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Its stories push us to think about how noir "The population of Chicago Noir is as diverse as any crowd at the lakefront fireworks show Its stories push us to think about how noir might still be relevant beyond a bad-ass sort of nostalgia. Perhaps most impressive about Pollack's collection is the wide variety of writers selected to contribute. New interpretations, juxtaposed with classic structures, bring together the different faces of Chicago: North and South, old and new.
Demonstrating crisp, riveting pacing, dialog redolent with sardonic despair, and dark, nihilistic atmosphere, nearly all the entries are stellar examples of noir at its best.
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A very enjoyable effort overall. Nelson Algren and James Farrell would be proud.
Meyers, Todd Dills, C. The city of Chicago has spent much time and money over the last decade marketing itself as a tourist-friendly place for the whole family. It's got a shiny new Millennium Park, a spaceship in the middle of Soldier Field, and thousands of identical faux-brick condo buildings that seem to spring from the ground overnight. Chicago's rough-and-tumble tough-guy reputation has been replaced by a postcard with a lake view.
But that city's not gone. The hard-bitten streets once represented by James Farrell and Nelson Algren may have shifted locales, and they may be populated by different ethnicities, but Chicago is still a place where people struggle to survive and where, for many, crime is the only means for their survival.
The stories in Chicago Noir reclaim that territory. Chicago Noir is populated by hired killers and jazz men, drunks and dreamers, corrupt cops and ticket scalpers and junkies. It's the Chicago that the Department of Tourism doesn't want you to see, a place where hard cases face their sad fates, and pay for their sins in blood. These are stories about blocks that visitors are afraid to walk. They tell of a Chicago beyond Oprah, Michael Jordan, and deep-dish pizza. This isn't someone's dream of Chicago. It's not even a nightmare. It's just the real city, unfiltered.
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Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published September 1st by Akashic Books first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Chicago Noir , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of Chicago Noir. Oct 03, BookOfCinz rated it it was ok Shelves: reads , underwhelming. I have never visited or been to Chicago but I have read a lot of books that were set there. I cannot say Chicago is on my top list of place to visit but I was intrigued enough to pick up this Noir. This collection turned out to be a bit underwhelming for me.
I felt a lot of the stories didn't give me a good feel of Chicago.
Regardless, there were a few stand out stories that I loved, see below: 1. Goodnight Chicago and Amen by Luciano Guerriero 2. Destiny Returns by Achy Obejas 3. The Great Billik I have never visited or been to Chicago but I have read a lot of books that were set there. The Great Billik by Claire Zulkey 4.