The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 379
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 0394757688
ISBN 13: 9780394757681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Goodbye Book Review:

An encounter with a drunk brings both adventure and trouble to a cynical middle-aged private detective

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye
Author: Meghan O'Rourke
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-04-14
ISBN 10: 1101486554
ISBN 13: 9781101486559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Goodbye Book Review:

"Anguished, beautifully written... The Long Goodbye is an elegiac depiction of drama as old as life." -- The New York Times Book Review From one of America's foremost young literary voices, a transcendent portrait of the unbearable anguish of grief and the enduring power of familial love. What does it mean to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, Meghan O'Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. In the first anguished days, she began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to capture the paradox of grief-its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies-an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond. O'Rourke's story is one of a life gone off the rails, of how watching her mother's illness-and separating from her husband-left her fundamentally altered. But it is also one of resilience, as she observes her family persevere even in the face of immeasurable loss. With lyricism and unswerving candor, The Long Goodbye conveys the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life, and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss. Effortlessly blending research and reflection, the personal and the universal, it is not only an exceptional memoir, but a necessary one.

The Long Good bye

The Long Good bye
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2005-07-07
ISBN 10: 0141041145
ISBN 13: 9780141041148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Good bye Book Review:

The Long Good-bye is a classic novel by Raymond Chandler, the master of hard-boiled crime. Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He's willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA's Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn't kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth? 'Anything Chandler writes about grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess Best-known as the creator of the original private eye, Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 and died in 1959. Many of his books have been adapted for the screen, and he is widely regarded as one of the very greatest writers of detective fiction. His books include The Big Sleep, The Little Sister, Farewell, My Lovely, The Long Good-bye, The Lady in the Lake, Playback, Killer in the Rain, The High Window and Trouble is My Business.

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye
Author: Patti Davis
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-07-27
ISBN 10: 0307801853
ISBN 13: 9780307801852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Goodbye Book Review:

Ronald Reagan’s daughter writes with a moving openness about losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease. The simplicity with which she reveals the intensity, the rush, the flow of her feelings encompasses all the surprises and complexities that ambush us when death gradually, unstoppably invades life. In The Long Goodbye, Patti Davis describes losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease, saying goodbye in stages, helpless against the onslaught of a disease that steals what is most precious–a person’s memory. “Alzheimer’s,” she writes, “snips away at the threads, a slow unraveling, a steady retreat; as a witness all you can do is watch, cry, and whisper a soft stream of goodbyes.” She writes of needing to be reunited at forty-two with her mother (“she had wept as much as I over our long, embittered war”), of regaining what they had spent decades demolishing; a truce was necessary to bring together a splintered family, a few weeks before her father released his letter telling the country and the world of his illness . . . The author delves into her memories to touch her father again, to hear his voice, to keep alive the years she had with him. She writes as if past and present were coming together, of her memories as a child, holding her father’ s hand, and as a young woman whose hand is being given away in marriage by her father . . . of her father teaching her to ride a bicycle, of the moment when he let her go and she went off on her own . . . of his teaching her the difference between a hawk and a buzzard . . . of the family summer vacations at a rented beach house–each of them tan, her father looking like the athlete he was, with a swimmer’s broad shoulders and lean torso. . . . She writes of how her father never resisted solitude, in fact was born for it, of that strange reserve that made people reach for him. . . . She recalls him sitting at his desk, writing, staring out the window . . . and she writes about the toll of the disease itself, the look in her father’s eyes, and her efforts to reel him back to her. Moving . . . honest . . . an illuminating portrait of grief, of a man, a disease, and a woman and her father. With a preface written by the author for the eBook edition.

Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Novel Paperback

Ghost in the Shell 2  Innocence  Novel   Paperback
Author: Masaki Yamada
Publsiher: VIZ Media LLC
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2007-07-17
ISBN 10: 9781421513942
ISBN 13: 1421513943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Novel Paperback Book Review:

Part man, but mostly machine, Batou is the toughest son of a bitch employed by a mysterious agency known as Section 9. When terrorists come to town, Batou straps on a battery of high-tech weaponry and goes to work. But even a hulking cyborg like Batou has a sensitive side. After all these years, he still mourns the loss of his partner, Maj. Motoko Kusanagi. And now his beloved basset hound Gabriel has mysteriously disappeared. To complicate matters even further, he’s having reoccurring dreams about a son he never had. Combating violent insurgents is one thing; getting in touch with your feelings is totally different. Suddenly, Batou must grapple with the thing he understands the least: his own humanity! Expanding on the concepts explored in the movie, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Masaki Yamada’s novel also stands as a wholly original piece of work not tethered directly to any Ghost in the Shell continuity. Say hello to After The Long Goodbye—highly recommended for readers looking for science fiction with a soul.

