Noir

Noir

San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . . 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. It?s love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. ?Cause when you need San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . . It?s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, c...

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Title:Noir
Author:Christopher Moore
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Noir
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:339 pages pages

Noir Reviews

  • Kemper
    May 21, 2018
    Down these mean streets a man must go. Or to be more accurate in the case of Sammy ?Two Toes? Tiffin ? down these mean streets a man must limp. It?s 1947 in San Francisco where Sammy is a good guy with some skeletons in his closet who works as a bartender which is how he mee...
  • Max Nemtsov
    Apr 26, 2018
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  • Josh
    May 07, 2018
    Noir is a satire / humorous take of the more serious noir genre with a twist. In it, the reader is taken down a dark alley laughing all the way as our faithful protagonist Sammy ?Two Toes? Tiffin goes from bartender with puppy love to entrepreneur to crime fighting extraordinaire. ...
  • Robert
    Oct 10, 2017
    I?ll start by saying I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. That being said, the first half didn?t have the feel of a Christopher Moore novel. Fans will know what I mean. It was good, but not Lamb, good. Now halfway through something happens. Something delicious and crazy a...
  • Lisa
    Jul 01, 2018
    Disappointed. Christopher Moore is among my very favorite authors, able to brilliantly pull off genre mashups and still keep them witty, entertaining, and identifiably HIS. But this one didn't work for me. It felt like nothing happened in the first half of the book, and I felt like wha...
  • Tony
    May 04, 2018
    NOIR. (2018). Christopher Moore. **. Years ago I used to follow and read Moore?s novels, but somehow got side-tracked and stopped reading him on a regular basis. I do remember reading his early work and looking forward to any new issues of his. When I saw that this was a new novel b...
  • Steve
    Aug 30, 2018
    Argh, what to make of this book? and, more broadly, what to think about continuing to read Christopher Moore? is this the last Moore book I read? do I (finally) give up? or do I keep hoping for the (seemingly) long-ago sensation of laughing out loud, scratching my head page after page,...
  • Lindsey
    Nov 15, 2017
    A new favorite from Christopher Moore! NOIR perfectly balanced sweet characters, film noir style and lingo, and Moore's trademark humor. In short, I loved it. It may actually be in my top 5 favorite Chris Moore books. Sammy is a bartender who plans a get rich quick scheme that does...
  • Albert Riehle
    Apr 29, 2018
    Who am I kidding, right? If Christopher Moore pooped on a page every day and called it his Rorschach novel, I'd buy it and probably find something interesting in the way his feces splattered in the most hysterical and poignant patterns ever conceived. So, yeah. I guess you could say I'...
  • Sue Smith
    Oct 17, 2018
    Think Monty Python meets Chinatown?? or Monty Python recruits the Three Stooges and does a rough take on Casablanca. Either way this book is hilarious. Anytime I snort out loud because of a book on my commute, it?s worth a five star rating. Believe me when I tell you - it?s pro...
  • Vivian
    Jun 01, 2018
    "The streetlights floated above in their vaporous auras like lost spirits, never reaching the pavement." The scene is set. I like Noir, and this feels true to the genre except with a lot more laughing. The post WWII setting in San Francisco is vibrant and the edgy jokes run the gaun...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 15, 2018
    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/04/19/... Noir was my first experience with the writing of humorist Christopher Moore, and I was not disappointed. In fact, it?s been a few days since I finished reading the book, and every now and then I still cat...
  • Gianfranco Mancini
    Sep 03, 2018
    "Fu in quel momento che l'uomoluna sbucò dalla porta e disintegrò i due succhiacazzi." Voto: ??? Romanzo divertente e piacevole da leggere che mescola con ironia dissacrante tutti gli elementi tipici del genere noir ,un tizio qualunque ma con un passato burrascoso...
  • Suzanne
    May 09, 2018
    This book is so funny. I read it within hours. It?s so ridiculous a lot of the times but in the good, entertaining kind of ridiculous (Mrs.Jones comment about her late husband?s manhood?). I have not read anything else by Christopher Moore and honestly knew very little about his...
  • writegeist
    Jul 11, 2018
