Philip Marlowe's Guide to Life Hardback
Philip Marlowe is the quintessential American detective.
His effortless masculinity, smouldering sexuality and silver tongue remain the embodiment of cool.
He likes booze, women, and working alone - portrayed on film by the rougher, tougher stars of Hollywood, Robert Mitchum and Humphrey Bogart - but, in a world defined by betrayal, mistrust, and double-dealing, Marlowe's rough exterior belies an unshakeable code of honour.
Taken together, his observations and witticisms represent some of the most scathing and brilliant writing in crime fiction, and coalesce into a wonderfully alluring worldview, a vision of unswerving righteousness, accountability, and stylish conduct in a sea of turpitude and injustice.
Chandler's genius transcended genre and left behind a legacy of grit and disarming beauty.
Here is a brilliant and loving tribute to that legacy that's sure to delight fans old and new.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 02/03/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780715635421