- File Size: 5728 KB
- Print Length: 122 pages
- Publisher: Mulholland Books (June 6, 2011)
- Publication Date: June 6, 2011
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004YYWHAY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #301,346 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I did enjoy the story collection.
Megan Abbott and Lawrence Block wrote two powerhouses that are difficult to top, right at the start. Block's story was particularly gut wrenching, written in old-timer vernacular and all. Joyce Carol Oates' take on The Black Dahlia and Duane Swierczynski's James Ellroy insipired piece also grabbed me imagination. Andrew Vachss also closed the door in beauty with POSTWAR BOOM, the fan favorite. Los Angeles lives inside the heart of every American. That, Rockstar Games understood and got their best chronicler to give this mystifying city a proper literary treatment.
Reading these tales is like a retreat into old noir movies. The Black Dahlia tells her side of the story, from her side of the grave; an LA cop recounts the pain of secrets that cannot be told; the sound of a neck breaking lifts your head from the page; the trickle of ice down your back... There's anger, betrayal, cruelty, temptation and vice in this collection, and the whole is encased in bite-sized, noir-flavored pieces, quickly read but slowly remembered, like the taste of a world that's not quite real.
Each different, each scary in a different way, each intriguing, each filled with character at least as much as events, each powerfully told, LA Noire contains a great collection of tales to read and enjoy in the darkening evening, and to leave your mind filled with thoughts of darkness that lies just beyond the glow of Sunset.
Disclosure: I was lucky enough to get a free ecopy of this book for review.
L A Noire is an enjoyable collection of crime stories written by some of the best crime writers in a hard boiled style reminiscent of Raymond Chandler and other hard boiled authors.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Most of the stories are great in this book, but there are some avarage ones too.Published 10 months ago by Daniel G.
Noire seems to be out of favor these days, so nice to see it start to re-emerge. Content was a bit uneven in writing quality, but each story was interesting and overall was a good... Read morePublished 10 months ago by JGB_LAX
As a "Noir" fan.. I loved this collection of short stories, that compliment the game as a whole. GREAT READ!Published 21 months ago by cbranson09
A nice, varied collection of short noir fiction that continues the tone of the awesome game it was inspired by.Published 22 months ago by Tracie Simer
Not familiar with the game, but this is a fantastic collection. Megan Abbott's story is a standout.Published 22 months ago by Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Lee
Excellent compliment to the game. As a $1 purchase, you can't beat it. If you've never played LA Noire (a shame), but you liked LA Confidential, you should read these stories.Published 22 months ago by R. Soucy