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Portland Noir by Kevin Sampsell
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Jun 21, 09

Read in June, 2009

There were some interesting short pieces in this collection (I'm not a big fan of short fiction). It makes me appreciate even more what a stellar job the likes of Raymond Chandler did in capturing a whole city neighborhood by neighborhood in his L.A. novels.
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Quotes Terry Liked

“We play game after game of cribbage, so much that I have begun to dream of myself as one of those pegs.”
― Kevin Sampsell editor "Virgo" by Jess Walter, Portland Noir

“Each room is color-coded, which either makes things easier or more confusing, depending on how readily you associate gold with genres like Sci-Fi or Romance, purple with Military History and Philosophy, and orange with Cooking and Business.”
― Kevin Sampsell editor "The Red Room" by Chris A. Bolton, Portland Noir

“Lore is my favorite kind of story. Because it's not only historical, it's a lie everyone knows is a lie but tells anyway. I love that. Of course every story I tell is true. Completely true. Completely and utterly at least five-eighths of the way to being true, which is truer than any piece of lore and truer than most truths you'll hear.”
Kevin Sampsell editor "Shanghaied" by Gigi Little, Portland Noir


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