The Best American Noir of the Century download free [PDF and Ebook] by James Ellroy

The Best American Noir of the Century download free [PDF and Ebook] by James Ellroy year 2011
  • Book name: The Best American Noir of the Century
  • Author: James Ellroy
  • Release date: 2011/10/29
  • Publisher: CORNERSTONE
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Crime and Thriller
  • ISBN: 9780099538257
  • Rating: 9.55 of 10
  • Votes: 853
  • Review by: Tenley Allman
  • Review rating: 8.97 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/27
  • Total pages: 640
  • Includes a PDF summary of 70 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A magisterial anthology of American noir writing in the 20th century by the best-selling author of the LA Quartet: The Black Dahlia. The Big Nowhere , LA Confidential and White Jazz. In his intoduction to The Best American Noir of the Century, James Ellroy writes, 'noir is the most scrutinised offshoot of the hard-boiled school of fiction. It's the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance. It's the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad.' Offering the best examples of literary sure things gone bad, this collection ensures that nowhere else can readers find a darker, more thorough distillation of American noir fiction. James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, series editor of the annual The Best American Mystery Stories, mined one hundred years of writing - 1910-2010 - to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir's twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain's 'Pastorale,' and its post-war heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Dennis Lehane, Patricia Highsmith and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing in the last decade.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 40H42M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Crime, Crime Fiction, Short Story Books
  • Available formats: PDF, RB, TXT, LIT, WORD, ODT, DOC, EPUB. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, TAR.LZO, AZW, Z
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.35 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x38mm
  • Weight: 437g
  • Printed by: Windmill Books
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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