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American Tabloid

Prior to American Tabloid (1995) and the film adaptation of L.A. Confidential (itself a great novel), James Ellroy was a cult name.  He’d written novels for quite some time, but he was one of those guys who always seemed to bark “back there,” on the edge of the mainstream — and to hate it and like it there.   131 more words


All The Right Words - The Results So Far 

Well no-one left a vote or a comment under my last All The Right Words post, and I put a poll over on my twitter page and only two people voted. 116 more words

All The Right Words - Which One Next ? 

We have reached the end of The Ipcrress File blog posts last week, we have covered the book, flim and even a audio drama by the BBC. 333 more words

Perfidia Revisited

When James Ellroy’s Perfidia was first released in 2014, it’s fair to say that my initial reaction was one of slight disappointment. That is not to say that it is a bad novel – it isn’t. 1,157 more words

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Three Chords and the Truth - Review

Hector Lassiter is one of the most compelling literary creations of recent years– a crime novelist who ‘writes what he lives and lives what he writes’. 581 more words

100 American

Always Shouts Out Something Obscene*

An interesting pair of events happened on this day, only five years apart. In 1955, copies of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl were seized as being obscene. Only five years later, D.H. 1,063 more words

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In The Spotlight: James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential

Hello, All,

Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. James Ellroy is widely regarded as one of the masters of the modern noir novel. I’ve been remiss in not spotlighting his work, so let’s rectify that today. 1,009 more words