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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

“Once again I find myself reading a genre I don’t normally read- specifically, a mystery. I could not put this book down. 704 more words

Neil Gaiman

On Nietzsche, Ellroy and History

I’ve been toying for a little while with the idea that James Ellroy’s historical fiction might be profitably read as genealogical fiction. I haven’t had the chance to develop this reading properly, as it’s outside the scope of my thesis work so anything longer than a blog post probably counts as procrastination for now. 455 more words

Falskar forsendur

Kápuhönnunin er ekki slæm út af fyrir sig; art deco teikning af manni í rykfrakka í húmi nætur, andlitið í skugga undir barðastórum hattinum og sígaretta í munnvikinu. 202 more words

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

100 American

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

Things That Are Awesome

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