Image of Noir: A Novel


Image of Noir: A Novel

Moore’s latest novel is funny, intriguing and full of wacky characters. Sammy quickly becomes a reader favorite; he is full of good nature and wit, yet finds himself wrapped up in less than ideal situations. Moore’s engaging writing style draws readers in quickly and holds on through all the ups and downs of the plot. Post-WWII San Francisco is the perfect backdrop to the novel — just as interesting as the characters themselves. Noir is satisfying both to long-time Christopher Moore fans as well as to those picking up his books for the first time.

Sammy “Two Toes” Tiffin cannot believe his eyes when a beautiful woman walks into the bar where he works. Sammy is trying to play it cool, but quickly falls head over heels for her. However, he’s got himself wrapped up with a few less than savory situations and it’s not long before everyone in his life is involved one way or another. As Sammy tries to get himself out of trouble, he and his friends find themselves in one predicament after another and it may be too much for them all to handle. San Francisco in 1947 is full of wild characters, and Sammy may just meet them all. (WILLIAM MORROW, Apr., 352 pp., $27.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sarah Frobisher