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James Ellroy

3.86 of 5 Votes: 3
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The Best American Noir of the Century (2010)
language
English
4.06 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is an amazing collection of dark shorts that is an absolute must for anyone interested in detective/crime fiction. I will say the earlier pieces tended to stick with me more than the later ones, and the book seems skewed chronologically to stories written after 1980. Of cour...
American Noir (2000)
language
English
4.05 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: The book contains short stories of Noir fiction, usually dark stories of crime.  I was amazed at how good the stories were and how many really are classic literature.  The book takes stories in chronological order from the beginning of the 20th century to the time the book was pu...
Perfidia (2014)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: The first volume in Ellroy's 2nd LA Quartet takes us back to where it all began in December 1941. The investigation of a horrific multiple murder sees Hideo Ashida, forensic genius and the only Japanese American employed by the Los Angeles Police Dept., drawn into the orbit of th...
Blood's a Rover (2009)
language
English
3.87 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I'm a hardcore Ellroy fan, so it's painful to admit, despite all his lush prose, that, apart from Dick Contino's Blues/Hollywood Nocturnes, this is his worst book to date. He toned down all the marvellous staccato-style from the previous installments of the Underworld USA trilogy...
Il sangue è randagio (2010)
language
English
3.87 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: How disappointing.Tabloid was brilliant, Cold Six Thousand ended well but otherwise was a difficult book to read.Blood's a Rover was something I picked up a couple of years after it first came out and to be honest it wasn't worth waiting for.It's the literary version of Dallas's ...
Underworld Usa (2000)
language
English
3.87 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: 1st part of the trilogy was the 1000 days before JFK's skull explosion. 2nd part was focused on his brother and M.L.King. This final part, 15 years (of waiting) later is about 68 to 72, Hawaii and the DR, the black panthers, communism, and as always, the shadows of Hoover, the ma...
The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women (2010)
language
English
3.14 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Another one of those "three and a half stars" books. I'm a fan of Ellroy and enjoyed the writing and "tidbits" about women. Length wise I couldn't see this book being any longer...I'm curious now to see about his current state with women since this book came out in 2010. The b...
Caccia alle donne (2010)
language
English
3.14 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: L'educazione sentimentale... L'educazione sentimentale di un orfano. Fuga fortunosa da fiaccanti furtive farmacopee virando velocemente verso ridondanti e rutilanti rodomontate romantiche. Terzo e definitivo atto, col come e quando James Ellroy riesce a non idealizzare la madre ...
A la caza de la mujer (2011)
language
English
3.14 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I love memoirs, and I used to love Ellroy. If this wasn't written by him it would not have gotten published, and I would not have read it. When he is straight forward telling the stories of the loves in his life (and infatuations) the story hooked me in. But then he starts tal...
I Jean Hillikers skugga : min jakt på kvinnorna (2011)
language
English
3.14 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Great read! What starts as old guy looking back at his pervert teens and twenties (peeping tom/panty sniffing stuff) becomes a surprisingly revealing memoir of love and loss. Ellroy spends the majority of the book discussing his failed second marriage and subsequent failed relati...
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