Playback: A Graphic Novel

Playback A Graphic Novel A heart pounding tale of betrayal blackmail and murder that will take you to the edge of your seat

  • Title: Playback: A Graphic Novel
  • Author: Raymond Chandler François Ayroles Ted Benoît
  • ISBN: 9781559707961
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A heart pounding tale of betrayal, blackmail, and murder that will take you to the edge of your seat.

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    1. Raymond Chandler François Ayroles Ted Benoît

      Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.In 1932, at age forty four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression His first short story, Blackmailers Don t Shoot , was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939 In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven full novels during his lifetime though an eighth in progress at his death was completed by Robert B Parker All but Playback have been realized into motion pictures, some several times In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M Cain and other Black Mask writers, of the hard boiled school of detective fiction Chandler s Philip Marlowe, along with Hammett s Sam Spade, are considered by some to be synonymous with private detective, both having been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, whom many considered to be the quintessential Marlowe.Some of Chandler s novels are considered to be important literary works, and three are often considered to be masterpieces Farewell, My Lovely 1940 , The Little Sister 1949 , and The Long Goodbye 1953 The Long Goodbye is praised within an anthology of American crime stories as arguably the first book since Hammett s The Glass Key, published than twenty years earlier, to qualify as a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happened to possess elements of mystery.


    1. If I hadn't read the intro to this book, I might have given it three stars. But the intro put into perspective Chandler's travails in getting this story written — first as a screenplay for a film that never got made, then as a novel. As a graphic novel, perhaps this should be considered the Evelyn Wood Speed Reading version of Chandler. Everything is here — characters, plot twists, mis-directions, dialogue, suspense. But the book's 98 pages fly by, thanks to Ted Benoit's adaptation and Franc [...]

    2. This story of deception and murder fits well in graphic form especially since the original story was meant as a screenplay. One can easily envision the illustrations as panels for story-boarding; they're dark, harsh and seedy - like Chandler's stories.

    3. I'm glad I read this graphic novel adapted from a screenplay by Raymond Chandler, but the story was a little ragged and hard to follow. And I didn't care for the illustration; I had a difficult time discerning the identities of the characters.

    4. Raymond Chandler's last novel, PLAYBACK, began as a screenplay. It did not feature Philip Marlowe, as the novel does, but is the story of a woman who may be guilty of murder finding herself again accused of murder. The story is quite different, really, though the core of it is the same.The ideal is to publish the screenplay, which was done under the title RAYMOND CHANDLER'S UNKNOWN SCREENPLAY. Read that instead of this graphic novel, please. The idea of graphically adapting the screenplay is not [...]

    5. This comic based on Chandler's unproduced script for a film was later adapted into a Marlowe book by Chandler, but they are not exactly the same.This strange book refers to itself as "storyboard art," but the art was clearly created for this publication and not for the abandoned film project. Even so, the art is so flat-out bad that I had to stop reading. It is nearly impossible to tell one character from another, let alone read any kind of emotion or pull anything else of value from this art.Th [...]

    6. An adaptation of a lost '40s Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye) screenplay. It's an engaging parlor-mystery, very good for the first half and ok at the end. The stark artwork fits well with the subject. Ayroles did a fine job establishing character through posture and body language but failed in depicting subtle facial expressions.

    7. This was an unusual format -- cartoon blocks the entire book. I'mnot a visual person, so I would have much preferred reading a story.I also found it hard to follow, as if scenes were skipped or no infor-mation given. A favorite line: "This is the ace, Betty, but not ofspades." An interesting Somerset Maugham quote: "Money is a sort ofsixth sense that gives meaning to all the others."

    8. A pretty pleasurable noir read, and a nice rescue of an unmade script, although the story behind it in the intro leads me to believe Raymond Chandler deserved the karmic justice of never getting the movie made. The story definitely isn't as strong as it could be and the art style didn't knock my socks off, but it is what it is.

    9. Other than the fine if brief intro by Philippe Garnier on the history of the script, what stands out here is the art, which gives it the suitable hardboiled 50s feel. Tragic antihero with questionable morals, a 'black widow' haunted by her past, and a cop whose badge is called "the naked steel of the sword of justice" . A pity this was never filmed.

    10. Classic story poor adaptation to kindlePlayback is a great Chandler story. Not his best but decent. Graphic novel idea is good. Trying to read on kindle fire and iPhone not so good. I have a paperwhite as well, didn't even try to read it there as I'm sure it wouldn't be any better.

    11. the finishing of this book ws the part that caught my eyeis was becausethe athor made it sloww and than it got wah faster and mor interesting because the cop had to cauht her two times and the secound time was better.

    12. Not a big fan of this art style. Also, it seemed like sentences were missing, but maybe that's just the style of the screenplay.

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