    Moore provides a lighter piece of what he calls "perky noir" (less emphasis upon the darker elements of noir, but still has all the crooks, corrupt cops, and desirable broads that you'd expect in a period piece from the post-WWII America). Moore adds his crisp wordplay, and fantasy/sci...
  • Melki
    Apr 23, 2018
    I was sure I was going to love this one. After all, a book by Christopher Moore that threatens to combine two of my favorite fictions - humor and crime . . . what's not to love? And, it does get off to a great start . . . She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on...
  • Larry H
    May 13, 2018
    Well, it's been a while since I've read a book that should have been accompanied by a drum set, in order to generate rimshots after every joke, but this definitely felt like one of those!! "There are times in a guy's life when he finds himself floating facedown in a sea of troubles,...
  • Erikka
    Aug 09, 2017
    Every author is allowed one meh book. This is definitely Moore's. I am usually enamored of his work. Amazing characters, enticing plot lines, piss-yourself-laughing humor. Those were all missing from this. I feel like it was two separate stories: a valiant attempt at noir writing that ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jun 07, 2018
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Noir is a book that proves the old adage . . . . The dame is ?Cheese? ? the fella hung up on her is Sammy Two Toes. The story takes place everywhere from a dive bar, to a national forest to Roswell, New Mex...
  • Art
    Jan 08, 2018
    Here's the Rorschach test whether you will like this book. Chris Moore begins one of the chapters of Noir thusly: "The fog lay spread across the city like a drowned whore -- damp, cold, smelling of salt and diesel -- a sea-sodden streetwalker who'd just bonked a tugboat..." If you are ...
  • Matthew
    Mar 01, 2018
    This book is an awesomely unique and entertaining ride. I was enthralled every second and frequently found myself laughing out loud. Vocalizing while reading is almost always a good thing! Moore really captures the feel of old hard boiled stories and film noir. And, while he...
  • Tim
    Jun 16, 2018
    This is different from what he normally writes about by delving into post-WWII San Francisco. Different times doesn't mean better times. 5 of 10 stars ...
  • Nicole D.
    Feb 05, 2018
    This isn't a totally trademark Christopher Moore book, but you know what? I'm totally OK with that. People evolve and frankly I didn't want to read a formulaic novel. I struggled a bit at first - I think Moore was working on creating the Noir feel and it just felt like a lot of wor...
  • Glen
    May 28, 2018
    I won an ARC of this book in a goodreads drawing. A madcap mystery set in San Francisco in the 1940's, where it's apparent the author's research fell a little short. Frisco was a wholly different city in the 40's than it is now, or even what it became in the 1960's. The author s...
  • Cheryl
    Apr 22, 2018
    Really 2 and a half stars. A screwball comedy with a noir setting, which takes place in post-war 1940s San Francisco. This would have been alot better with some more editing. There's alot of funny dialogue, but the real plot doesn't get going until you're 30% into the book. The book's ...
  • Stacy Fetters
    Feb 23, 2018
    "Sammy brought his *** spy friend, those guys are tricky- they have a way to hit you that makes your eye-balls explode." Christoper Moore is like a fine wine, he gets better as time goes on. He?s one of those authors that never disappoints and this book is now in my top three favo...
  • Dave
    Apr 21, 2018
    Great title. Impressive cover harkening back to 1940's-era posters. Moore offers us a tongue-in-cheek parody of a 1940's noir story taking place in San Francisco's North Beach. This ersatz comedy certainly had its moments of great prose, but somewhere among the cane-wielding bartenders...
  • Brian
    Jun 01, 2018
    ?You stinkin? wallabies are in hot water now.? Something is happening with me and Christopher Moore. The relationship is getting a little long in the tooth I feel, because his books just don?t do for me what they use to. When I first discovered him, I really enjoyed (and tor...
  • Ivy H
    May 04, 2018
    4.5 stars. This was a funny, entertaining joyride filled with drama, romance, action, men in black, a loud mouth little kid, a talking snake and even an alien ! Christopher Moore has penned a fabulous spoof of a tale set in 1947 San Francisco, that meshes the classic 1940's noir gen...
  • Lori
    Dec 11, 2017
    Not much story to go with the jokes. Oh well, they can't all be The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove. I liked the afterward. I'm looking forward to his next book. ...