Chicago Noir

Chicago Noir In This Superior Entry In Akashic S Noir Series, Meno Offers Nearly A Century Of Chicago Crime Fiction.Familiar Bylines Abound Max Allan Collins, Richard Wright, Nelson Algren, Sherwood Anderson, Fredric Brown, Patricia Highsmith With An Excerpt From Her Novel The Price Of Salt , Stewart M Kaminsky, Sara Paretsky Others May Be Less Familiar To Mystery Specialists, But All Turn In Impressive Performances Publishers Weekly , Starred Review Richard Wright, Nelson Algren, And Sandra Cisneros Are Not Crime Fiction Writers, And Yet Their Chicago Certainly Embodies The Individual Crushing Ethos Endemic To Noir Meno Also Includes Stories From Writers Who Could Easily Have Been Overlooked Percy Spurlark Parker, Hugh Holton To Ensure That Diverse Voices, And Neighborhoods, Are Represented Add In Smart And Essential Choices From Fredric Brown, Sara Paretsky, And Stuart Kaminsky, And You Have Not An Anthology Not For Crime Fiction Purists, Perhaps, But A Thought Provoking Document All The Same Booklist The Fifteen Short Stories Comprising Chicago Noir The Classics, Which Are Knowledgeably Compiled And Deftly Edited By Joe Meno, Are True Gems Of The Noir Literary Tradition Chicago Noir The Classics Is A Consistently Entertaining And Will Prove To Be An Enduringly Popular Addition To Community Library Mystery Suspense Collections Midwest Book Review I Ve Always Enjoyed Reading Noir Dark, Ironic Mysteries Are A Good Read To Me Since This Collection Includes Old Classics As Well As Some New Stories, I Knew It Would Be Good.I Wasn T Disappointed Journey Of A Bookseller Chicago Noir The Classics Does Everything Anthologies And Noir Are Supposed To, But This Title Achieves An Unheralded Goal That Deserves Notice.This Is Wonderful Diversity, Coming Both Unexpected And Unhearalded Anthologies Are Supposed To Convey A Sense Of Having Covered The Territory, Joe Meno Has Ethnically Diverse City, Ethnically Diverse Plots Better, Chicago Noir The Classics Showcases Diversity As Normal, Everyday This Adds Inescapable Satisfaction To A Sense Of The Editor S Having Covered The Territory La Bloga A Worthy Addition To The Akashic Books Noir Series Book ChaseAlthough Los Angeles May Be Considered The Most Quintessentially Noir American City, This Volume Reveals That Pound For Pound, Chicago Has Historically Been Able To Stand Up To Any Other Metropolis In The Noir Arena.Classic Reprints From Harry Stephen Keeler, Sherwood Anderson, Max Allan Collins, Richard Wright, Nelson Algren, Fredric Brown, Patricia Highsmith, Barry Gifford, Stuart M Kaminsky, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Sara Paretsky, Percy Spurlark Parker, Sandra Cisneros, Hugh Holton, And Stuart Dybek.From The Introduction By Joe MenoMore Corrupt Than New York, Less Glamorous Than LA, Chicago Has Murders Per Capita Than Any Other City Its Size With Its Sleek Skyscrapers Bisecting The Fading Sky Like An Unspoken Threat, Chicago Is The Closest Metropolis To The Mythical City Of Shadows As First Described In The Work Of Chandler, Hammett, And Cain Only In Chicago Do Instituted Color Lines Offer Generation After Generation Of Poverty And Violence, Only In Chicago Do The Majority Of Governors Do Prison Time, Only In Chicago Do The Dead Actually Vote Twice Chicago Than The Metropolis That Gave The World Al Capone, The Saint Valentine S Day Massacre, The Death Of John Dillinger, The Crimes Of Leopold And Loeb, The Horrors Of John Wayne Gacy, The Unprecedented Institutional Corruption Of So Many Recent Public Officials, Than The Birthplace Of Raymond Chandler Is A City Of Darkness This Darkness Is Not An Act Of Over Imagination It S The Unadulterated Truth It S A Pointed Though Necessary Reminder Of The Grave Tragedies Of The Past And The Failed Possibilities Of The Present Fifty Years In The Future, I Hope These Stories Are Read Only As Fiction, As Somewhat Distant Fantasy Here S Hoping For Some Light Good compilation of short stories It is best read with a noir film accent in short staccato phrases As someone from Chicago, this was a fun read to see how things have changed in various neighborhoods over the years Meh Collection of short crime set in Chicago Not enough memorable stuff. Sent book to Chris Very solid, as always. pretty good collection of mysteries and hard boiled detectives and such Chicago Noir The Classics is my ninth experience with the wonderful Akashic Books series of noir short stories since I discovered them a while back In addition to this Chicago collection, I have enjoyed the books set in Manila, Belfast, Long Island, Boston, Mexico City, the Lone Star state of Texas, Providence, and one set entirely inside prisons I was particularly interested in getting my hands on Chicago Noir because that city s reputation for political corruptness is the first thing that m Chicago Noir The Classics is my ninth experience with the wonderful Akashic Books series of noir short stories since I discovered them a while back In addition to this Chicago collection, I have enjoyed the books set in Manila, Belfast, Long Island, Boston, Mexico City, the Lone Star state of Texas, Providence, and one set entirely inside prisons I was particularly interested in getting my hands on Chicago Noir because that city s reputation for political corruptness is the first thing that many people think when they hear the word Chicago Even the book s editor, Joe Meno, stressed that reputation in his introductory comments Only in Chicago do instituted color lines offer generation after generation of poverty and violence, only in Chicago do the majority of recent governors do prison time, only in Chicago do the dead actually vote twice With its public record of bribery, cronyism, and fraud, this
Ostensibly these are supposed to all be noir stories They are not In some cases, they read as excerpts or first chapters Some are really well written and, as usual, a collection of short stories is a great way to sample new and new to you authors.I am puzzled by 1 why they said these were noir stories, and 2 why they said they were classics of that sub genre.Noirs are about people who realize that following the program will never get them what they crave So they cross the line, commit Ostensibly these are supposed to all be noir stories They are not In some cases, they read as excerpts or first chapters Some are really well written and, as usual, a collectio
An engaging and diverse collection of noir literature, though almost none of it is of the hard boiled detective variety I d been expecting I do wish, however, that Chicago had a greater presence in some of these.And for my own future reference, some a
It s always tricky reviewing short story collections that aren t all written by one author This one was fairly good and has turned me on tocollections in the Noir series None of them were quite as spooky as I would have liked but all the stories were polished and, at the very least, memorable. What could be better than an anthology of classic noir short stories from my personal second city The fact I picked this find up at the annual Tribune book sale makes it even better.Some of my favorites are included But it s also a great chance to become familiar wit

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Chicago Noir
  • Joe Meno
  • 12 December 2018
  • 1617752940