I read all seven of Chandler's Philip Marlowe books, all except the tossed off final one (Playback) has a complicated plot. Compare and contrast The Long Goodbye with its movie for a real head-twister--the movie is totally its own thing, and yet it's based on what is Chandler's longest and easily most emotional/personal Philip Marlowe novel. I'm not sure being able to memorize the plot twists so that you could recount them from memory later is a terribly useful life skill so I dumped it--partially because I read that Chandler didn't even know who killed the butler in The Big Sleep, and partially because I realized I couldn't even remember the precise plot details of The Maltese Falcon, which doesn't even *have* a convoluted plot.
>Not watching everything baked
"MORE LIKE 'THE RETARDED'
IT WAS PRETTY GOOD
BUT GOD, WHAT A F***ING STUPID MOVIE"
You gonna rewatch that one, there? It's got a few dumb/questionable elements (the bloody parts seem to have been inspired by some of Tarantino's dumber, splattier moments, and the Wahlberg character now plays like a sort of half-retarded joke) but it's still mostly a really good movie.