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San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics (Akashic Noir)

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Classic reprints from: Ambrose Bierce, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, Fletcher Flora, Bill Pronzini, Joe Gores, Janet Dawson, Oscar Peñaranda, Seth Morgan, Craig Clevenger, and others.

Peter Maravelis is a native San Franciscan with a life-long involvement in the art and literary scenes. He programs the events calendar at City Lights Bookstore an

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Paperback, 334 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Akashic Books
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Tuxlie
May 12, 2015 Tuxlie added it
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Classic reprints from: Ambrose Bierce, Frank Norris, Mark Twain, Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, Fletcher Flora, Bill Pronzini, Joe Gores, Janet Dawson, Oscar Pearanda, Seth Morgan, Craig Clevenger, and others.Peter Maravelis is a native San Franciscan with a life-long involvement in the art and literary scenes. He programs the events calendar at City Lights Bookstore and is editor of the first volume of San Francisco Noir. He's been known to occasionally moonlight with private investigators.

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Denise Dougherty
Abandoned. Each story I started just didn't grab me. At one point I had forgotten that I read the Ambrose Bierce - obviously more reflection of my state of mind than of the author's talent. Sometimes you're just not in the mood. This is the only Noir book (to date) that I've returned relatively unread. So I said to the book as I returned it to the library: Really, it's me - not you. Do you think it will forgive me?

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Taylor Bell
Jun 22, 2012 Taylor Bell rated it liked it
There are some really fantastic short stories in here. For the most part, I liked the older more mystery-like stories by Hammett, Twain and the like, but there are some intriguing newer ones, too. Some very nice SF details integrated into the descriptions- very satisfying if you love the city by the bay!
Alfred Bates
Nov 08, 2010 Alfred Bates rated it it was amazing
The LA Noir 2 book was better in my opinion, but this one still had some great short stories. Jack London's was tied with Dashiell Hammett's story for the best.
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Feb 04, 2010 Alvin rated it liked it
This volume wanders a bit, including stories that to my mind don't qualify as noir. SF Noir 1 was noir-ier.
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May 20, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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A collection of classic short noir stories set in SF. How could this not be awesome?
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Wonderful collection of stories.
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