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Farewell, My Lovely
Farewell, My Lovely | Raymond Chandler
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Philip Marlowe has been out of work for a while when he witnesses the felon Malloy loudly questioning a nightclub manager about the whereabouts of his ex-girlfriend, Velma. When Malloy shoots the manager and goes on the lam, Marlowe is pulled into a dangerous chain of events that will end only when he solves the case.Farewell, My Lovelyis the second novel to feature author Raymond Chandlers hard-boiled detective, Philip Marlowe. Since he first appeared in ChandlersThe Big Sleepin 1939, this famous character has come to define modern ideas of the private investigator.Farewell My Lovelywas the first Marlowe story to be adapted for film.
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EadieB
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dramatization of book, Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler. Philip Marlowe 2nd mystery. setting is California 40s. Moose Malloy is looking for red-haired Velma Valento. Malloy has smashed up the club, broken the manager's neck, and headed out of the door. Marlowe has a hunch that he can find Velma. He just has to hope that curiosity doesn't get him killed. Story full of wisecracks & colorful characters & humor of Chandler. Highly recommended!

Ruthiella I‘ve only read The Big Sleep but the dialogue was so crazy fun to read! 4mo
EadieB @Ruthiella This one brought me up to 240 of the 1001 books. Thought I had 236 but it was 239. 4mo
Ruthiella @EadieB Whohoo! 🥳 4mo
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Gezemice
Farewell, My Lovely | Raymond Chandler
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I am considering deleting my TBR on Goodreads because I feel like it hams me in and I can‘t choose what I want to read... but I don‘t want to lose the ideas. Plus, I love list challenges. So I saved it there! Here is the list before I terminate it.
https://www.listchallenges.com/farewell-lovely-tbr
@Riveted_Reader_Melissa - here you go :)

RealBooks4ever That's kinda sad! 😢 If it makes you feel better then it's good... 12mo
Gezemice @RealBooks4ever oh, it will make me feel better. I already feel better! 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow! I bet that took you a lot of work to make. Now I‘ll have to go take the list quiz! 12mo
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Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Nah, most books are in the database so I justsearch and click. I had toadd four books, those took a little longer. I was having fun with it. I now have deleted them from Goodreads, except for the 14 I actually mean to read soon. I feel like a huge weight has lifted! 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice As long as you feel better, that‘s all that really matters. 12mo
Zelma I got rid of my Goodreads TBR last year as well. I have my Litsy one just to scan through when I‘m at the library. But I hated the number attached to the Goodreads one. 12mo
Gezemice @Zelma I knew I am not the only one! It felt like a burden. I was trimming it regularly, and at the end it seemed like all the serious books were left. I will keep the list as reference to pick from, but seeing it as “to be read” feels oppressive. 12mo
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Blueberry
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Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️♥️ 12mo
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mdhughes72
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We finally had to say goodbye to this guy after about 16 years. He brought so much joy to so many. I‘m feeling bereft today.

Lel2403 Oh. Bless your heart...hugs 💕 (edited) 1y
SoniaC So sorry for your loss. They bring us so much joy and ask for so little. 1y
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BookDragonNotWorm
Farewell, My Lovely | Raymond Chandler

It took me a while to get into this one, but the P.I. has personality for days! His internal dialogue is funny and fiesty. Seems almost modern except for all the slang from the 1930s.

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bunneeboy
Farewell, My Lovely | Raymond Chandler
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Shoe leather and saps, all over again...

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erzascarletbookgasm
Farewell My Lovely (Revised) | Raymond Chandler
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These #spines really irritate me because I‘m missing the tagged book!
#philipmarlowebook2
#readingresolutions

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Kristelh
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Liz_M 6 good titles there! But perhaps the bottom book should stay at the bottom of the tbr. 😁 2y
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Brie
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Marlowe is on the trail of a missing nightclub singer, but before he can make some progress, he‘s caught up in a couple murders, jewel thieves, police corruption, and a psychic. What‘s most puzzling of all is how these elements all fit together, but Marlowe solves the case along with the help of few drinks, some snappy wisecracks, and an inquisitive sidekick.

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Jeanne5
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I have been reading Raymond Chandler. The hard-boiled detective is a model I‘ve been studying as one type of detective. Although dated (Chandler wrote in the 1940s), the plot has a bite and sting that make it relevant and reliable. Philip Marlowe is as world weary as he is bone weary and the guy seems to always be in need of a clean suit and a nap. But he gets the job done with witty dialogue and a couple of drinks (more than a couple).

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MrBook
Farewell, My Lovely | Raymond Chandler
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#TBRtemptation post 4! This is the 2nd installment in the Philip Marlowe series. Marlowe' about to give up on a routine case. Then he gets caught up in a murder, and a ring of jewel thieves, more murder, a fortune-teller, more murder, and a heavy dose of corruption. All in a day's work for the detective. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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AshleyHoss820
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The bodies just keep piling up and the hard-boiled gumshoe keeps delivering zinging one-liners! I love Chandler's work! 81/1,001 #1001Books

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Farewell, My Lovely | Raymond Chandler
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Melissa: "Farewell, My Lovely is a thriller and a love story - and it's about murder and corruption in the 1940s. It was given to me by a guy on our first date. I have no idea what to make of that. It didn't work out for us but we're still friends."

ThomasHewlett Love that book! Haven't seen that edition but what a cool cover. 4y
Jake I love how this guy brought a book to their first date. I wish people brought me books like they brought wine to events. 4y
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clairelisebella
Farewell, My Lovely | Raymond Chandler
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Time for a new adventure!

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