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The city is absent & geography is destiny

Of the various maps of Los Angeles that I’ve referred to in my research, this is one of my favourites. It is taken from the LA County Sheriff’s Department… 375 more words

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L'ora dei gentiluomini - Don Winslow #DonWinslow

La corruzione, la violenza e l’omertà che si nascondono dietro l’amicizia cementata dalle onde: Don Winslow torna a raccontare la faccia oscura del surf e della California del Sud. 345 more words

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In the Library

Apologies for the lack of posts recently. I’ve been busy with other projects, including a new book project editing an anthology of critical essays on James Ellroy. 84 more words

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Cotton Reviews L.A. Confidential (1997)

Nothing is what it appears. Appearances are deceptive. Because perception is power. And those that control public perception are the most powerful men and women in America. 525 more words

Film Reviews

L.A. Confidential - James Ellroy

Ripping.  Two cops, one privileged, educated, the other brawn and limited brain.  Really enjoyable but you have to get on board with Ellroy’s style, his voice.   75 more words


Crack the Case: Perfidia by James Ellroy

I bloody love James Ellroy books – always dark, with lots of twists, turns, and fascinating anti-heroes.

This one is no exception – it’s about a brutal murder that takes place on the eve of the US’s entry into the second world war. 8 more words