Long Goodbye

Long Goodbye
Author: Artemy Kalinovsky
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0674058666
ISBN 13: 9780674058668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Goodbye Book Review:

Why did the USSR linger so long in Afghanistan? What makes this account of the Soviet-Afghan conflict both timely and important is its focus on the factors that prevented the Soviet leadership from ending a demoralizing and costly war and on the long-term consequences for the Soviet Union and the region.

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2002-06-11
ISBN 10: 140003020X
ISBN 13: 9781400030200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Goodbye Book Review:

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye
Author: Judy Bodenheimer,Mary Green,Vickie Hepler
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN 10: 1456742876
ISBN 13: 9781456742874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Goodbye Book Review:

About the Book We all have very special memories of our daddy. He was the first man we ever loved and we did everything we could possibly do to make sure he was cared for. For nine months we did a rotation and stayed with him and kept him at home until it was no longer physically possible. We stood together and made the decision to place him in an Alzheimers facility. We fought every battle we could for him. We loved him physically and emotionally until the last breath that he took. He took us on a journey that we never dreamed we would go. We laughed, loved and cried more than anyone can imagine. We made friends with many people over our journey and now our journey has come to an end. For those who are facing this journey, know that you are not alone. Reach out for help and make friends with those who are walking in the same shoes. Know that those of us who have been there understand your hurt and your pain. These are our stories regarding our journey with our daddy through his nine year battle with Alzheimers. Our hope is to help those who are now faced with the same journey. There will be days of happiness and sunshine embrace these days and let them sustain you through the darker days and always know that you will never walk alone.

The Lady in the Lake

The Lady in the Lake
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 971
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0375415025
ISBN 13: 9780375415029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lady in the Lake Book Review:

Chandler's famous hard-boiled detective is back at work, finding missing persons, dodging the police, and uncovering secrets.

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye
Author: P.J. Parker
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 1743584113
ISBN 13: 9781743584118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Goodbye Book Review:

And so begins an extraordinary memoir by outstanding new talent P.J. Parker. Spanning three generations, The Long Goodbye takes us deep into the lives of an Australian family as they survive record-breaking floods, outlast epic droughts and face the unforgiving realities of life on the land.

This remarkable true story of grit and resilience depicts a family at their zenith, set against the spectacular backdrop of rural Queensland where life and death are never far apart.But not even the harshness of the Australian landscape can prepare them for what is to come.

Written with astounding lyricism, warmth and humour, The Long Goodbye is a deeply moving memoir about the unbreakable bonds of marriage, love and family. And it poses the most heartbreaking moral dilemma of all: when a loved one is suffering, is euthanasia the answer?

‘How far does our duty to love go? A devastating and beautiful memoir about a family and the painful tangle of life, loss and love. Funny, very Australian, and shot through with human truths: this is writing that is fresh, arresting and original.’ SUSAN JOHNSON

‘Powerful… extremely moving… totally heart-rending.’ ITA BUTTROSE

The Big Goodbye

The Big Goodbye
Author: Sam Wasson
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1250301831
ISBN 13: 9781250301833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Goodbye Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Fifth Avenue, Five A.M. and Fosse comes the revelatory account of the making of a modern American masterpiece Chinatown is the Holy Grail of 1970s cinema. Its twist ending is the most notorious in American film and its closing line of dialogue the most haunting. Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making. In Sam Wasson's telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history. Here is Jack Nicholson at the height of his powers, as compelling a movie star as there has ever been, embarking on his great, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston. Here is director Roman Polanski, both predator and prey, haunted by the savage death of his wife, returning to Los Angeles, the scene of the crime, where the seeds of his own self-destruction are quickly planted. Here is the fevered dealmaking of "The Kid" Robert Evans, the most consummate of producers. Here too is Robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written. Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation. Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the '70s filmmaker-friendly studios as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today. In telling that larger story, The Big Goodbye will take its place alongside classics like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and The Devil's Candy as one of the great movie-world books ever written. Praise for Sam Wasson: "Wasson is a canny chronicler of old Hollywood and its outsize personalities...More than that, he understands that style matters, and, like his subjects, he has a flair for it." - The New Yorker "Sam Wasson is a fabulous social historian because he finds meaning in situations and stories that would otherwise be forgotten if he didn't sleuth them out, lovingly." - Hilton Als

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye
Author: Margaret R. Miles
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2017-02-02
ISBN 10: 1498282385
ISBN 13: 9781498282383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Goodbye Book Review:

The Long Goodbye: Dementia Diaries discusses a disease that is both personal and social for more than five million patients and their families and friends in the United States today. Now that there are medical strategies for preventing and/or curing strokes, heart attacks, even cancer, many more people are going to live into the dementia years in the near future. Although many dementia horror stories circulate in conversation and in the media, they are not the whole story. Creative approaches to loving a dementia patient can make for a valuable learning experience for family and caregivers. In The Long Goodbye Margaret Miles describes her commitment to making--rather than passively suffering--her spouse's dementia experience. Family and friends who accompany patients find embedded in the experience moments of great beauty, hilariously funny incidents, new companions, and life insights. The narrative provides both a travelogue and suggestions for a richly meaningful life passage for all participants. The Long Goodbye seeks to supply a balanced picture of a disease usually represented as unmitigated loss.

