Dreaming of Babylon: a private eye novel, 1942

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Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence, 1977 - Fiction - 220 pages
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It is early 1942. You are in San Francisco, and you need a private eye. Sam Spade is rumored to be in Istanbul. Philip Marlowe is up at Little Fawn Lake investigating the disappearance of Mrs. Derace Kingsley. Lew Archer is in the army. Who's left? Nobody but C. Card. You haven't heard of C. Card? That's all right. Nobody has. When you hire C. Card, you have scraped the bottom of the private eye barrel. But you won't be bored.

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User Review  - Robin Guest - Goodreads

Very interesting. Discovered the original French version of 372 le matin had a quote from this at the beginning. Makes sense with hindsight, as it really fits the writing style, although Philippe ... Read full review

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User Review  - AM - Goodreads

Dreaming of Babylon is a romp - Brautigan's version of American noir fiction. It is the bizarre tale of an inept private eye named C. Card, who spends much of his time in a fantasy land he has labeled ... Read full review


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Richard Brautigan " (1935?1984) was a god of the counterculture and the author of ten novels, nine volumes of poetry, and a collection of short stories.

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