October 28, 2013
USA Noir - Best of the Akashic Noir Series
USA Noir was edited by Johnny Temple, publisher and editor in chief of Akashic Books, and from his own words: "From the start, the heart and soul of Akashic Books has been dark, provocative, well-crafted tales from the disenfranchised", you get an idea of what to expect from this collection.
This book is full of little gems that can be picked up, read and enjoyed in less than 10 minutes, and as the mother of a young child, this collection is the perfect answer when all I have is a few minutes of uninterrupted reading time.
The incredible storytelling skills are evident, story after story, where in the space of only a few pages, these authors, over and over, build incredible and believable characters, scenarios, plots and surprise endings. I also love that the book is divided by States, and that each time I can choose to travel to a different city, from Baltimore to Boston, on the East coast, and then all the way to California and to the winding roads of Mulholland Drive.
I definitely recommend this book, for your own reading pleasure and to give as a gift to any lover of the Noir genre.
And if you live in the New York area, celebrate the release of this book, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29th, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at The Mysterious Bookshop on Warren Street.