Noir

Noir

A Novel

Book - 2018
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San Francisco. Summer, 1947. An enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. It's love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. A suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. When one of Sammy's schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets if he wants to find his girl.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062433978
0062433970
9780062433992
0062433997
Characteristics: 339 pages ; 24 cm.

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" I cut the corner way too tight turning off of Sutter onto Hyde, the tires screeched, the cab hit the curb, and we went up on two wheels for a bit." " I closed the door on the kid's rant. Two steps into the street I was feeling like I should head over to the five-and-dime on Polk Street and throw myself on Stilton's mercy, beg her to forgive me, tell her i made the mistake of my life and I was not a war veteran and i was a liar and a bum. Broads love that."

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jeff1885
Jun 24, 2019

Another master peice from the master of humorist writing Christopher Moore. Like so many of his books he thinks ouside of the box and doesn't let you down. Everything that needs a voice has one. Enjoy the romp through 1947 San Francisco.

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rexhazell
Apr 30, 2019

Not anywhere as good or funny as it thinks it is. I've never read this author before, and after this novel, I have no desire to try anything else he wrote. Go read Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler instead, if you haven't already.

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kancler
Mar 14, 2019

This would be a fun read for any of us locals. It is set in early post-war San Francisco, and right-or-wrong, has a lot of city "lore". The plot is, as said in the reviews, "zany", but fun, with a lot of laugh-out-loud (I really seem to be into hyphens today) quips. I will be looking for some more from this author, whom I haven't before this time, noticed.

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looper46
Feb 08, 2019

Just an average C Moore novel...would be good for a flight SFO to Paris...

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Xambro7
Jan 29, 2019

This was my first Christopher Moore novel, and it's a "parody" of a dark genre, so it's not a regular CM novel, but anyway it's funny as blazes. I got 3 belly laughs, 5 moderate laughs and about a dozen snickers out of it. I don't know if it's "forced" but it's certainly entertaining!

Hillsboro_ElizabethH Oct 18, 2018

I love Christopher Moore - I've been reading his books for about 15 years now, and they don't usually disappoint. This one, however, felt a little forced. He's too much of a humor writer to write something dark, in my opinion. That being said, it was a quick read, and pretty enjoyable.

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dtaylz
Sep 10, 2018

I'm an ardent fan of Hammett and Chandler. They set the bar high; so far only Loren D Estleman has met it to my satisfaction. Other authors have attempted tributes to the noir genre, including Norman Mailer and Ray Bradbury, but they disappointed me. Luckily I sneaked a peek at Christopher Moore's afterword and read where he cheerfully admits his effort went astray, and explains just how, so I could read this book in the spirit of a Guys and Dolls type of lark (plus a space alien) and enjoy it as such. Not my favorite Moore novel but he's always fun.

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Charlea1
Aug 23, 2018

It's cute in that old bumbling Debbie Reyonlds movie way. Didn't have that C Moore feel though.

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Dave99_0
Aug 11, 2018

I did not find "Noir" to be a parody of the hardboiled private eye genre. The dialog reminds me of a Damon Runyon radio play. The book is also sentimental like a Damon Runyon radio play. Considering that the author breaks no new ground, I would rate "Noir" at only 2.50 stars.

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