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Alan Moore's "Top Ten" comics.
7/17/12 3:49 AM
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Check out the Hard Case Crime series
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thanks for bringing this back.

Anybody ever read the short story Memento is based on?
9/26/12 10:50 PM
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Thanks for bumping this thread, this exact topic was why I was coming to BookGround..

 

Sadly, the reason I want to read some Noir books is because I loved L.A. Noire, and am in the process of reading the L.A. Noire short story collection and love them...

 

Some awesome sounding suggestions in this thread, but The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler is probably the first I will read, just because I hear so many people mention it.

5/31/13 11:40 PM
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TTT!

 

Still haven't gotten around to reading The Big Sleep, but I did just read Black Dahlia by James Ellroy (the first book in his LA Quartet) and it was amazing, definitely recommend it to everyone.  Starting the next one in the series now.

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No Raymond Chandler?

The Big Sleep is the book that started me on detective fiction.
6/30/13 10:51 PM
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TTT!

 

Still haven't gotten around to reading The Big Sleep, but I did just read Black Dahlia by James Ellroy (the first book in his LA Quartet) and it was amazing, definitely recommend it to everyone.  Starting the next one in the series now.


I would suggest digging deep into the hardboiled genre.

Chanlder is a must read. Hammett's The Maltese Falcon is also a key one.

Dennis Lehane's Patrick and Angie books may well be the best P.I. series ever (Especially the first four).

Don Winslow's Savages is a damn good book.

Walter Mosley and George Pelecanos are modern masters.
8/8/13 8:14 AM
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Jim Thompson is great place to start.

Read anything put out by Hard Case Crime, in particular "The Twenty Year Death." It's fantastic. It's written like three novels in one, each in the style of a master to tell one epic story. First one is set in 1939 and written like a Georges Simenon procedural. Next is 1949 detective story ala Chandler. The last is in 1959, written like a Jim Thompson gem.
8/13/13 2:07 AM
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tontobalboa - Jim Thompson is great place to start.

Read anything put out by Hard Case Crime, in particular "The Twenty Year Death." It's fantastic. It's written like three novels in one, each in the style of a master to tell one epic story. First one is set in 1939 and written like a Georges Simenon procedural. Next is 1949 detective story ala Chandler. The last is in 1959, written like a Jim Thompson gem.

Hard Case is an amazing publisher. Charles does a great job with reissues and new titles.
12/30/13 10:58 AM
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12/30/13 11:32 AM
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I have a story coming out in the next Thug Lit magazine. They do very good hardcore hardboiled.

My story is more of a western on bicycles, set in Brooklyn in 1989. Undocumented Irish and black kids fighting over bikes. Phone Post 3.0
1/2/14 8:51 AM
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Thanks for bumping this thread, this exact topic was why I was coming to BookGround..

 

Sadly, the reason I want to read some Noir books is because I loved L.A. Noire, and am in the process of reading the L.A. Noire short story collection and love them...

 

Some awesome sounding suggestions in this thread, but The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler is probably the first I will read, just because I hear so many people mention it.


Honestly I don't think you can do better than James Ellroy
1/2/14 9:12 AM
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Hard Bounce by Todd Robinson. Kind of punk rock hardboiled noir.

The Naked Kiss is brilliant. Watch it free on YouTube. Phone Post 3.0
1/2/14 9:13 AM
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Brooklyn Noir short story collection is good too. Phone Post 3.0
5/29/14 5:34 PM
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Bobby Lupo - Brooklyn Noir short story collection is good too. Phone Post 3.0

Yes, it is a great collection.
6/6/14 2:43 AM
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CareBearStare - No Raymond Chandler?

The Big Sleep is the book that started me on detective fiction.

I loved the Big Sleep so much that I read all of Raymond Chandler's work after that.


Dashiel Hammett's Red Dawn is definitely a good read too.
6/10/14 8:50 AM
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Thanks for bumping this thread, this exact topic was why I was coming to BookGround..

 

Sadly, the reason I want to read some Noir books is because I loved L.A. Noire, and am in the process of reading the L.A. Noire short story collection and love them...

 

Some awesome sounding suggestions in this thread, but The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler is probably the first I will read, just because I hear so many people mention it.


I'm reading the L.A. Noire short story collection now. I tend to like short stories more than full on novels.
6/17/14 8:24 PM
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CareBearStare - No Raymond Chandler?

The Big Sleep is the book that started me on detective fiction.

I loved the Big Sleep so much that I read all of Raymond Chandler's work after that.


Dashiel Hammett's Red Dawn is definitely a good read too.

i as well, the long goodbye being my favourite.
soho crime is a good label to look out for, they put out alot of crime novels from around the world
6/19/14 8:56 PM
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Really quick read 9/11 noir.

http://litreactor.com/events/arrest-us/not-a-sailors-girlnot-a-truckers-wife

8/7/14 5:53 AM
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Im reading Connolly's Every dead Thing, The first of the Charlie Parker series. I'm over half-way and it's meh, thus far...
8/7/14 8:40 AM
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CareBearStare - No Raymond Chandler?

The Big Sleep is the book that started me on detective fiction.

I loved the Big Sleep so much that I read all of Raymond Chandler's work after that.


Dashiel Hammett's Red Dawn is definitely a good read too.

i as well, the long goodbye being my favourite.
soho crime is a good label to look out for, they put out alot of crime novels from around the world

The Long Goodbye is definitely my favorite book of Chandler's. It is a shame that they didn't get Humphrey Bogart to reprise the Phillip Marlowe role for it or any of the other books. Many years later they did make a the Long Goodbye movie, possibly made for t.v., but I have not had any luck finding it or any of the other Chandler based movies, besides the Big Sleep.
8/7/14 9:23 AM
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You didnt see the early 70's version with Elliot Gould then...

evidently, you havent looked very hard...

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