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The Paradox of Anti-Establishment Fiction

The 1960 film The Angry Silence begins with a train arriving at the station of a provincial English town. A mild-mannered looking man in a crumpled suit disembarks, and his eyes pass over his new surroundings. 1,456 more words

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Goodreads review: American Tabloid

American Tabloid by James Ellroy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first in another history-minded trilogy, American Tabloid unpicks the hem of the myth of Camelot while keeping an eye on the main chance. 422 more words


An Exciting Announcement - James Ellroy on Monday 17th November!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting an event with James Ellroy here at Blackwell’s Bookshop on Monday 17th November at 7pm. 128 more words

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James Ellroy on Writing

If you’ve ever wondered how master writer James Ellroy puts together a dark, twisting crime novel, or plots stories as deliciously complex as L.A. Confidential… 55 more words


Goodreads review: The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women by James Ellroy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hard on the heels of my reading of My Dark Places comes this, a second exploration of the role of women in author James Ellroy’s life. 359 more words


Goodreads review: My Dark Places

My Dark Places by James Ellroy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a bummer.

Yes, because the rest of Ellroy’s writing is full of joie de vivre, right? 434 more words


Perfidia Reviews - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Perfidia has been out for a while now and many James Ellroy fans will have read it and formed a judgment. Personally, I thought it was a strong novel… 914 more words

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