Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Long Island Noir

Well, after a month-long hiatus, I'm back with another review. This time it's not bizarro fiction (though there will be more of them coming soon). This time I'm reading a collection of noir short stories.

I think I should start off by saying that this isn't the sort of book I'd normally read, so even though I'm reviewing it, I'm not going to give it a star rating. The only reason I'm reviewing it is because I got it through LibraryThing's early reviewers program and therefore have to review it. If you're wondering why I requested a book in a genre I don't really read, it's because there's a short story by Nick Mamatas in it, and I enjoyed his novels.

As to Long Island Noir (Akashic Noir), I can say that I didn't enjoy reading this book very much. As it is a book of noir fiction, and therefore full of dark and often depressing stories, that's really not unexpected. I can say that I thought all the stories were well written, and if you enjoy noir, then you'll probably enjoy this book.