Moore is an amazing writer, veering over his writing career from demons, to vampires, marine biologists and aquatic aliens, Christ’s Resurrection, Picasso, the Angel of Death, sequined love nuns, Santa Claus, The French Masters and Toulouse-Latrecque and now this.
His ideas and language are not only always fresh but thought provoking. More, the man can write similes like Tom Robbins can write Dolly Parton metaphors.
Noir because Moore because started off writing something in the style of Leonard, Hammett and Spade. Noir because he somehow weaves in Roswell, UFOs and the Men in Black. Noir because San Francisco after WWII is a city dark with broken and maimed men, drug abuse, police and political corruption. Noir because there is murder, mayhem, meshugas and murdering maniacs.
Buy it. Read it. Love it. Love the Cheese. Sammy does. And so do I.
WIKIPEDIA: Noir fiction (or roman noir) is a literary genre closely related to hardboiled genre, with a distinction that the protagonist is not a detective, but instead either a victim, a suspect, or a perpetrator. Other common characteristics include a self-destructive protagonist. A typical protagonist of noir fiction is dealing with the legal, political or other system, which is no less corrupt than the perpetrator, by whom the protagonist is either victimized and/or has to victimize others on a daily basis, leading to a lose-lose situation.