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
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:339 pages pages

Noir Reviews

  • Max Nemtsov
    Apr 26, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

  • Julie
    May 05, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

    Fans of Christopher Moore's wacky farces will find much to appreciate here, and narrator Johnny Heller adds to the amusement with an impressive array of impersonations--James Cagney, Brando's Godfather, Mae West and more--to characterize those who populate this satire of and, in many w...

    As well as being a dandy mystery novel,Noir features diversity at it's most compelling.There are blacks,Chinese,Japanese,Poles,Italians,women,Germans who can't say squirrel,drag queens,lesbians,poets,Catholics,cripples,aliens,a bratty kid,exploding cows,men in black,a talking snake,and...

    Fun ride through the San Fran 1947 underside of life in sketchy bars/restaurants as the body count of dead and should-be-dead characters pile up. Sure you have to embrace a belief in one animal that talks and an out-of-this-world somebody but the bad guys get their come-uppance and the...

    Fantastic atmosphere, laugh out loud bits in a couple of places, fun new characters, etc. The snap shot of 1947 San Francisco was lovely, and the author's note at the end added some perspective. Looking forward to the author talk on May 8, 2018 at Bookshop Santa Cruz. ...

    I looked back and saw that I had rated most of Christopher Moore?s books as four-stars. I now think that is a mistake. Although I do try to reserve five-stars for the most profound, moving books I come across, I now also think that the rating should reflect success of the book at wha...

    This was really fun! It's Christopher Moore at his finest. ...

    (NOTE: I received an advanced copy of this book in a publisher giveaway.) You know, several times while reading Noir, I thought that this is not Moore's best effort. Yet he managed to make me laugh out loud often enough, and sometime - just when you were sure where he was going - he...

    This is what happens when Christopher Moore writes a noir novel. As he explains in the Afterword, he set out to write in the spirit of ?Raymond Chandler meets Jim Thompson?, something dark and desperate. But it comes out more, as he says, ?Perky Noir?, like ?Damon Runyan meet...

    First off, as the author admits in the afterward, this book is more comedic than dark. So don't expect anything more noir than, say Roger Rabbit. Which is perfectly fine because the story is great (and unpredictable), the writing is sharp, and the humor is sometimes laugh-out-loud funn...

    More Raymond Chandler than Christopher Moore. The afterward is very interesting. ...

  • Josh
    May 07, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Valerie
    May 03, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

    Fans of Christopher Moore's wacky farces will find much to appreciate here, and narrator Johnny Heller adds to the amusement with an impressive array of impersonations--James Cagney, Brando's Godfather, Mae West and more--to characterize those who populate this satire of and, in many w...

    As well as being a dandy mystery novel,Noir features diversity at it's most compelling.There are blacks,Chinese,Japanese,Poles,Italians,women,Germans who can't say squirrel,drag queens,lesbians,poets,Catholics,cripples,aliens,a bratty kid,exploding cows,men in black,a talking snake,and...

    Fun ride through the San Fran 1947 underside of life in sketchy bars/restaurants as the body count of dead and should-be-dead characters pile up. Sure you have to embrace a belief in one animal that talks and an out-of-this-world somebody but the bad guys get their come-uppance and the...

    Fantastic atmosphere, laugh out loud bits in a couple of places, fun new characters, etc. The snap shot of 1947 San Francisco was lovely, and the author's note at the end added some perspective. Looking forward to the author talk on May 8, 2018 at Bookshop Santa Cruz. ...

  • Robert
    Oct 10, 2017

    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...

    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...

  • Tony
    May 04, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

  • John
    May 09, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

  • Joyce
    Apr 28, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

    Fans of Christopher Moore's wacky farces will find much to appreciate here, and narrator Johnny Heller adds to the amusement with an impressive array of impersonations--James Cagney, Brando's Godfather, Mae West and more--to characterize those who populate this satire of and, in many w...

  • Jan Polep
    May 03, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

    Fans of Christopher Moore's wacky farces will find much to appreciate here, and narrator Johnny Heller adds to the amusement with an impressive array of impersonations--James Cagney, Brando's Godfather, Mae West and more--to characterize those who populate this satire of and, in many w...

    As well as being a dandy mystery novel,Noir features diversity at it's most compelling.There are blacks,Chinese,Japanese,Poles,Italians,women,Germans who can't say squirrel,drag queens,lesbians,poets,Catholics,cripples,aliens,a bratty kid,exploding cows,men in black,a talking snake,and...

    Fun ride through the San Fran 1947 underside of life in sketchy bars/restaurants as the body count of dead and should-be-dead characters pile up. Sure you have to embrace a belief in one animal that talks and an out-of-this-world somebody but the bad guys get their come-uppance and the...

  • Lindsey
    Nov 15, 2017

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

  • Billie
    Feb 07, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

  • Kim
    Apr 28, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

    Fans of Christopher Moore's wacky farces will find much to appreciate here, and narrator Johnny Heller adds to the amusement with an impressive array of impersonations--James Cagney, Brando's Godfather, Mae West and more--to characterize those who populate this satire of and, in many w...

