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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


The Ghosts of Belfast, by Stuart Neville / ****

There’s a lot of things that can draw you into a book. Sometimes it’s the author; sometimes it’s the plot description; sometimes, it’s something as simple as an intriguing cover or title that draws you in. 725 more words

Book Reviews

The Black Dahlia is still blooming.

Man, I’ve been doing a lot of reviews of movies/books with dead girls in them.

But that’s okay, because they are thought-provoking. I think that this is an issue that’s steadily on the rise, as fetishes and sexual perversions are blurred with art and self-expression; as we move into a permanent, instant-information culture shaded with the comfort of anonymity, sexual fantasies are playing themselves out in interesting, possibly frightening, trends. 602 more words

1001 Books.

The Black Dahlia - James Ellroy

I guess the story of Black Dahlia is pretty well known, so I’ll skip the summary, for those interested here is the link to the source of all knowledge ;) 286 more words

Book Review

A Criminal Line Up

I must have read The Black Dahlia about four times, now and I still love it even though I’ve come to see its many flaws. Ellroy had such a knack for hard-boiled dialogue,¬†grotesque¬†characters and dark scenes that I find myself swept along each time I pick it up. 40 more words


Weekly Musing: In A World...Of Sequels...

Comes another one whether you asked for it or not. Back in February I waxed on about book trailers and my thoughts on them. My initial post contained a section of which trailers I watched that either worked for me or didn’t. 1,579 more words

Weekly Musings