Noir

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Product Details

Price
$16.98  $15.62
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062433992

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About the Author

Christopher Moore is the author of the novels Secondhand Souls, SacrΓ© Bleu, A Dirty Job, and Lamb. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Reviews

"Raymond Chandler meets the SyFy Channel... Fans of noir film and fiction will find a lot to enjoy in this loving genre tribute, and those already familiar with Moore's books will simply be in love."--Library Journal (starred review)
"There is a laugh-out-loud moment every couple of pages. And possibly a space alien, because, hey, this is a Christopher Moore book, after all."--BookPage
"The master of satire is back . . . Noir is a fun parody of detective fiction that has everything Christopher Moore fans have come to love and expect from his work: humor, fantasy, absurdity, and a cast of outrageous characters you won't soon forget."--Bustle
"Witty, satirical, and hilarious with a delicious quiver of crime noir hovering over all."--New York Journal of Books
"[A] pedal-to-the-metal, exquisitely written comic romp through a neon-lit San Francisco that may never have actually existed, but that, in Moore's supremely talented hands, sure feels like it could have."--Booklist (starred review)
"[Moore's] latest novel Noir only shows a strengthened propensity for snappy dialogue, perverse scenarios, sharp satire, and oddball characters... delivered alongside steady helpings of the pun-laden prose, sick sight gags, and wicked, occasionally raunchy humor that readers have come to expect from one of America's funniest living writers."--barnesandnoble.com
"Christopher Moore gives us dizzy dames and shadowy gangsters in Noir. Sammy, Moore's comic revision of Sam Spade, will take you on a silly-thrilly ride through late-1940s San Francisco, and you'll be laughing all the way."--Washington Post
"Noir turns a legendary genre on its side and offers grand entertainment at every level."--Los Angeles Review of Books
"Moore is a master of metaphor and a sultan of simile. . . .It takes an author of remarkable talents to keep a profitably urinating snake, a dame named for a dairy product, and a slimy extraterrestrial all running through a narrative."--Washington Independent Review of Books
"Moore spoofs hard-boiled detective fiction in this irreverent send-up set in 1947 San Francisco. . . . [A]n amusing spin on the noir subgenre."--Publishers Weekly
"Laugh out loud funny... it is always great fun to read an exceptional humorist at work."--Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
"We get plenty of Moore's trademark linguistic hijinks, oddball characters, and a cartwheeling plot in danger of spinning out of control before miraculously sticking the landing."--San Antonio Express-News