Caring for Mother

Caring for Mother
Author: Virginia Stem Owens
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN 10: 0664236308
ISBN 13: 9780664236304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for Mother Book Review:

In Caring for Mother, Virginia Stem Owens gives a clear and realistic account of caring for an elderly loved one. Along the way, Owens notes the spiritual challenges she encountered, not the least of which included fear of her own suffering and death. This book will be a helpful companion to those who have recently assumed the role of caregiver, helping them anticipate some of the emotional turbulence they will encounter along the way.

Quarterly Essay 66 The Long Goodbye

Quarterly Essay 66 The Long Goodbye
Author: Anna Krien
Publsiher: Black Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 1925435733
ISBN 13: 9781925435733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quarterly Essay 66 The Long Goodbye Book Review:

The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Extreme weather is becoming all too familiar. Yet when it comes to action on climate change, division and paralysis rule the land. In this vivid, urgent essay, Anna Krien explores the psychology and politics of a warming world. She visits the frontlines of Australia’s climate wars – the Reef, the Galilee and Bowen basins, South Australia. She investigates the Adani mine, with its toxic politics and controversial economics. Talking to power workers and scientists, lobbyists and activists, she considers where climate change is taking us, and where effective action is to be found. “This was Turnbull’s moment, and the Liberal Party’s too. Not just the Snowy 2.0, but the whole thing – an ailing and dysfunctional grid, a complex issue, something for the ‘adults’ to take responsibility for. But instead of leadership, Australians got politics as usual. Cheap shots, culture-war baiting, bad and good ideas lobbed like hot potatoes and lost in the trash talk of low-grade politics. After the ten-day policy spree, Turnbull resumed his poker face, continuing with his grim role of negotiating with the vipers in his nest.” Anna Krien, The Long Goodbye

Mandie and the Long Goodbye

Mandie and the Long Goodbye
Author: Lois Gladys Leppard
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781556615573
ISBN 13: 1556615574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mandie and the Long Goodbye Book Review:

Mandie and Joe uncover mystery after mystery, beginning with a turkey stolen right out of the oven, before Joe has to head back to college after the Christmas holidays.

Playback

Playback
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2002-06-11
ISBN 10: 1400030218
ISBN 13: 9781400030217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playback Book Review:

Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's final novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's Playback, Philip Marlowe is hired by an influential lawyer he's never heard of to tail a gorgeous redhead, but then decides he'd rather help out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's murder, but her father-in-law prefers not to take the court's word for it. "Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence:" -- Ross Macdonald

Jan s Story

Jan s Story
Author: Barry Petersen,Barry Rex Petersen
Publsiher: Behler Publications
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1933016442
ISBN 13: 9781933016443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jan s Story Book Review:

Jan Petersen was vibrant, active, healthy, and just 55 when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Barry was not even slightly prepared for what happened to her, and how it would impact his life when "forever" suddenly and terrifyingly has an expiration date.

Penguin Readers Level 6

Penguin Readers Level 6
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780582473775
ISBN 13: 0582473772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Penguin Readers Level 6 Book Review:

Goodbye to All That Revised Edition

Goodbye to All That  Revised Edition
Author: Sari Botton
Publsiher: Seal Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 1541619889
ISBN 13: 9781541619883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye to All That Revised Edition Book Review:

From Roxane Gay to Leslie Jamison, thirty brilliant writers share their timeless stories about the everlasting magic—and occasional misery—of living in the Big Apple, in a new edition of the classic anthology. In the revised edition of this classic collection, thirty writers share their own stories of loving and leaving New York, capturing the mesmerizing allure the city has always had for writers, poets, and wandering spirits. Their essays often begin as love stories do, with the passion of something newly discovered: the crush of subway crowds, the streets filled with manic energy, and the sudden, unblinking certainty that this is the only place on Earth where one can become exactly who she is meant to be. They also share the grief that comes like a gut-punch, when the grand metropolis loses its magic and the pressures of New York's frenetic life wear thin for even the most dedicated dwellers. As friends move away, rents soar, and love—still—remains just out of reach, each writer's goodbye is singular and universal, just like New York itself.

Trouble Is My Business

Trouble Is My Business
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 1479439657
ISBN 13: 9781479439652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trouble Is My Business Book Review:

Philip Marlowe is hired to protect a rich old guy from a gold digger, runs afoul of crooked politicos, gets a line on some stolen jewels with a reward attached, and stumbles across a murder victim who may have been an extortionist. A classic mystery collection!