|Plot Summary of The Long Goodbye|
A private eye searches through various strata of LA culture for his friend, Terry Lennox, who seems to have disappeared. A major subplot involves an alcoholic novelist with writer's block.
You can read this book for the language and the social observation; one of Chandler's recurring themes is the corruption just below the surface of nearly everything.
This synopsis report prepared by Riley Wallihan
Detective Philip Marlowe, after helping his friend Terry Lennox escape across the border into Mexico, discovers that Terry may be guilty of murdering his wife. As Marlowe tries to find the truth behind Sylvia Lennox's death, he becomes drawn into the high society/high corruption world of an eccentric author and his beautiful, cruel wife.
This synopsis report prepared by Ryan Harvey
|Chapter Analysis of The Long Goodbye|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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