Mexico City Noir by Paco Ignacio Taibo II
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Some of these I would not call stories, as they're more like attempts at condensed novels, or episodes from a novel. They don't have to be "stories", obviously, for this anthology series, but those that certainly did read as such were far more interesting and successful reads. The story by the volume's editor (Taibo) stands out in particular. Also, a number of the selections here I would not call "noir" subgenre in the traditional sense; they're closer to the Hardboiled tradition. Overall, this ain't a bad read, it's just, yeah, okay.
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