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SUMMARY Ñ Barcelona Noir µ One of a kind Barcelona is as enchanting in real life as in literature and the latest in the Akashic city noir series Barcelona Noir is a terrific entry point to sample its charms or to relive the adventure of traveling there this collection of 14 stories that tap into history politics and culture to cast a cloak of horror and huSantiago Roncagliolo Francisco “Paco” Gonzalez Ledesma Valerie Miles David Barba Isabel Franc Lolita Bosch Eric C Aragon Antonia Cortijos Cristina Fallaras Raul Argemi Teresa Solana and Andreu MartinFor some Barcelona is a European enchantress of nouveau architecture fusion tapas and fine cava To others it’s a Gothic labyrinth of tiny streets to lose oneself in; hashish clouded after hours bars to forget the time; dimly lit plazas with global bohemians suatting prostitutes tempting But come morning its cold cobblestones and misty beachfronts have even darker stories to te. Some short stories were uite captivating but some left me scratching my head as they had horror genre in them than noir

REVIEW · PLANTHIREINBATH.CO.UK Ö Adriana V. Lopez

Publishers Weekly Each contributor presents his or her own personal picture of the city and as a whole the anthology projects a many hued sense of place As portrayed here Barcelona is a city that looks different from every angle Booklist With 50 titles in its noir series and counting Akashic adds another fine anthology to the lineup this time evoking the cultural social and physical precincts of Barcelona from the early 20th century to the present Fans of Spanish literature and crime fiction will enjoy Library Journal Includes brand new stories by Jordi Sierra i Fabra Imma Monso. It took several stories for me to finally be hooked I could'nt tell if these were morale stories or simply entertaining ones with a cliffhanger the euivalent to the silence at the end of a dramatic play which can only be interpreted as so movingshocking that it makes you speechless Overall it was an interesting read

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Barcelona NoirOne of a kind Barcelona is as enchanting in real life as in literature and the latest in the Akashic city noir series Barcelona Noir is a terrific entry point to sample its charms or to relive the adventure of traveling there this collection of 14 stories that tap into history politics and culture to cast a cloak of horror and humor on the city’s distinctive neighborhoods Miami Herald The 14 stories in Akashic’s Barcelona volume hew closely to the bleak spirit of the noir genre whether reaching back to the 1920s or chronicling chaotic immigrant infused present day Barcelona. Lolita Bosch’s story was amazing the only thing remotely fun about the rest of it was knowing all the names of the streets Yikes