The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore returns in finest madcap form with this zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco, and featuring a diverse cast of characters, including a hapless bartender; his Chinese sidekick; a doll with sharp angles and dangerous curves; a tight-lipped Air Force general; a wisecracking waif; Petey, a black mamba; and many more. Another great story from Christopher Moore. “In fact, when Leonardo da Vinci is in Naples he does the first early drawings of the douche bag. “You do this experiment yourself?” I asked. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Copyright © 2018 by Christopher Moore. “I need you to work on that other thing for the general.”, “About that,” I said. “Right,” I said with a wink. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast near Mount Rainier, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. .It takes an author of remarkable talents to keep a profitably urinating snake, a dame named for a dairy product, and a slimy extraterrestrial all running through a narrative.”  - Washington Independent Review of Books, “Moore spoofs hard-boiled detective fiction in this irreverent send-up set in 1947 San Francisco. So first I think, I am an expert in procuring and distributing certain beverages, so I think that perhaps a line of dog and cat spirits might work.”. Renowned satirist Moore (Secondhand Souls, 2015, etc.) Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Took a while for this to get going but once it did it flew by and i was finished. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay. Wise cracking black comedy with a nod to a hardboiled past. “Do not for a second think that you can just get some girls from Madame Mabel’s on Post and dress them up like Bettys from next door, because the general is no sap.” (Sal always said “Madame Mabel” with her title, like she was a doctor or senator or had received an advanced degree in Salami Concealment from a respected College of Floozie Management.) In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. “But I am only here for a couple of years, while you—”. No one is happy to be caught in a bar at four in the afternoon. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. you the Naples is to douche bags what Kitty Hawk is to airplanes.”, “Yeah, well, I did not know that, but from now on I will add it to my story. Great characters and fun ideas for a plot. Large Print. Summer, 1947. A regular joe stirs up a whole pot of trouble when he meets a damsel in distress. On Sale: 04/02/2019 . newsletters? He can do it with his eyes closed. By Dedication This book is for Jeff Mong, my friend. DESK & EXAM REQUESTS PURCHASE AT HC.com. “Hey, Officer,” I threw to Pookie, but he just growled and made a show out of moving a barstool back far enough to get his big belly up to the bar. When the door squeaked shut again and the light abated, the Cheese was sliding onto the stool at the end of the bar like a weary angel. In his own words, Moore describes this novel as “Perky Noir”. Something went wrong. To drop the curtains on this review, I can safely Noir by Christopher Moore is a solid and entertaining work of original comedy up to the standards set by his other stories. Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2018. That picture probably doesn’t even look like me. ’Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he’s got the connections on the street. Despite all the obvious research he’s done, San Francisco just seemed too contemporary. This is one of the wackiest books I’ve ever read. Pookie tried to call him back. choose from the dropdown. Then the front door opened behind me and a shadow of weaselly caution fell over Sal’s face. Something is happening with me and Christopher Moore. On Sale: 04/02/2019. Used with the permission of the publisher. So it hurts giving Noir only 3 stars (really, 2.5, but I rounded up for loyalty). It’s all very, very Noir. San Francisco. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 4, 2018. Summer, 1947. REQUESTS, https://b0f646cfbd7462424f7a-f9758a43fb7c33cc8adda0fd36101899.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/hc-audio/9780062803115.mp3, privacy Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2018. Before I had a chance to ask the cop his poison, the front door opened again and sunlight blasted a smoky arc through the saloon, causing patrons to grab their hats for protection. Do you primarily buy books in a country other than the US? “And so you turn this task over to me, why?” I asked. So it hurts giving Noir only 3 stars (really, 2.5, but I rounded up for loyalty). From Noir. Another great story from Christopher Moore. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Hardcover But that’s nothing compared to the real weirdness happening in the City by the Bay. “I sure will, kid,” he said. Supernatural Comedy with a large helping of Romance? But they stay away at some distance, variously scratching and licking their private parts with great enthusiasm. I’m not sure that he has it in him to write truly dark novels. . As a devotee of Hammett, Chandler, and Spillane this gem was a, lucky find. It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. A dame walks into a saloon . And soon they are all gathered around, quite interested, as I tear off pieces of pizza and toss some to each mutt in turn, but even when I shove one’s nose into the bourbon, the mutt is not interested. “I am not sure how, exactly, to go about such a task of finding a whole gaggle of young, single dames who will want to keep the company of rich old guys up in the redwoods.”, “Well, you will offer them plenty of cheddar, is how,” said Sal. But why guys with that kind of weight cannot procure their own female company, I cannot figure. ’Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he’s got the connections on the street.Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainer, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. Think Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon with more than a dash of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes All Stars. Now Sal was in no mood to stay. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast near Mount Rainier, there's a deadly poisonous viper loose in the city, a rag-tag bunch of Sammy's night shift buddies are trying to get an angle on the action, and a dirty cop called Pookie wants in on it. Wise cracking black comedy with a nod to a hardboiled past. policy. Something went wrong. I struggled to get into this book but after the first 6 chapters I really enjoyed it. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast near Mount Rainier, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin tends bar. “Because you are connected on the street,” said Sal. I’m sorry to say that it wasn’t close to the quality of some of his earlier books. Think Raymond Chandler meets Men in Black with more than a dash of the Looney Tunes All Stars. Great characters and fun ideas for a plot. Think Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon with more than a dash of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes All Stars. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. Normally he would remind me that he’s a detective inspector, and not a mere “officer,” but he was about to strong-arm a free drink, and since Eddie Moo Shoes once accidentally mentioned that I keep a glass behind the bar in which I have rubbed a dead rat, just for special occasions, which is entirely untrue but highly effective at assuring civility in certain citizens, Pookie let it go.

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