#50 — The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Chandler is hailed as one of the literary greats, influencing the detective fiction genre in significant ways. The narrative style was definitely original, and its plain to see how others have been influenced by his work over the years
  • It was very hard to follow the story and so it wasn’t a smooth read; after a while, I just stopped trying and went with the flow. I cheated and looked at the plot on Wikipedia afterwards to make sure I got everything
  • It was definitely misogynistic and racist, but what are you going to do — it was published in 1939…