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Brand new stories by: Ken Bruen, Eoin Colfer, Jason Starr, Laura Lippman, Olen Steinhauer, Peter Spiegelman, Kevin Wignall, Jim Fusilli, John Rickards, Patrick J. Lambe, Charlie Stella, Ray Banks, James O. Born, Sarah Weinman, Pat Mullan, Gary Phillips, Craig McDonald, Duane Swierczynski, Reed Farrel Coleman, and others.

Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts s
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Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Akashic Books (first published December 31st 2005)
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Milan
"Dablin noar" je najbolja zbirka noar priča iz ove edicije. Makar meni. Irci su totalno ludi, krvavi, crnohumorni, mračni i zabavni... Lokalni urednici su, pored domaćih autora, pozvali i strane pisce da daju svoju viziju modernog, ali i dalje mračnog, Dablina. U ovim pričama nije prikazana tradicionalna, već moderna Irska, popularni keltski tigar. Više o pojedinačnim pričama, ali i zbirci, kao i samoj ediciji možete poročitati u ovom tekstu: http://www.bookvar.rs/dablin-noar-naj...
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Shawn
Jul 13, 2011 rated it liked it
So, yet another installment in Akashic's city-based NOIR anthology series (I'm not reading them as fast as they put them out, so until they slow down I'll never catch up). Thank you very much public library ILL!

As I've said before in previous Akashic reviews (Chicago Noir, D.C. Noir, etc.), the pattern of these anthologies (essentially crime stories - any intention to hew to a definition of noir as entailing specifically dark or morally questionable/conflicted worldviews kind of falls by the way
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Kerry Pickens
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
I have been reading this city-based crime noir series from my favorite small book publishing company Akashic books. The series varies in quality, but the Dublin Noir was exceptionally good, which is to be expected. I would have given it 5 stars except for a story about a hate crime against a Pakistani man. I don't know why that was included in the book but it's offensive material. ...more
Eric_W
Mar 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Akashic Books has been issuing a series of books that thematically collect "noir" stories related to specific cities, e.g., Richmond Noir, Philadelphia Noir, etc., although I see there is a recent one entitled "Grand Central Noir;" perhaps they ran out of cities. The books are an excellent way to discover authors writing in the noir genre -- if there is such a thing -- and I've already order some books based on stories in "Dublin Noir: The Celtic Tiger Vs. the Ugly American" edited by Ken Bruen. ...more
Rebecca
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
I wanted to love this, but ultimately it is difficult to Noir well in a short story. And if you're going to attempt it in an anthology-type collection, I would have required the stories to be significantly longer. Instead of a few well thought out, thematically linked stories, we had a bajillion half baked attempts, only a couple of which came close. I love Ireland, and I tend to love Irish writers, but this just felt like a lot of empty posturing. ...more
Davor
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Koliko dobrih ,toliko i loših priča .Bar za moj ukus ...
Eric
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Paint-by-the-numbers "noir" short stories. To disagree with another review on here, I find that "noir" can work quite well in a shorter format. On the other hand, I agree with the reviewer that many of these never quite find their mark due to their short length.

Several of the stories were banal meditations on life in and around Dublin, with a "noir" style ending seemingly tacked on at the end, usually in the form of a murder. I will continue to read through this series from Akashic, as it works
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Yassi
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Akashic Noir Series never disappoints!
Kurt Weber
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: noir
Quite enjoyed this volume
Mary Lee
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another strong entry in this stand out series of short story anthologies.
Frank
Nov 06, 2014 rated it liked it
This is one of the many Akashic Books Noir Series. In Dublin Noir, there are 19 short stories, all of which take place in Dublin, Ireland. The stories are fun to read and are mostly about those bad Irish boyos who "take out" many unsuspecting "Ugly American" tourists visiting the old country for the first time in search of their heritage. "Jaysus, how can these Americans be such foking eejits". Read this collection of stories before your trip to Ireland and you will be extremely leery of those D ...more
Sarah
Aug 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
A good book to keep on the night stand since each story is short enough for a quick read before going to sleep. In general, Iseemed to enjoy the stories written by the Irish authors more than those written by non-Irish, but I kind of expected that. I was looking forward to seeing what Laura Lippman had to offer since I like her style usually. Her story was good, but not the best in the collection. My favorite was The Portrait of the Killer as a Young Man by Reed Farrel Coleman. The twist at the ...more
Paul
Dec 31, 2013 rated it liked it
It's a hit or miss short story collection, with more misses sadly. Peter Spiegelman's "The Best Part" is probably the best story in the book. I did love Laura Lippman's sense of humor in "The Honor Bar". I'll check out some of her titles in the future. Otherwise, if you want to start with a better book from the Akashic Books noir series, I'd start with "Miami Noir". ...more
Jessica
A must for me since it features a number of stories from favorite writers of mine, and overall they're pretty solid. Especially notable to me is Sarah Weinman's entry, not so much for its quality (although it's good) but because her punchline reminds me so much of one of the anthology's other contributors, Laura Lippman (whose "The Honor Bar" is the standout here). ...more
April
Jun 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I enjoy all the noir books. This seemed to me to be even darker than most. I loved the tourism director story!
Lori
Jun 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: garbage, dnf
Couldn't make myself finish this book. ...more
Marina Gudelj
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved it!
Tuxlie
Dec 12, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: crime

Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a light on the dark streets of Dublin.

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Pam
Sep 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
TITLE/AUTHOR: DUBLIN NOIR edited by Ken Bruen
RATING: 4.5/B+
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Mystery 2006, 228 pgs
Short stories set in Dublin by various authors.
Thomas M.
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-fiction
Grisly and profane
Best, "Tourist Trade"
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Velvetink
Sep 01, 2013 marked it as to-read
epub tubel
Ivana Hajdinić
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sve-i-svašta
Sviđala mi se ova knjiga.
Puno zanimljivih priča.
Definitivno preporuka svima.
Kristen
This wasn't my favorite collection in the series, but there were some good stories. There were some not so good stories and some stories that just confused me. Next up, Philadelphia Noir. ...more
Burton
Jun 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
There were a couple of shorts that were not too bad...
Gathuo
May 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
Too complicated
Genissa
Aug 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: quit-reading
I do not appreciate being assailed by gratuitous profanity in the first chapter. No thank you. NEXT!
Jen
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobooks-i-own
Noir just doesn't seem to be my thing. ...more
Jennifer L. Julian
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Dec 10, 2014
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Ken Bruen, born in Galway in 1951, is the author of The Guards (2001), the highly acclaimed first Jack Taylor novel. He spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, S.E. Asia and South America. His novel Her Last Call to Louis Mac Niece (1997) is in production for Pilgrim Pictures, his "White Trilogy" has been bought by Channel 4, and The Guards is to be filmed in Ireland by De ...more

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