The Best American Noir of the Century

The Best American Noir of the Century

Book - 2011
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From the Publisher: James Ellroy and Otto Penzler mined the past century to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir's twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain's "Pastorale," and its postwar heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing from the past decade.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Mariner Books , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Edition: First Mariner Books ed.
ISBN: 9780547577449
Branch Call Number: FIC BEST
Characteristics: xiv, 731 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto
Ellroy, James 1948-


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Oct 30, 2016

The Weekender, Faithless and the Boxing story by FX O'Toole are worth getting the book. Penzler is a great editor and bundler supreme.

Apr 07, 2011

Best American NOIR of the Century ----
Series Editor; James Ellroy and Otto Penzler c - 2010 ----

I gave this an 'OK read' The book has very gentle story's, as they seem to be selected for a general readers group. ----

Many of the stories were written during periods of marshal Law, also times of censorship. When some works would be banned. Which still happend as late as the 1960's ----

So the works did not have punch we all enjoy. ----

Still its' good to read the old stories ----

Enjoy! ----



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