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L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories [Kindle Edition]

Rockstar Games
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Product Description

Rockstar Games has partnered with Mulholland Books to publish a collection of short fiction expanding the world of the newest groundbreaking achievement in storytelling: the interactive crime thriller L.A. Noire. 1940s Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers reintroduce themselves to characters seen in L.A. Noire. Explore the lives of actresses desperate for the Hollywood spotlight; heroes turned defeated men; and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces, but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers and their ill-fated victims. With original short fiction by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, L.A. NOIRE: THE COLLECTED STORIES breathes new life into a time-honored American tradition, in an exciting anthology that will appeal to fans of suspense and gamers everywhere.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5729 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Mulholland Books (6 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052CHOKA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,817 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some Great Tales 7 Jun 2011
By M. Dowden HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
To celebrate the game, 'L.A. Noire', this anthology of eight short stories has been released. With an introduction by Charles Ardai, a fully active table of contents, and featuring stories by the likes of Lawrence Block, Joyce Carol Oates, and Megan Abbott, along with others, this is a real treat. Apparently some of the tales are based around parts of the game's storyline, but as I haven't yet played it I cannot tell you which ones.

All the tales are more or less set in 40's L.A., and the stories range from such things as the sexual deviances of the rich and famous, to murder, including inside the mind of a killer; there is a good selection here. With literally murder by proxy, and committing a crime so someone goes down for it, there is more than enough to keep us all entertained.

If you love crime noir, then this should be ideal for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh yeah! 24 Aug 2013
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Written by the absolute masters and told very passionately which great dialouge. Thank god I don't live in L.A . Ha
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some cracking stories 14 Jun 2011
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Some of these stories were great and really did create a "noir" atmosphere without coming across as parody.

The authors are
Megan Abbot
Lawrence Block
Joe R. Lansdale
Joyce Carol Oates
Francine Prose
Jonathan Santlofer
Duane Swierczynski
Andrew Vachss

I was a bit disappointed with Lansdale's story which was a shame as I have read and liked some of his books.

The Joyce Carol Oates story was really enjoyable and reminded a little bit of James Ellroy.

I haven't played the game yet but this could stand alone as a short story collection. For a free product this was fantastic and certainly a lot better than the Novellas that are sometimes based on games.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Idea 10 Jun 2011
By Michael Mooney VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I can't see any reason not to download this. For the princely sum of zero, you get stories from some of the very best crime writers out there, tied in to and expanding Rockstar's game. As a piece of promotion for the game, I think this is just about flawless. Well done Rockstar.
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