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James Ellroy: Grand Master

Craig McDonald has written a piece ‘In Praise of James Ellroy’ for Crimespree to celebrate the great man’s sixty-seventh birthday today and the news that he will be made a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America this year. 29 more words

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Mapping Ellroy, part 1

As a coincidental celebration of James Ellroy’s birthday, this is my first attempt at visualising geographic data from The Big Nowhere using Tableau Public. It is currently limited to showing key locations for Danny Upshaw during the first part of the novel, with the goal of visualising how he moves outside of his own jurisdiction whilst pursuing his investigation into the murder of Marty Goines and subsequent victims. 33 more words

I destroy those I cannot control.

And so, we have reached the point in our narrative – or my narrative, at least, as though there were any other narrative I really cared about – where I make a direct artistic connection between James Ellroy and Bruce Springsteen, and stop at HP Lovecraft along the way, and the connections work, and I will heretofore be proclaimed as either genius, or madman, or both. 1,962 more words

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Krimis, die man 2015 lesen sollte (II)

Eigentlich bezeichnet man ja den Mai als Wonnemonat. Für Krimifans ist aber der Februar zweifellos ein Wonnemonat, da ist es egal, wie düster es draußen aussehen mag. 837 more words

Krimis, Die Man Lesen Sollte

Bad Cops: LA Confidential - James Ellroy

L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

Set in 1950s Los Angeles, LA Confidential is a gritty, dark thriller about bad people. And they’re supposed to be the good guys. 741 more words


Book Diary - January 2015

‘The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work’ by Alain De Botton

Thursday 1st January – Sunday 4th January

It’s much easier to write a critical review of a book than to pin down exactly why it is that I love one. 616 more words

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