by Pete Hamill et al & Edited: Tim McLoughlin Pub. Akashic Books
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 1888451580
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
A highly-readable collection of gritty tales set in Brooklyn, some with surprise endings, some with characters you won't soon forget, something for everyone. Brooklyn Noir includes tales told from many viewpoints of both race and social strata, a collection that will have you visiting the people next door (Triple Harrison) or someone living in Ireland whose dream it is to live in Brooklyn (Fade to...Brooklyn). I thoroughly enjoyed the tour through the life and changing times of this part of the world I had little knowledge of and highly recommend this as a group of tales that will definitely provide you with reading enjoyment from talented authors whose names you'll find yourself looking for in other publications and bookstores. Brooklyn Noir is a guided tour through the underbelly of society at times with stop-offs at the park to ride the carousel and listen to an old man's sad tale of two young women he met while they were on a Scavenger Hunt or an Italian meal at Carmine's Restaurant as in Eating Italian. Highly recommended by a reader who enjoyed her visit to Brooklyn as seen through the eyes of the authors and characters in this collection. Enjoy. I sure did.