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A Flash of Noir: A Collection of Short Stories and Flash Fiction with a Noir Twist Paperback – August 12, 2011
About the Author
Christopher Pinto is the author/editor of Tiki Lounge Talk, a web-lounge dedicated to remembering the kool stuff from the Atomic Age and beyond, from big band music to cocktails at the Tiki Bar. He's been writing for over 25 years, has had ...several plays produced, and has won awards for his creative efforts. During the 1990s he was producer/director of a highly successful traveling theater company in the Atlantic City area, StarDust Productions. A lover of all things retro, he enjoys working on his 1953 Chevy Belair Hot Rod, plays jazz tenor sax and clarinet, and is an avid collector of vintage memorabilia. Pinto currently lives in South Florida with his wife Colleen, four birds, three cats, a dog and a Tiki Bar. For more information visit http://wildwoodmurdermystery.com
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Here are three stories that stood out:
"Goodbye Saxman" is a reminiscent farewell to a real-life musician the author has listened to for decades. It strikes the perfect tone of sadness and remembered joy. Nicely done.
"The Loser" finds a drinking man at the end of his night, lowering his standards to find someone he can take home. Unpleasant, as intended.
"Followed Home" recounts the author's late night encounter with an infamous New Jersey resident. All's well that ends.
The collection did not take long to read. I think I have not become a strong fan of Pinto's brand of gangland noir. But it was interesting to experience it. As a South Jersey expatriate, I enjoyed his fond descriptions of Wildwood, the Pine Barrens, and other nooks of the Tomato State. I guess I broke even or a little better on my investment of time and plastic. Not unlike a trip to Atlantic City.
After a week or so to recover I intend to read the entire book again!
Highly Recommended (at any price!)