Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny
The character Guy Noir comes from a radio show called “A Prairie Home Companion” (http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/abou
This book is a comedy written in the setting of a pulp fiction detective story. Emphasis on comedy, the detective stuff is just an environment. The story line is Guy has engaged in a business deal with Naomi Fallopian (a stripper turned women’s studies professor) and the local gangster named Joey Roast Beef wants in on the deal, threatening to ventilate Guy with a 38 revolver if he doesn’t cave. The rest of the story involves Guy chasing the unobtainable Naomi and the plot mostly exists to provide a reason to string together the humorous phrases only possible when mixing a pulp fiction era world with modern problems.
This is a book based on a recurring bit in a radio show, it’s a story meant to be listened to and entertained by, not to be taken too seriously or dwelled upon. As such it comes off very well as an audiobook.
This review has been on my backlog for a while, I'm catching up and posting reviews in the order books (and audiobooks) were finished. Next up will be David Baldacci's Hells Corner.