Boston Noir 2, the Classics

Boston Noir 2, the Classics

Book - 2012
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In keeping with the tradition of the Noir series, Boston Noir 2 is made up of the works of several celebrated authors whose work is tied together by a common setting. After the massive success of the first Boston Noir, bestselling author Dennis Lehane is back as curator for another anthology of crime stories set in Boston. The Boston Noir 2 collection features reprints of the classic chilling short stories and novel excerpts that brought the world of noir to its knees. Contributors include Pulitzer winners Joyce Carol Oates and John Updike.
Publisher: New York : Akashic Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781617751363
Branch Call Number: BOS
Characteristics: 251 p. : map, ports.

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Jun 17, 2019

There are a few good stories here and a few stinkers. I don't think I will ever understand the appeal some have for David Foster Wallace's writing. I found myself utterly confused by the second paragraph. Maybe it's a stylistic thing with him, but I found his writing to be a mishmash of words strung together with no coherent flow, very confounding. Chuck Hogan's story on the other hand flowed straight on through to the end.

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