    As well as being a dandy mystery novel,Noir features diversity at it's most compelling.There are blacks,Chinese,Japanese,Poles,Italians,women,Germans who can't say squirrel,drag queens,lesbians,poets,Catholics,cripples,aliens,a bratty kid,exploding cows,men in black,a talking snake,and...

    Fun ride through the San Fran 1947 underside of life in sketchy bars/restaurants as the body count of dead and should-be-dead characters pile up. Sure you have to embrace a belief in one animal that talks and an out-of-this-world somebody but the bad guys get their come-uppance and the...

    Fantastic atmosphere, laugh out loud bits in a couple of places, fun new characters, etc. The snap shot of 1947 San Francisco was lovely, and the author's note at the end added some perspective. Looking forward to the author talk on May 8, 2018 at Bookshop Santa Cruz. ...

    I looked back and saw that I had rated most of Christopher Moore?s books as four-stars. I now think that is a mistake. Although I do try to reserve five-stars for the most profound, moving books I come across, I now also think that the rating should reflect success of the book at wha...

    This was really fun! It's Christopher Moore at his finest. ...

    (NOTE: I received an advanced copy of this book in a publisher giveaway.) You know, several times while reading Noir, I thought that this is not Moore's best effort. Yet he managed to make me laugh out loud often enough, and sometime - just when you were sure where he was going - he...

    This is what happens when Christopher Moore writes a noir novel. As he explains in the Afterword, he set out to write in the spirit of ?Raymond Chandler meets Jim Thompson?, something dark and desperate. But it comes out more, as he says, ?Perky Noir?, like ?Damon Runyan meet...

    First off, as the author admits in the afterward, this book is more comedic than dark. So don't expect anything more noir than, say Roger Rabbit. Which is perfectly fine because the story is great (and unpredictable), the writing is sharp, and the humor is sometimes laugh-out-loud funn...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 15, 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...

    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...

    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...

  • Suzanne
    May 09, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • 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...

  • Allen Adams
    Apr 17, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

  • Erikka
    Aug 09, 2017

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

  • Art
    Jan 08, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

  • John of Canada
    Apr 13, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

    Fans of Christopher Moore's wacky farces will find much to appreciate here, and narrator Johnny Heller adds to the amusement with an impressive array of impersonations--James Cagney, Brando's Godfather, Mae West and more--to characterize those who populate this satire of and, in many w...

    As well as being a dandy mystery novel,Noir features diversity at it's most compelling.There are blacks,Chinese,Japanese,Poles,Italians,women,Germans who can't say squirrel,drag queens,lesbians,poets,Catholics,cripples,aliens,a bratty kid,exploding cows,men in black,a talking snake,and...

  • Nicole D.
    Feb 05, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Cheryl
    Apr 22, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

  • Dave
    Feb 08, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

    Fans of Christopher Moore's wacky farces will find much to appreciate here, and narrator Johnny Heller adds to the amusement with an impressive array of impersonations--James Cagney, Brando's Godfather, Mae West and more--to characterize those who populate this satire of and, in many w...

    As well as being a dandy mystery novel,Noir features diversity at it's most compelling.There are blacks,Chinese,Japanese,Poles,Italians,women,Germans who can't say squirrel,drag queens,lesbians,poets,Catholics,cripples,aliens,a bratty kid,exploding cows,men in black,a talking snake,and...

    Fun ride through the San Fran 1947 underside of life in sketchy bars/restaurants as the body count of dead and should-be-dead characters pile up. Sure you have to embrace a belief in one animal that talks and an out-of-this-world somebody but the bad guys get their come-uppance and the...

    Fantastic atmosphere, laugh out loud bits in a couple of places, fun new characters, etc. The snap shot of 1947 San Francisco was lovely, and the author's note at the end added some perspective. Looking forward to the author talk on May 8, 2018 at Bookshop Santa Cruz. ...

    I looked back and saw that I had rated most of Christopher Moore?s books as four-stars. I now think that is a mistake. Although I do try to reserve five-stars for the most profound, moving books I come across, I now also think that the rating should reflect success of the book at wha...

    This was really fun! It's Christopher Moore at his finest. ...

    (NOTE: I received an advanced copy of this book in a publisher giveaway.) You know, several times while reading Noir, I thought that this is not Moore's best effort. Yet he managed to make me laugh out loud often enough, and sometime - just when you were sure where he was going - he...

  • Lance L
    Apr 21, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

    Fans of Christopher Moore's wacky farces will find much to appreciate here, and narrator Johnny Heller adds to the amusement with an impressive array of impersonations--James Cagney, Brando's Godfather, Mae West and more--to characterize those who populate this satire of and, in many w...

    As well as being a dandy mystery novel,Noir features diversity at it's most compelling.There are blacks,Chinese,Japanese,Poles,Italians,women,Germans who can't say squirrel,drag queens,lesbians,poets,Catholics,cripples,aliens,a bratty kid,exploding cows,men in black,a talking snake,and...

    Fun ride through the San Fran 1947 underside of life in sketchy bars/restaurants as the body count of dead and should-be-dead characters pile up. Sure you have to embrace a belief in one animal that talks and an out-of-this-world somebody but the bad guys get their come-uppance and the...

