Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: The Little Sister

by Michael Lark | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 0684829339 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mojosmom of Chicago, Illinois USA on 4/7/2003
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Monday, April 07, 2003
Pre-numbered label used for registration.

Noir graphics for a noir novel.

I am setting up a book ring for this. So far we have:


Journal Entry 2 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Sunday, April 13, 2003
This is the book ring in order:

greedyreader (Oakland, NJ)
hrairoo (Homer City, PA)
glait (Malvern, PA)
beladormecidaa (Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal)
too-ticki (Copenhagen, Sjælland, Denmark)
juliebarreto (Kamuela, Hawaii)
moogytee (Sacramento, CA)
mojosmom (Chicago, IL)

Released on Monday, April 14, 2003 at Controlled Release in Chicago, Illinois USA.

The Little Sister Book Ring begins! She has set off on an around the world journey; first stop, New Jersey. Have a good time and make lots of new friends, Little Sister!

Journal Entry 4 by greedyreader from Oakland, New Jersey USA on Monday, April 21, 2003
Thank you mojosmom. I just received the book today and look forward to reading it. Impressions to follow ...

Journal Entry 5 by greedyreader from Oakland, New Jersey USA on Monday, April 28, 2003
I was very interested in this old detective story; redone within a graphic novel format. Needless to say, I have been thinking about it a lot. The story was deep and sparce at the same time. Was it intentional slimming on the part of the illustrator? And I was so busy examining the graphics that I really had no clue who the "bad guys" were (though I wasn't too far off). The graphic nuances distracted from the literary nuances (if there were any). Now, if I didn't know OF Raymond Chandler, this book would have been stellar in and of itself. But, since Chandler is known as a compelling writer, I guess I was looking for MORE. (And why the heck did Marlowe kiss Oframay anyway, she was drawn so dowdily?)

Thanks you mojosmom, for giving me the opportunity to read this book. The graphics were very compelling. And I think I will take the original story out of the library and see how the two differ in story line.

~ sending to hrairoo tomorrow, media mail.

Journal Entry 6 by Hrairoo from San Francisco, California USA on Saturday, May 10, 2003
Got this book in the mail from Greedyreader a few days back. I've had a hectic week with no time for reading, but I plan to dive into it this weekend.

Journal Entry 7 by Hrairoo from San Francisco, California USA on Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Whoa! I can't believe it's taken me this long to journal my impressions of the Little Sister. Forgive me! My mind runs off on vacation quite often these days, sometimes months at a time.

Anyway, I really enjoyed this book. Although I'm quite enamoured of the whole noir genre (mostly films) I've never read Raymond Chandler before, so I entered into reading this graphic novel with little or no expectations or preconceptions. Some of the graphics were a bit dowdy, I agree... Orfamay looks like a blind turtle-bat... however, I thought they complemented the story nicely. The story itself was just tasty enough to keep me interested throughout, although it did leave me feeling as if a bit too much cropping had to be done to the original novel. But this is to be expected... some stories just lend themselves better to such adaptations.

All in all, this was an enjoyable read, and a nice little glimpse into an (only partially fictional) American past I've never known. I sent it off to GLAIT at the end of May/early June... I'm hoping she got it & the postman hasn't stolen it for himself? Thanks MOJOSMOM for including me in this book ring...

Journal Entry 8 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Friday, September 05, 2003
It looks like this Book Ring has come to a premature conclusion. Hrairoo mailed it to glait three months ago, and no journal entry. I don't know if glait ever received it, because she has not responded to my PM's asking about it.

I'm sorry this book won't get back to me, but mostly I'm sorry that the others on the ring won't get to read it :-((

Journal Entry 9 by mojosmom from Chicago, Illinois USA on Saturday, September 27, 2003
You've got to love BookCrossers! Greedyreader offered to re-start the bookring, though with another Marlowe volume: Raymond Chandler's Marlowe; The Authorized Philip Marlowe Graphic Novel

Go to the journal entries there to see the rest of the journey!

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