The Big Sleep
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The Big Sleep (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first in his acclaimed series about detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and again in 1978.
The story is noted for its complexity, with many characters double-crossing each other and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; it refers to a rumination in the book about "sleeping the big sleep", and is not descriptive of the plot. In 2005, Time magazine included the novel in its 100 Best Novels published after 1923.
This book is a classic, one of my favorites easily. Gotta love marlowe's attitude!
Great book but...
This particular version is loaded with distracting spelling mistakes. 1 instead of I, hall and tall spelled hail and tail throughout.