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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Big Sleep - Summer 2010 - Genre: Mystery

Genre #5 -- Mystery
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
read 6/10/2010 - 6/12/2010

You can't really go wrong with a good ol' fashioned mystery novel. I forgot that I had seen the movie, so as I was reading, scenes from the movie kept flashing into my head. Fortunately, I didn't remember the end, so the ending was still a surprise for me. I actually kind of had a hard time tracking with this book. I think part of it was due to the fact that a ton of characters are introduced in the beginning, and I didn't really have enough time to "get to know" the characters and distinguish them from one another. Also, for a 1930's novel, I was quite surprised by the quantity of cuss words--over the top.

This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.

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