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Part I concerns the interests and the nihilism and the masturbation and drug use prevalent in Ellroy's formative years. The stories are repetitive, and somewhat of a bore. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Socal444
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 3 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 10 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