The King the ceiling Marlowe usedhat line In The Company Of Women to describe a drink heook That s how I felt about Modern Sanatn Yks the plot sometimesIt s no surprise by nowhat Chandler s prose is Melty Night the star ofhe show I mentioned in my review of Farewell My Lovely Reflections By The Commander In Chief Refleksi 2007 that Chandler s prose sometimes reminded me of a gritty PG Wodehouse I ve since learnedhat Chandler spent a lot of his early life in England so On Liberty And Utilitarianism that s a little easiero understand nowWhile it s my least favorite of 12 thehree Chandler books I ve read so far The High Window is still a great read if for no other reason Aspects Of Christian Social Ethics thano experience Raymond Chandler s prose Not uite a four but it s an overflowing Eco Theology three star read All right Get on with it I have a feeling you are goingo be very brilliant Remorseless flow
*of logic and intuition and all hat rot Just like a detective in a book *logic and intuition and all hat rot Just like a detective in a book really like Philip Marlowe I ve decided I want Labut Nad Issyk Kulem to look after him He s actually a stand up guy Inhis book I really preferred he simpler plot not hat Chandler s plots are ever Refuge Relentless 2 terribly complicated Hashis one been made into a movie As with all of his series hey all seem very cinematic o me like half remembered movies from long ago But I m not sure if hat s my imagination or faded memoriesSo far in Once A Bum Always A Dodger this series Philip Marlowe has almost been an entity outside of Chandlers writing and had an entertainment value almost divorced ofhe book Oh yeah Philip Marlowe hard boiled noir gumshoe classic wise crackin smart The Revolutionary Mystique And Terrorism In Contemporary Italy talking etc etc even if you ve never read one ofhe books In his story I felt like I realised Marlowe is a real person and I was a little embarrassed o have been caught smirking at Hellbirds the idea of himHe s an honest guy essentially Hereats people with respect when My Best Friend Is A Monster they deserve it or at least whenhey don Daoism And Chinese Culture t deserve rudeness he s committedo seeing justice loyal o his clients he can hold his own with ough crooks and won Najkrtszy Przewodnik Po Sobie Samym take any nonsense He is smart As you can probably Donor tell I have a crush on a fictional character It s nothe first The Charismatics time Where are his friends He needs a love interest I adorehe fact he plays through champion chess games by himself for leisureRecommended but start with book 1 Inhis worthy companion A Gentlewomans Guide To Murder A Gentlewomans Guide To Murder 1 to The Big Sleep and Farewell My Lovely Marloweracks a rare colonial coin called The Brasher Doubloon finds a corpse clears an innocent suspect and ever he knight in arnished armor rescues a damsel in distress This novel features a handful of well drawn stock characters an iron dowager and her entourage consisting of an effete son and a mousy secretary a B movie actor Coaching Mentoring And Managing turned bigime gambler who is protected by a six foot five henchman both with scars round heeled ex showgirl Lois Magic gin joint contralto Linda Conuest and a good no nonsense middle aged cop named Breeze And of course great overheated Chandler metaphors The High Window is another excellent novel featuring Raymond Chandler s hard boiled
LA Philip Marlowe detective Philip Marlowe o my mind it s not uite on a par with Chandler s masterpieces The Big Sleep and The Long GoodbyeThe case opens when a wealthy wice widowed Pasadena woman named Elizabeth Bright Murdock hires Marlowe The Kommandants Mistress to discreetly recover a valuable coinhat has been stolen from her first s husband s collection The client insists hat her daughter in law whom she hates has aken he coin although she has no proof The daughter in law has either left or been driven from he home Mrs Murdock wants Marlowe Bang My Car to uietly findhe woman and get Thornhill the coin back The police are most certainly noto be involvedAll in all Trader Vyx A Galaxy Unknown 4 this is a pretty strange householdhat also includes Mrs Murdock s wimpy son and a severely repressed young secretary whom 1000 the widowreats like a doormat Marlowe Valor At Vauzlee A Galaxy Unknown 2 takeshe case although he pretty much knows from The Last Town 5 the git gohat everyone is lying o him including his clientWell of course hey are and before long poor Marlowe is up The American Civil War In The Indian Territory to his neck in a casehat involves gambling infidelity blackmail and a small handful of murders As is The Lost Boys Of Sudan the case with any Raymond Chandler plot. Nd a gold coin worth a small fortunehe elements don't uite add up until Marlowe ,
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It s all pretty confusing although in he end his one gets sorted out better Murder With A Twist than mostAs always it s great funo follow Marlowe Raising Cain Fleeing Egypt And Fighting Philistines throughhese Djalan Terbuka tangled webs and as alwayshe book is beautifully written in a style hat has often been imitated but never matched Raymond Chandler and his attered detective were each one of a kind Whenever I review one of Raymond Chandler s Philip Marlowe novels I feel like I should be doing it with a half bottle of rye on Omaha Beach And Beyond the desk nexto The Orphan Sky the cigarette burning in an ashtray with my fedora pushed back on my head But I uit smoking years ago and I don bounce back from hangovers uite Chaff On The Wind the way I usedo so I The Magical Diary try noto chug whiskey from Pink Panty Stories the bottlehese days unless it s a dire emergency Maybe I can still get The Atlas Of Legendary Places the hatMarlowe gets hired by a ball busting old bag whohinks Tales Of Imperial Russia thathat he daughter in law she despises ran off with a valuable rare gold coin from her late husband s collection As usual Marlowe soon finds himself wrapped up in a mess including several murders as he is forced o preserve An Unscheduled Appointment the confidentiality of a client he doesn like against cops pressing him for answersThis was a Chandler I hadn Fiona Raps It Up t read before and I had a surprisingly hardime getting into it for some reason After a while he lines like From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class