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L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories [Kindle Edition]

Rockstar Games
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Rockstar Games has partnered with Mulholland Books to publish a collection of short fiction expanding the world of the newest groundbreaking achievement in storytelling: the interactive crime thriller L.A. Noire.

1940s Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers reintroduce themselves to characters seen in L.A. Noire. Explore the lives of actresses desperate for the Hollywood spotlight; heroes turned defeated men; and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces, but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers and their ill-fated victims.

With original short fiction by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories breathes new life into a time-honored American tradition, in an exciting anthology that will appeal to fans of suspense and gamers everywhere.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 5728 KB
  • Print Length: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Mulholland Books (June 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YYWHAY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,486 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT collection! June 13, 2011
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L.A. Noire is a great collection of stories by some of my favorite authors. What a fun read! Jonathan Santlofer put together this collection and it turns out that my favorite story is his. "What's in a Name?" is riveting, scary, and funny (just like all of Santlofer's terrific books.) I couldn't help but think that this would be a terrific movie! In fact, I always feel this way when I read Santlofer's books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Stories by Lansdale and Vachss June 12, 2011
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Two excellent stories, respectively by Joe Lansdale and Andrew Vachss, anchor a solid collection of short tales set in 1947 Los Angeles. Although the anthology is timed to support the release of the eponymous Rockstar videogame, both gamers and noir-lovers will find a completely independent pleasure in reading it.

Lansdale's NAKED ANGEL starts with the discovery of a murdered ice princess and quickly pulls the reader along to the frozen finale.
POSTWAR BOOM, by Andrew Vachss, takes the opposite tack. Two hard guys make preparations for a killing, until Vachss shocks the reader with a denouement that blasts away all genre expectations.

Read this book now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great anthology nothing like the crappy game July 3, 2014
By jvines
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A great collection of story's put together by rockstar. Forget about the crappy game and enjoy this great anthology.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Noire Worth Reading May 30, 2014
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This is so much more than a video game collection! An amazing assembly of writers at their best. I loved the twists and turns through the seedy underbelly and glossy veneer of L.A.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very cool February 23, 2014
By Jim
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I love LA Noire, the game. I love mystery stories - Chandler, Hammett, Spillane, Christie. This was a free collection of stories, not great, but entertaining in the vein of a great game. Worth the price for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome stuff February 7, 2014
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Great noir collection! Enjoy this fantastic collection of stories that enhance the game. Thank you, Rockstar and all the contributing authors!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some stories good, some not so good. February 5, 2014
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I selected this book on Amazon's recommendation that if I liked L.A. Noir by John Buntin, I'd might like this one also. Plus it was only .99 to download to my Kindle.

Some stories were very good, some not so good. It was entertaining.

If you can get it for .99 cents, it's worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Love LA January 14, 2014
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I am an LA detective fan and have read them all Connelly (the best), Crais, Chandler, Ellroy etc. So I am a sucker for the genre. And these stories had a little of all of them. I think it was $1. You won't go wrong.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best game I've ever played.
Published 29 days ago by Colin McCarthy
2.0 out of 5 stars Never trust an honest or pretty face.
Eight short stories. poor saps getting involved in deadly scams. Deadly for them in most cases as the storyteller ends up either the patsy, or has to clean up the pieces of broken... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Quincy Bruce
5.0 out of 5 stars LA GIRL REMEMBERS
L.A. Noire was like a history book that I couldn't put down. I grew up in San Pedro that was mentioned in the book but even as a young child I read and heard the news. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Anne H. Price
4.0 out of 5 stars In L.A, everything is always complicated.
I'm not usually big on anthologies, but I had a good time with that one. It was short, action packed and the stories were highly cohesive with one another. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jean-Benoit Lelievre
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent L.A. stories
I'm a big fan of detective stories and was a huge fan of L.A. Noire. So it was good to see fictional stories set in the 1940s era of Los Angeles.
Published 14 months ago by Jeremy
5.0 out of 5 stars great ebook!
Very well done collection of shorts. Just wish more would have been incorporated into the game. Love me some Noire!
Published 15 months ago by Matthew P. Vitiello
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book - enjoyed it
I played LA Noire and it was interesting to read some of the games characters in the stories. The price was right too.
Published 16 months ago by Adam Beals
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