    Fantastic atmosphere, laugh out loud bits in a couple of places, fun new characters, etc. The snap shot of 1947 San Francisco was lovely, and the author's note at the end added some perspective. Looking forward to the author talk on May 8, 2018 at Bookshop Santa Cruz. ...

    I looked back and saw that I had rated most of Christopher Moore?s books as four-stars. I now think that is a mistake. Although I do try to reserve five-stars for the most profound, moving books I come across, I now also think that the rating should reflect success of the book at wha...

  • Stacy Fetters
    Feb 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

  • Stacy
    Apr 14, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

    Fans of Christopher Moore's wacky farces will find much to appreciate here, and narrator Johnny Heller adds to the amusement with an impressive array of impersonations--James Cagney, Brando's Godfather, Mae West and more--to characterize those who populate this satire of and, in many w...

    As well as being a dandy mystery novel,Noir features diversity at it's most compelling.There are blacks,Chinese,Japanese,Poles,Italians,women,Germans who can't say squirrel,drag queens,lesbians,poets,Catholics,cripples,aliens,a bratty kid,exploding cows,men in black,a talking snake,and...

    Fun ride through the San Fran 1947 underside of life in sketchy bars/restaurants as the body count of dead and should-be-dead characters pile up. Sure you have to embrace a belief in one animal that talks and an out-of-this-world somebody but the bad guys get their come-uppance and the...

    Fantastic atmosphere, laugh out loud bits in a couple of places, fun new characters, etc. The snap shot of 1947 San Francisco was lovely, and the author's note at the end added some perspective. Looking forward to the author talk on May 8, 2018 at Bookshop Santa Cruz. ...

    I looked back and saw that I had rated most of Christopher Moore?s books as four-stars. I now think that is a mistake. Although I do try to reserve five-stars for the most profound, moving books I come across, I now also think that the rating should reflect success of the book at wha...

    This was really fun! It's Christopher Moore at his finest. ...

  • Dave
    Apr 21, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Joseph Carano
    Dec 03, 2017

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

    ??????????, ????? ??????, ??????????? ??????????? ????? ? ???-?????????, ???? ???????? ?????? ?????? (? ??????). ????, ???????, ??? ??? ?? ????? ? ????. ...

    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

  • Ivy H
    May 04, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

  • Doctor Moss
    Apr 27, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    "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...

    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'...

    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 genre with his ow...

    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 ...

    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...

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    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 ...

    I won a advance readers edition of this novel on the Goodreads site. I enjoyed this offering in just about any way a reader can. The characters were original and interesting as was the strange and very original plot. The style of writing, the prose in the equation, was also very origi...

    Falling into a kind of weird "meh"-ness between the madcap antics of most of Moore's San Francisco novels and the smart hilarity of Lamb and Fool, this just never quite gelled for me as a reader. It got considerably more engaging in the second half, but that was just too late for me to...

    You know you have a hardboiled novel in your hands when Chapter One starts like this: She had the kind of legs that kept her butt from resting on her shoes -- a size-eight dame in a size-six dress and every mug in the joint was rooting for the two sizes to make a break for it . . . I...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/hard... If you were to put together a short list of the consistently funniest authors currently working, Christopher Moore would be on it. Probably near the top. His books are smart and absurd, packed with dynamic characters and engaging storytelling...

    Fans of Christopher Moore's wacky farces will find much to appreciate here, and narrator Johnny Heller adds to the amusement with an impressive array of impersonations--James Cagney, Brando's Godfather, Mae West and more--to characterize those who populate this satire of and, in many w...

    As well as being a dandy mystery novel,Noir features diversity at it's most compelling.There are blacks,Chinese,Japanese,Poles,Italians,women,Germans who can't say squirrel,drag queens,lesbians,poets,Catholics,cripples,aliens,a bratty kid,exploding cows,men in black,a talking snake,and...

    Fun ride through the San Fran 1947 underside of life in sketchy bars/restaurants as the body count of dead and should-be-dead characters pile up. Sure you have to embrace a belief in one animal that talks and an out-of-this-world somebody but the bad guys get their come-uppance and the...

    Fantastic atmosphere, laugh out loud bits in a couple of places, fun new characters, etc. The snap shot of 1947 San Francisco was lovely, and the author's note at the end added some perspective. Looking forward to the author talk on May 8, 2018 at Bookshop Santa Cruz. ...

    I looked back and saw that I had rated most of Christopher Moore?s books as four-stars. I now think that is a mistake. Although I do try to reserve five-stars for the most profound, moving books I come across, I now also think that the rating should reflect success of the book at wha...

    This was really fun! It's Christopher Moore at his finest. ...

    (NOTE: I received an advanced copy of this book in a publisher giveaway.) You know, several times while reading Noir, I thought that this is not Moore's best effort. Yet he managed to make me laugh out loud often enough, and sometime - just when you were sure where he was going - he...

    This is what happens when Christopher Moore writes a noir novel. As he explains in the Afterword, he set out to write in the spirit of ?Raymond Chandler meets Jim Thompson?, something dark and desperate. But it comes out more, as he says, ?Perky Noir?, like ?Damon Runyan meet...