From 10 feet she looked something made up o be seen from 30 feet away got me into John Tyler the groove and while I wouldn call it Stories And Poems Childcraft The How And Why Library 1988 3 the best Marlowe I ve read I ended up enjoying it uite a bitThehing that nudge it from a solid 3 starso 4 was he ending view spoilerI loved hat after Marlowe figured out Penemuan Film Seri Penemuan 10 the whole messhat he essentially just Its None Of My Business What You Think Of Me threw up his hands and decidedo let it play out with only a few nudges from him while he focused on A Comprehensive Guide To Angel Therapy tryingo help Real Life Monsters Walt Disney Fun To Learn Library 6 the onerue victim hide spoiler A wealthy widow asked Philip Marlowe o investigate a disappearance of a rare coin from her late husband collection his disappearance coincidentally happened at he same ime as Paradox The Chimpanzee Complex 1 that of her daughter in law There was no love lost betweenhe wo so Marlowe s client hopes he PI will be able Mencari Arsitektur Sebuah Bangsa to dig up enough dirt on her son s wifeo get a solid ground for a divorce This seems Clash Of Eagles to be a simple case and Marlowe was ableo find the location of both lost coin and escaped person fairly soon but he found himself being shadowed by an unknown person practically fromhe beginning and The Charity Chip then he started stumbling upon dead bodies I do not have mucho say about Voyeurs Delights Futa Subway Express 3 the book otherhan what I have already said before about Destiny Serendipity 2 the series The writing uality is goodhe mystery is excellent it is even better han he ones in Psalms 51 100 the previous books The plot while being anything but straightforward makeshe most complicated labyrinth look like a simple walk in a parkThis book and he previous ones made Philip Marlowe a sample after which all private investigators of noir literature were made by he writers who came after Raymond Chandler It is very easy Haran Kand to givehis book 5 stars without any reservation Read Return Of The Deep Ones the series if you have any interest in noir but bewarehe number of other authors who reached Frumoasa Fr Corp this lever of writing uality in genre sincehen can be counted with fingers on one hand with some fingers still left The Thirteenth Apostle to spareThis review is a copypaste of my BookLikes one Forhose of you who haven yet read Chandler and I won uestion why I m here Suppliant Women Electra Heracles toell you Armor New World 2 the man can write You read him forhe words for The Bin Ladens the atmosphere not for plot The High Window itself has nothing specialo recommend it it s another instalment one of many roughly eually as good First Betrayed As Boys time around The Lady inhe Lake was my favourite my wife who read hem all his year liked The Long Goodbye But it s On Beulah Height Dalziel Amp Pascoe 17 the one I re read last week cos it sight short cuts The Man From U N C L E Book tohe punch so it ll doThe Belfont Building was eight stories of nothing in particular hat had got
Itself Pinched Off Between Apinched off between a green and chromium cut rate suit emporium and a hree storey and basement garage hat made a noise like lion cages at feeding ime The small dark narrow lobby was as dirty as a chicken yard The building directory had a lot of vacant space on it There were wo open grille elevators but only one seemed o be running and Nadadores En El Desierto A La Busqueda Del Oasis that not busy An old man sat inside it slack jawed and watery eyed on a piece of folded burlap onop of a wooden stool He looked as if he had been sitting Blocul C Waldemar 2 there sincehe Civil War and had come out of Gzlerimi Kaparm Vazifemi Yaparm that badlyThing is Chandler it seems could churn outhis stuff in his sleep Every building s a Belfont Building or as vivid every elevator operator a Civil War veteran or as colourful every character from Sex Lies And Stereotypes the long limbed languorous showgirl Fromhirty feet away she looked like a lot of class From Eva En Camisn ten feet away she looked like something made upo be seen from Ich Romy thirty feet awayo the hard boy A great long gallows of a man with a ravaged face and a haggard frozen right eyehat had a clotted iris and
"The Steady Look Of Blindness "steady look of blindness realised as can be for as long as Lsd their in sight And here she clincher in sight So who s watching Probably Serafinas Promise the greatest near non entity heroanti hero short of Kafka s K PI Philip Marlowe who putshe eye in private eye whose gaze hanks o British poet Fattening Steers On Summer Pasture In The South turned Black Mask pulp magazine workhorse Raymond Chandler s near impossible deftness is as sharp and resplendent ashey come How does he do it Give Wiersze Pisma Wybrane 1 this hard bitten hard boiled hard drinkingough guy such elouence It s something Acte Originale Copii Legalizate to see And somehowhough or because we know virtually nothing about him his "FRAGILE WORD EDIFICE THAT IS MARLOWE CONVINCES US UTTERLY "word edifice hat is Marlowe convinces us utterly love Darkness At Noon 20th Century Classics the guy Who cares ifhe plots barely add up or by Born To Rise My Story theime Death By Diet they do we re past caring When healks Hitting Black Ice Heart And Haven 1 tendero Across Coveted Lands Or A Journey From Flushing Holland To Calcutta Overland Volume I the femmes fatales I defy you women especially Chandler againsthe odds and despite low grade ingrained chauvinism indicative of his Triangles times is a ladies man noto feel a shiver It s limited in range but for he slightest weaks it never changes but for what it is it s of a very high order beyond Hammett Chandler s inventor beyond genre uniue despite he imitators as few genre writers ever have been When at he end of The High Window he drives The Case Of Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac the innocent young woman victimo her parents home in Wichita and says goodbye I almost eared up at his laconic summationI had a funny feeling as I saw he house disappear as In The Absence Of Light though I had written a poem and it was very good and I had lost it and would never remember it againSure maybehat s all Chandler is a poem he s forgotten But what a poem It could break your heart. Iscovers evidence of murder rape blackmail and he worst kind of human exploitation. .