"Were you on crack when you wrote this?"
"That's a whole lotta cussing."
"Your protagonist is a terrible person."
At the time I was a newbie writer and this feedback discouraged me. Years later I understand that noir is like cilantro. You either love it, or it tastes like soap.
So...I'm back to work on a grim story where even the good guys are foul-mouthed reprobates and I'm having so much fun.