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Las Vegas Noir (Akashic Noir) Paperback – May 1, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading about the things you don't see when youre exploring the neighborhoods during the day,
The strongest story of the bunch, and the most "noir" of the collection, is "Crip" by Preston L. Allen.
Other highlights include "Mitzvah" by Tod Goldberg, "Pretty Little Paradise" by David Corbett, "Three Times a Night, Every Other Night" by Lori Kozlowski, and "The Road to Rachel" by Janet Berliner.
One of the best stories for me was "This or Any Desert", which is set in Vietnamese-Chinatown and brings it to life wonderfully - all its sights, sounds, and smells. I was looking forward to reading "The Tik", which was written by John O'Brien whose novel Leaving Las Vegas was made into a good Vegas movie. But the story here is very predictable and totally unbelievable. It's a story that tries too hard to shock the reader, but all I did was yawn.
But that poor story is an exception. Most of the stories are well-written and gripping, and create a Vegas world that is going on all around the casinos and shows. A good read, definitely.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fantastic collection. The John O'Brien story alone makes this a must-have, but honestly, every story was strong. Definitely worth your time and money. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Lee
It was not what I thought it would be, but still an OK read. It was well written though. Just not what I thought it would bePublished on January 10, 2013 by Michelle Longbottom
This is a series of books that compile a number of very short stories and vignettes all based in a single city, Las Vegas in this instance. Read morePublished on July 16, 2008 by Drewry F. Wofford III