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Moscow Noir

Moscow Noir The you watch Moscow the it looks like a huge chameleon that keeps changing its face and it isn t always pretty Following Akashic Books international success with London Noir Delhi Noir Paris Noir

  • Title: Moscow Noir
  • Author: Natalia Smirnova Julia Goumen
  • ISBN: 9781936070060
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • The you watch Moscow, the it looks like a huge chameleon that keeps changing its face and it isn t always pretty Following Akashic Books international success with London Noir, Delhi Noir, Paris Noir, and others, the Noir series explores this fabled and troubled city s darkest recesses.Features brand new stories by Alexander Anuchkin, Igor Zotov, Gleb ShulpyakThe you watch Moscow, the it looks like a huge chameleon that keeps changing its face and it isn t always pretty Following Akashic Books international success with London Noir, Delhi Noir, Paris Noir, and others, the Noir series explores this fabled and troubled city s darkest recesses.Features brand new stories by Alexander Anuchkin, Igor Zotov, Gleb Shulpyakov, Vladimir Tuchkov, Anna Starobinets, Vyacheslav Kuritsyn, Sergei Samsonov, Alexei Evdokimov, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Maxim Maximov, Irina Denezhkina, Dmitry Kosyrev, Andrei Khusnutdinov, and Sergei Kuznetsov.Natalia Smirnova was born in 1978 in Moscow In 2006, together with Julia Goumen, she founded GoumenSmirnova Literary Agency, representing Russian authors worldwide.Julia Goumen was born in St Petersburg, Russia, in 1977 She holds a PhD in English and has worked in publishing since 2001.

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    1. How about touring Moscow and using these stories as a map? (I haven't been to Moscow yet.)What is it that makes these stories so Russian? Two of them reminded me of stories I'd read in class in college: The Point of No Return and The Coat That Smelled Like Earth. (Gogol's The Overcoat?) Quintessentially Russian--whatever that means.My favorites tended to be the ones with a woman as a main character, although only three of them are actually written by women. The book is edited by two women howeve [...]


    2. The stories in Moscow Noir have a powerful cumulative effect: they're all dark, and there's lots of violent crime, combining for a bleak and atmospheric picture of a city. Each story is listed with a geographical location, and the book contains a map. As is usual (and preferable) with an anthology, I liked some stories much better than others. My favorites were "The Mercy Bus" for its mention of social programs and its end twist, "Field of a Thousand Corpses" for its instant coffee drinking cop, [...]


    3. Note: this is not published by the Moscow Chamber of Commerce or Tourist Board. This is not an exploration of Russian history or a guide to the city. It is noir. I state this because while it may be obvious to others, I kept catching myself thinking "this is so stereotypical of Russiarely not everyone is this bad!" Oh, back to "noir". I needed to remind myself of that definition throughout: "crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings." Once I was clear on th [...]


    4. This compilation was pretty hit or miss, though I guess most short story compilations are. I have unfortunately not visited Moscow (well, not yet!) but it painted overall a pretty dark and violent picture of Moscow, though as a compilation of noir fiction, it's going to be by definition dark and violent. It is interesting to see how each individual book in the series captures the particular underworld of a city. After all, underworlds are not homogenous, each city's has its own flavor.I did some [...]


    5. Free e-book advent calendar from Akashic Books: Download Moscow Noir for FREE until midnight, December 05, 2016! Comes in DRM-free mobi or epub, and you don't have to sign in or up for anything.


    6. super solid collection of noir, mystery, crime, and horror from Moscow. You get the feeling the authors aren't stretching things a whole. Which is very scary really, but maybe it's not as bad as it seems? Day of the Oprichnik


    7. I give this four stars because the book is well written and each story is crafted with precision. However, I cannot claim to have really enjoyed the book. I personally find the short story format not to be conducive to the noir category. Without having developed a vested interest in the characters, the violence and crime is too much for me.


    8. The more you watch Moscow, the more it looks like a huge chameleon that keeps changing its face—and it isn’t always pretty. Following Akashic Books’ international success with London Noir, Delhi Noir, Paris Noir, and others, the Noir series explores this fabled and troubled city’s darkest recesses. Features brand-new stories by: Alexander Anuchkin, Igor Zotov, Gleb Shulpyakov, Vladimir Tuchkov, Anna Starobinets, Vyacheslav Kuritsyn, Sergei Samsonov, Alexei Evdokimov, Ludmilla Petrushevsk [...]


    9. This book does exactly what is says it does: it shows real Moscow, naked, without all that pretentious glamour and luxury. Some of the stories are a bit naive, some are too predictable, and there are few very memorable ones. My favorite pieces were by Anna Starobinetz and Sergey Kuznetzov.


    10. With its plutocrats and their gorgeous molls, resurgent underworld and grudges going back to WWII, Moscow is as much a noir city as Chicago in this excellent collection of short stories by Russian writers.





    11. There are few weak short stories here, but once you read all of them, you discover few unexpected pearls - Samsonov, Kusniecov, Jevdokimov Something quite different than my standard reading but equally addictive.


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