James Ellroy


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)

shazzam !!!!!!!!
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 MOB
the CIA
the FBI
the Bay Of Pigs
hollywood skank 'n' scandal
ALL tied together
ALL coming together
November 22nd, 1963
Dallas, Texas.

>>By Helmet   (Saturday, 6 May 2006 05:03)

i concur!!
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)

the more
i read about the
'facts' behind the jfk assassination
(courtesy of wikipedia i might add)
the more
i am impressed by ellroy's american underworld series
& the way
he weaves
& fact
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)

ok ellroy-ites
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
Ellroy-ites !!!!
my brother said that
josh harnel/harnet/hartner
(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)

wowie-wow-wow !!!
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.
tally-ho !!!!!!!
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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