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As always James Ellroy is quick with his words. Growing up in LA and reading his descriptions on local and it's people is spot on. Love the dark LA because there is always a story.Published 2 months ago by Francisco Dominguez
This book gets a bad rap. I actually can understand that. It isn't for everyone, not even all of Ellroy's die-hard fans. The novellas will try many readers' patience. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Doug Brunell
Is it alright to say that I am now officially sick of James Ellroy? In the last few years I have dug his crime noir (one of my least favorite genres) novels, such as WHITE JAZZ and... Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by Stacy Helton
There was once a writer named James Ellroy who wrote with style and power, and then something happened ... Read morePublished on September 7, 2010 by Dennis A. Pratt
As stated multiple times in other reviews, it's simply unreadable.
I wanted to like it, I really did. I tried. Read more
I BELIEVE JAMES ELLROY IS ONE OF THE BEST WRITERS IN ANY TYPE OF GENRE....I FELT THE THE STORIES (BOTH THE FICTION AND NONFICTION) WERE GOOD, INSIGHTFUL, AND ENTERTAINING. Read morePublished on February 8, 2006 by Christopher M. Mireles
I'm a huge Ellroy fan, have most of his books. My guess is the publisher put this out to turn a profit, or this was churned out as part of an obligation to a multi-book deal. Read morePublished on October 28, 2005 by E. Smith
This is the kind of non-insightful writing that has brought reading to an all time low. This is junk from start to finish, following Ellroy's gradual decline, book by book, to the... Read morePublished on October 8, 2005 by Man of the Nightmare
Before purchasing my own copy of this, I went to the library and checked it out. Some of the reviews below mine, made me question if this was any good. Read morePublished on March 19, 2005 by Peterack