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  1. says:

    Tom Hiney has thoroughly catalogued the somewhat bizarre and troubled life of Raymond Chandler who would become perhaps th

  2. says:

    Reading this biography I found myself coming to like Raymond Chandler than I thought I wouldThrough various articles I’d

  3. says:

    Decent but not great bio on the great mystery writer One strength of the book is its detailed chapters on Chandle

  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 seems to have taken

  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 Marlowe and Chandler a life long alcoholic What I didn't know were Chandler's early literary aspirations which go

  6. says:

    Read this book starting with the last section as it describes Chandler's declining health and spiral into depression and alcohol Then I leap f

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    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

  8. says:

    some pretty avoidable errors in here that only someone who didn't go to the prom in high school would notice phillip marlowe is 33 not 30 at the start of the big sleep; danny glover starred in a showtime television adaptatio

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    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. 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 think it was as absorbing as Chandler's own stuff even maybe so

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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 Devoted to Drew year marriage to Cissy a woman seventeen Marriage by Deception years before

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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. 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 with the help of relatives At an early age he developed a serious problem with alcohol and throughout his life he also had some very odd relationships with women most especially his wife of thirty one years Cissy who was seventeen years his senior He was often ill at ease in the company of others and spent long periods of time in seclusion accompanied only by his beloved wife His best books were composed during these self imposed retreatsChandler was ultimately fired from his job with the oil company when his drinking became too much of a problem and he decided to become a full time writer He approached the problem systematically studying the process of writing He wrote several short stories principally for the pulp magazine Black Mask and then produced his first novel at the age of fifty He would ultimately produce several of the great crime novels of his or any other era including The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely and The Long Goodbye He also became a very successful screenwriter and is doubtless best remembered for his work on Double Indemnity which remains probably the most classic of American noir filmsIt took some time for the books to find a wide audience and for Chandler to earn the plaudits he was certainly due and by the end of his life his behavior had become even erratic as his drinking problem became even pronounced He once told his doctor one would hope in jest that his daily consumption was moderate a bottle of Scotch several cocktails doubles of course and various wines with his meals In the end it would be his undoing and Chandler died in 1959 at the age of seventyHiney describes all of this thoroughly and competently he also provides synopses of Chandler s novels but the book falls a bit short in Hiney s analysis of all of this There s very little explanation of why Chandler might have behaved as he did and very little actual analysis of his work Those looking for a thorough record of Chandler s life will be well served with this book those expecting a bit will likely be somewhat disappointed Hers to Protect years in Nebraska his education in England and on the corrupt streets of Los Angeles. 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 with the help of relatives At an early age he developed a serious problem with alcohol and throughout his life he also had some very odd relationships with women most especially his wife of thirty one Her Small-Town Hero years Cissy who was seventeen Red Tail (Travis Trilogy years his senior He was often ill at ease in the company of others and spent long periods of time in seclusion accompanied only by his beloved wife His best books were composed during these self imposed retreatsChandler was ultimately fired from his job with the oil company when his drinking became too much of a problem and he decided to become a full time writer He approached the problem systematically studying the process of writing He wrote several short stories principally for the pulp magazine Black Mask and then produced his first novel at the age of fifty He would ultimately produce several of the great crime novels of his or any other era including The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely and The Long Goodbye He also became a very successful screenwriter and is doubtless best remembered for his work on Double Indemnity which remains probably the most classic of American noir filmsIt took some time for the books to find a wide audience and for Chandler to earn the plaudits he was certainly due and by the end of his life his behavior had become even erratic as his drinking problem became even pronounced He once told his doctor one would hope in jest that his daily consumption was moderate a bottle of Scotch several cocktails doubles of course and various wines with his meals In the end it would be his undoing and Chandler died in 1959 at the age of seventyHiney describes all of this thoroughly and competently he also provides synopses of Chandler s novels but the book falls a bit short in Hiney s analysis of all of this There s very little explanation of why Chandler might have behaved as he did and very little actual analysis of his work Those looking for a thorough record of Chandler s life will be well served with this book those expecting a bit will likely be somewhat disappointed

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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 A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House 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