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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. Here s a good solid biography of mystery writer Raymond Chandler After working my way through the books this was a good read to understand the man behind the mysteries There are some connections between Phillip Marlowe and Chandler a life long alcoholic What I didn t know were Chandler s early literary aspirations which got shelved for about two decades while he worked as an accountant for an oil company Starting in his 50th year he began writing the books after an apprenticeship in the pulpsIn the end Chandler is his own worst enemy The Book of Beginnings read to understand the man behind the mysteries There are some connections between Phillip Marlowe and Chandler a life long alcoholic What I didn t know were Chandler s early literary aspirations which got shelved for about two decades while he worked as an accountant for an oil company Starting in his 50th year he began writing the books after an apprenticeship in the pulpsIn the end Chandler is his own worst enemy

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Raymond Chandler

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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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


10 thoughts on “Raymond Chandler

  1. says:

    Tom Hiney has thoroughly catalogued the somewhat bizarre and troubled life of Raymond Chandler who would become perhaps the most celebrated crime novelist of the Twentieth Century Chandler was born in the US in 1888 and educated in England Returning to the US he found his way to Los Angeles where he became an oil company executiveChandler's father abandoned his family when Raymond was a boy and Raymond was raised thereafter by his mother

  2. says:

    Reading this biography I found myself coming to like Raymond Chandler than I thought I wouldThrough various articles I’d read I had come to the impression that Chandler the man was cantankerous rude and nothing like Philip Marlowe The very p

  3. says:

    Decent but not great bio on the great mystery writer One strength of the book is its detailed chapters on Chandler's writing proces

  4. says:

    Hiney's biography leans heavily on Frank MacShane's 1976 biography a superior book in most respects The one advantage that Hiney has over MacShane is his mildly skeptical response to some of the episodes MacShane

  5. says:

    Here's a good solid biography of mystery writer Raymond Chandler After working my way through the books this was a good read to understand the man behind the mysteries There are some connections between Phillip Mar

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    Read this book starting with th

  7. says:

    Having read most of the Phillip Marlowe series I am a big fan This is a well resourced and written factual bio about a complex genius Born in 1888 Chandler went to school in England moved to the US and tried being a poet at which he was extremely mediocre He was gifted at math and became in 3 4 months an accountant This was in the depression and he became wealthy working for a large oil company rising to an

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    so

  9. says:

    I can't believe the author missed the fact that the writer for the screenplay of Robert Altman's film The Long Goodbye was

  10. says:

    The blurb says something like this biography is a good thriller Lamely put and I wouldn't uite say it's true but I did th

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