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L.A. Confidential (1997)

“It’s best to stay away from a man when his blood is up.”

—Captain Dudley Smith


Curtis Hanson (1945-2016)

I was saddened to learn this morning of the death of film director and screenwriter Curtis Hanson. Hanson will forever be remembered for adapting (with Brian Helgeland) and directing the big screen adaptation of James Ellroy’s novel… 461 more words

100 American

Culture vulture

I could really do with another bookcase, but I don’t have a free wall to put it against. But then, pretty much every bookshelf I have is double-stacked… which I guess means I actually need… 321 more words


Fiction Review: American Tabloid by James Ellroy

It feels weird to write a review of a book you don’t finish (I got to around 200 pages out of 592). But I think there’s a legitimacy in talking about why you don’t complete a book. 595 more words

Albert Teitelbaum - The Man Who Sued James Ellroy

James Ellroy is often asked whether his fictional portrayals of real-life historical figures have ever lead to legal problems. In 1996 he told interviewer Paul Duncan, ‘I have never gotten into trouble using real people in my books because they are dead and can’t sue me. 1,582 more words

100 American

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy (2006)

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I solemnly read the last line of the book I am holding, then close it and put it on the desk next to my bed. 789 more words

On Books

selections from the reading library

the reading library continues to grow with art crime comics fiction and zines and with every visitor i ask that he or she make a selection and settle into the reading corner