A review by samanthawattam
Farewell, My Lovely, by Raymond Chandler

dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Synopsis: It all starts with Moose Malloy who is looking for Velma a redhead, he has just been released from prison where he did 8 years for a bank job and Velma was his girl.   Philip Marlowe, a P.I. has the misfortune to meet him, which leads to a whole heap of trouble. 
Review: I thought that I would like this more than I did I found the story a struggle to maintain interest in.  It has bags of atmosphere but for me it lacks an interesting storyline and although it is very clever and it does all wind up where you understand how the pieces all fit together I just didn’t like the journey. 
Also be forewarned the language and stereotypes are by today’s standards very out of date and to many offensive. 

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