Item description for Brooklyn Noir 3: Nothing but the Truth (Akashic Noir series) by Tim McLoughlin & Thomas Adcock...
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. This volume presents the first nonfiction collection in the series, curated by acclaimed novelists Tim McLoughlin and Thomas Adcock.
Brand-new stories by: Robert Leuci, Dennis Hawkins, Tim McLoughlin, Thomas Adcock, Errol Louis, Denise Buffa, Patricia Mulcahy, C.J. Sullivan, Reed Farrel Coleman, Aileen Gallagher, Christopher Musella, Kim Sykes, Robert Knightly, Jess Korman, Constance Casey, and Rosemarie Yu.
"There is a difference, as editor, between cheering the literary accomplishment of a fiction writer who has delivered a brilliant story about a serial killer or hit man, and reading the true account, however beautifully written, of a young woman raped, murdered, and forgotten. So this book, though it has its light moments (and thank God for those), is for me the darkest of the Brooklyn Noir series. These pieces remind us that crime is personal. It happens to us and to our neighbors. Sometimes it happens because we do nothing to prevent it. Life does not always offer the moral arc we so desperately crave in fiction. If it did, we'd have no need for myths and fables, religion or miracles . . .
"Read this book. Enjoy it. Be horrified by it. Carry it with you always. And the next time you're watching a particularly bizarre and salacious news item on the television set in your neighborhood pub, and the guy on the next stool says, "You can't make this shit up," smack him with it." --Tim McLoughlin, from the introduction
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Akashic Books
ISBN 1933354143 ISBN13 9781933354149
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More About Tim McLoughlin & Thomas Adcock
Tim McLoughlin was born and raised in Brooklyn. His debut novel, Heart of the Old Country (Akashic), was hailed as reminiscent of James T. Farrell's Studs Lonigan and George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris. He was editor of Brooklyn Noir, first in the Akashic Noir Series, as well as Brooklyn Noir 2 and Brooklyn Noir 3.
Tim McLoughlin currently resides in Brooklyn. Tim McLoughlin was born in 1959.
Reviews - What do customers think about Brooklyn Noir 3: Nothing but the Truth (Akashic Noir series)?
I thought I preferred only the fiction. Sep 2, 2008
This is one of the best in the local "Noir" series. The recounting is as good as the fiction, not overdone, very real in the genuine noir sense. I was disappointed at first, when I realized that these "stories" were factual. But the writing is so good, and the style lives up to the best fiction in the series.
Disappointed.....again. Aug 19, 2008
So far this is the 10th book in Akashic's "Noir" series that I have read and it was more of a dud then I care to admit. After reading the first "Brooklyn Noir" I was in love with the series but like many other things in life it is never as good as your first. "Beef Kills" by Rosemarie Yu is the one noteworthy story. The rest are a big yawn.
Brooklyn Bijou Jul 24, 2008
Brooklyn Noir bristles with urban grit and unique Brooklyn charm. You can hear the bustling streets, the babel of 50 languages, and you'll swear y ou can smell the chicken simmering on the stove. Excellent reporting from superb writers. Jess Korman's "The Creamflake Kid" is the cherry on the Charlotte Russe.