Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny

Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny

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by Garrison Keillor
     
 

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Famous radio private eye Guy Noir leaps from A Prairie Home Companion to the page

On the 12th floor of the Acme Building, on a cold February day in St. Paul, Guy Noir looks down the barrel of a loaded revolver in the hands of geezer gangster Joey Roast Beef who is demanding to hear what lucrative scheme Guy is cooking up with stripper-turned-women's

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Famous radio private eye Guy Noir leaps from A Prairie Home Companion to the page

On the 12th floor of the Acme Building, on a cold February day in St. Paul, Guy Noir looks down the barrel of a loaded revolver in the hands of geezer gangster Joey Roast Beef who is demanding to hear what lucrative scheme Guy is cooking up with stripper-turned-women's-studies-professor Naomi Fallopian. Everyone wants to know-Joey, Lieutenant McCafferty, reporter Gene Williker, Guy’s ex-girlfriend Sugar O'Toole, the despicable Larry B. Larry, the dreamboat Scarlett Anderson, Mr. Kress of the FDA–and Guy faces them one by one, as he and Naomi pursue a dream of earning gazillions by selling a surefire method of dramatic weight loss. In this whirlwind caper Guy faces danger, falls in love, and faces off with the capo del capo del grande primo capo Johnny Banana.

Editorial Reviews

Gil T.'s Pleasures
“Pure fun and a romp through a mystery and adventure with some great humor and classic literature references, and even a few pop culture jabs thrown in to keep the story fresh.”
Gil T.’s Pleasures
— Gil Wilson
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“Pure fun and a romp through a mystery and adventure with some great humor and classic literature references, and even a few pop culture jabs thrown in to keep the story fresh.”
Gil T.’s Pleasures
California Bookwatch
“Pure fun and a romp through a mystery and adventure with some great humor and classic literature references, and even a few pop culture jabs thrown in to keep the story fresh.”
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From the Publisher
“A thoroughly enjoyable listen.”
Publishers Weekly

“A fine caper of romance and intrigue receives a powerful radio dramatization perfect for any general lending library!”
California Bookwatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143120810
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
906,602
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Garrison Keillor, author of nearly a dozen books, is founder and host of the acclaimed radio show A Prairie Home Companion and the daily program The Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor to Time magazine.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
August 7, 1942
Place of Birth:
Anoka, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny 2.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Aprilnow More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this GK book about Guy Noir and his adventures with a mircle weight loss cure. All of my favorite people were in the story one way or another and I enjoyed reading that Guy was winning for once.
Wordmistress More than 1 year ago
I read the whole, actual book (vs just a sample) and found it to be absolutely hilarious! Perhaps you have to be of a certain age to get all his play on words humor, but his use of alliteration through the book is amazing; as is the erudite twist on what would otherwise simply be bawdy humor. If you are a Garrison Keillor fan, then I Highly suggest this book. I'm sure the audio version would be fun, too, but really ,some of the humor has to be read! Because, honestly, then you can just put the book down for a minute when something just jolts your funny bone so much you can't help but laugh hysterically. That happened to me and I wish the same for you! ;-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
agree....worst sample ever...why buy book???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample is 16 pages, one of which allows us to read half of the first sentence of the book. Not much of a sample if you ask me.
PHCFan More than 1 year ago
For those who are fans of Garrison Keilor and Prairie Home companion, the announcement that this is their last year is a disappointment. But for those who love the characters that Garrison created, we can only hope that he keeps writing novels like this. The character of Guy Noir harkens back to the Pre-WWII detective friction of Sam Spade and THh Continental Op, but in a humorous vein. There are dames and villains and impossible plots with the Keillor touch. We will miss the Radio show, But Guy will live on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst sample ever never buy the book it will be no good....... Dont buy it