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Parker, author of the Spenser novels, has made this "sequel to Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep " a stunning .

Parker, author of the Spenser novels, has made this "sequel to Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep " a stunning, drop-dead success. Private eye Philip Marlowe spins a yarn of greed, madness and death with the cool-eyed cynicism (and good-guy core) that made him the classic hardboiled dick. The era is post-WW II ("GI mortgages"), possibly early '50s ("cha cha cha"), the . dream beginning to sour. Parker's effort goes beyond pastiche: he uses flashbacks from The Big Sleep daringly and seamlessly, and his terse style (a cop asks for the time of death: "Any idea when yet?") is flawlessly in Chandler's footsteps.

Perchance to Dream is a detective crime novel by Robert B. Parker, written as an authorized sequel to The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. Following his post-mortem collaboration with Chandler on Poodle Springs, this 1991 release is the second and final Philip Marlowe novel written by Parker.

Parker, Robert . 1932-2010; Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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Raymond Chandler The Big Sleep 1 IT WAS ABOUT ELEVEN O'CLOCK in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark blue clocks on them. Читать онлайн The Big Sleep.

Perchance to Dream by Robert B. Parker December, 1993 Penguin Putnam NY Berkley paperback 1st printing. Good+ condition, solid copy, creased, writing on spine, edge wear, store stamped. Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser detective novels and foremost interpreter of the Chandler tradition, embarks once again into Chandler territory with an all-new sequel to the 1939 classic The Big Sleep

Perchance to Dream is Robert B. Parker’s authorized sequel to Raymond Chandler’s incredibly complex novel, The Big Sleep. Parker takes most of the same characters (at least those who were still alive.

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Perchance to Dream book. The Ghost of Raymond Chandler:How dare anyone write a sequel to my book,The Big Sleep,Perchance to Dream, not a bad name for my great novel, by the way,and where did I hear that before? This writer who shall remain nameless, doesn't do justice to the king. Let's say I needed the money for the booze. A guy had to pay the bills.

Raymond Chandler wrote those immortal words on the final page of his first Marlowe thriller in 1939. Today, The Big Sleep is considered the all-time masterpiece of hard-boiled suspense.

Vintage crime/black lizard. Other Books By Raymond Chandler. A division of random house, inc. New york. ONE. It was about eleven o’clock in the morning, mid October, with the sun not shining and a look of hard wet rain in the clearness of the foothills. I was neat, clean, shaved and sober, and I didn’t care who knew it.

When a sinister doctor pairs up with a sex-crazed eccentric to kidnap the psychotic Carol Sternwood, Marlowe's investigation leads him ever deeper into a decadent southern Californian underworld

A pretty entertaining attempt at imitating Raymond Chandler. It reads more like some of Chandler's early practice short stories than his complete novels. It has a slightly unfinished feel to it and is some what diminished by Parker's use of direct Chandler passages. Mr. Parker is a good writer but he is not Raymond Chandler (of course for that matter know one else is either). This is a nice novel if you don't expect the impossible. No writer can really imitate another especially one who wrote years ago. In my opinion Mr. Parker would be best off creating his own original work and let Mr. Chandler's writing join him in "sleeping the big sleep" so to speak.
This novel seems to be only cursorily written by Robert Parker. It includes copious quotes borrowed from Chandler's original, THE BIG SLEEP. Regrettably, the direct contrast between these two writers this engenders only serves to illustrate just how lacking Parker's approach to Chandler's characters is. It is easy to imagine that the publishers hoped to capitalize on Chandler and Phillip Marlow's name recognition, and Parker (a much better writer than this volume demonstrates) was willing to prostitute his art by spending a few days writing this novel in return for some ready cash.

At times, the novel reads like Parker is only grudgingly involved in the story. It seems hardly worth the effort for him or the reader to finish the novel. It's an uphill climb. In PERCHANCE TO DREAM, Parker contends with the same dilemma Chandler faced in POODLE SPRINGS. Chandler's first four chapters of POODLE SPRINGS somewhat resolves this issue by having Marlow, now married to money in the form of Linda Loring, live a stubbornly independent life. Faced with continuing POODLE SPRINGS from there, Parker unintentionally writes himself into a corner. He had not anticipated subsequently writing, PERCHANCE TO DREAM. POODLE SPRINGS is a successful novel because Parker not only writes a very good mystery story, he also resolves the domestic dilemma Chandler originally created by allowing Phillip Marlow to marry Linda Loring in PLAYBACK.

One of the big problems with PERCHANCE TO DREAM is that Parker has Marlow refuse to marry Vivian Regan. That is essentially the same dilemma Chandler's Marlow will later face with Linda Loring in Chandler's PLAYBACK. In PERCHANCE..., Parker's Marlow ducks the issue simply by explaining his dilemma to Vivian. He cannot marry her, because eventually he would become her puppet, and a mere slave to her money, a Mr. Regan. She accepts his rationale and backs away. This is unbelievable since Vivian Regan has been depicted as a very independent, strong woman, (portrayed by Chandler in THE BIG SLEEP- - and Lauren Bacall in the film) who always gets what she wants and would never accept Marlow's lame excuse. Chandler's Linda refuses to accept almost the exact same argument, yet winds up getting her man. Parker writes himself into a corner. In PERCHANCE..., he can't allow Marlow to marry Vivian because that novel predates PAYBACK, and would contradict Chandler's work. The restraints this puts on his creative talents is perhaps why Parker subsequently refused to write any future Marlow novels, and why PERCHANCE TO DREAM is so indifferently written.

In the end, of course, any Marlow is better than no Marlow. That is why it deserves more than one star.
The metamorphis of Marlow to Spencer continues where Parker left off in Poodle Springs. Parker is a true craftsmen and the read is enjoyable.
Parker writes in the Raymond Chandler mode.
Good mystery
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The problem with this book is actually obvious, it's a sequel to the first book in a series. I'm not saying it's bad, it's actually worth a read, but all the constraints imposed by that really sap anything really creative from happening. So it feels wooden, like a paint-by-numbers kit. If you keep in mind it's not going to be a true Marlowe story when you read it, it's actually pretty good.
Robert B. Parker and Raymond Chandler were two of the best. Parker picked up Marlowe right where Chandler left off and continued the story. Good writing and right for the time period. A wonderful read that took me back in mt memories to the sleuths of the 50's.
Robert Parker captures Chandler's characters and the aura of the time. His plot is twisty enough and the prose is graceful and evocative though no one can form images as clear-eyed and sensuous as Chandler's. He's the master but Parker does a loving good job of it. I was hoping for some Chandler magic one more time and in PERCHANCE TO DREAM, I got it.