Anyone out there stuck on reading James Ellroy as much as me. It's become an addiction...can't seem to put his books down.
>>By CD (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:59)
Toughguy prose at it's best.
My personal favourites:
"American Tabloid" and it's sequel
"The Cold Six Thousand".
They need to make more movies based on his books.
"L.A. Confidential" was an excellent start.
>>By Helmet (Friday, 20 Feb 2004 01:28)
Yeah... I remember taking the "kid-friendly" version of L.A Confidential outta the school Library when i was 12.... perhaps I'll read the REAL thing soon enough...
I dont read enough books :(
yes- this is good- right beside the sexiest guy in the world..................... ;)
>>By Tchock (Thursday, 16 Feb 2006 19:53)
started to re-read American Tabloid a couple of nites ago
the 2nd helping STILL grabs ya by the scruff of the neck
screams......"pay attention !!!"
this novel crackles............
1 super bad-ass french-canadian (pete bondurant)
*the beard* (fidel castro)
*the haircut* (john f. kennedy)
crusading moping-moralist (bobby kennedy)
super *closet* snoop ( j. edgar hoover)
teaming Teamster Union pesion fund (& pres. jimmy hoffa)
degenerate millionaire dope fiend (howard hughes)
the Bay Of Pigs
hollywood skank 'n' scandal
ALL tied together
ALL coming together
November 22nd, 1963
>>By Helmet (Saturday, 6 May 2006 05:03)
me loves american tabloid..... just need to finish it first......... haha... pg 350 (or thereabouts) & its soared to be my favourite book.... but then again i dont read much.
>>By Tchock (Sunday, 4 Jun 2006 17:24)
& why do i have to be so stupid?? (no- only related to what i said first.......)
>>By Tchock (Wednesday, 7 Jun 2006 23:17)
it started with pete
it ended with pete
in conclusion : marvellous, inspiring..........
585 pages of magic
bring on the cold six thousand !!
>>By Tchock (Saturday, 17 Jun 2006 15:39)
i read about the
'facts' behind the jfk assassination
(courtesy of wikipedia i might add)
i am impressed by ellroy's american underworld series
& the way
from what i've read
mister. ellroy probably ain't
TOO far from the truth................
& ellroy's a strict vegetarian.... yay!!!!!!!!!! ;)
(EVEN if he has republican tendancies........)
>>By Tchock (Monday, 21 Aug 2006 19:34)
just saw a tv commercial for an upcoming movie.......
"Black Dahlia" (opens sept. 15)
the sordid (unsolved) 1947 snuff of Elizabeth Short
how she ended-up in 2 pieces on a vacant lot in Los Angeles
is a mystery to this day
*fingers-crossed* that they've used James Ellroys
"Black Dahlia" novel as a blueprint for the movie
it would make a mucho-good addition to his other
book / movie .............. "L.A. Confidential"
>>By Helmet (Tuesday, 22 Aug 2006 05:03)
let the good times roll
little web-surfing has revealed..........
the movie IS based on the Ellroy novel
is directed by Brian DaPalma
will star Hillary Swank & Scarlett Johanson
>>By Helmet (Tuesday, 22 Aug 2006 05:27)
i think now
that CD's left, Helmet,
we're the only
my brother said that
(guy from Pearl Harbour)
was going to be playing
the lead role....
i hope he's wrong
i HATE that man !!!!! :)
the Cold Six Thousand almost made me miss my
train station today
could NOT put it down !!!!
>>By Tchock (Wednesday, 23 Aug 2006 22:13)
the trilogy COMPLETE
James Ellroys' new novel is in the bookshops .....
"Blood's A Rover"
the grand finale to the "American Tabloid", "Cold Six Thousand" sereies.
onto my scooter & off to the book store to get me some winter reading (high-brow pulp;) reading matter :):):)
>>By Helmet (Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 19:45)
American Tabloid :)
Good memories... still need to finish the Cold Six though !!!
And man, three years & not a post?!?! :P
Alas, not hopping off on my scooter but rather *switching windows* to the pdf document : Digital Communications Tutorials (apparently lecture material which wasn't covered until week 9 was meant to be done in tutorial week 7 ?!?! )
Damn Doctor & his TARDIS !
>>By Tchock (Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 22:58)
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