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I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others who enjoy non fiction crime books.
I've read the books of James Ellroy and I concluded that he is the most important contemporary north-american writer in the sense of his work: the art of writing.
By writing this memoir, Ellroy resurrects "the redhead" for a brief moment, just long enough to come to appreciate her as a person.
Love Ellroy, but this autobiographical book was, indeed, dark...a little too dark for me....however, I found it hard to put down.Published 2 months ago by M. Petersen
Well written but rambles a little. Interesting how the author handled the loss in his life.Published 2 months ago by L. McCormick
It was gritty and sometimes hard to read. But I did enjoy it.Published 2 months ago by Thomas E. Chamberlain
Interesting story. Written both as an autobiography and a crime story. I liked how Ellroy bounced back and forth between the two using the crime stories to paint an image of his... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Flamo
I could not put this book down . Mr Ellroy exposes his sad and horrific childhood along with the gruesome details of his Mothers murder. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
James Ellroy has the guts to share his very dark places, including a youthful obsession with grisly sex murders that he forged into a career as a crime writer. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard Gilbert
A true account of child-hood tragedy and it's aftermath. Mr. Ellroy bares his soul for all to see and has left me with a jagged hole in mine as a result of his in-your-face blatant... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Always a good read...
I enjoy the writing style and the autobiographical aspect of all of his books. Great job.
Without a doubt this is one of the most honest, forthcoming, riveting true crime tomes to ever see the light of day. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Moses Wyne