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by James Ellroy

  • Author: James Ellroy
  • ISBN: 0446400106
  • ISBN13: 978-0446400107
  • ePub: 1433 kb | FB2: 1775 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: Mysterious Press (July 1, 1991)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 387
  • Format: mobi doc mbr txt
L.A. Confidential ePub download

To mary doherty ellroy. We get them booked, we write it up and make the party by watch change. I got three cases: Walker Black, Jim Beam and Cutty. Exley's assistant watch commander.

To mary doherty ellroy. A glory that costs everything and means nothing-.

Confidential is film-noir crime fiction akin to Chinatown, Hollywood Babylon, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Jim Thompson.

Lee Earle "James" Ellroy (born March 4, 1948) is an American crime fiction writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a telegrammatic prose style in his most recent work, wherein he frequently omits connecting words and uses only short, staccato sentences, and in particular for the novels The Black Dahlia (1987), The Big Nowhere (1988), . Confidential (1990), White Jazz (1992), American Tabloid (1995), The Cold Six Thousand (2001), and Blood's a Rover (2009).

Confidential is epic noir, a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope. It stands as a steel-edged time capsule Los Angeles in the 1950s, a remarkable era defined in dark shadings. A horrific mass murder that invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law three cops treading quicksand in the middle.

The bestselling author of the noir classics . Confidential, The Black Dahlia, and The Cold Six Thousand, he has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the best writers of our er. A self-proclaimed Luddite, Ellroy is turning to technology for the first time with the publication of Shakedown, a novella released by the digital publisher Byliner. In it, Ellroy is as frenetically depraved as ever, minting an antihero who is a cad for the ages.

JAMES ELLROY was born in Los Angeles in 1948 . CONFIDENTIAL is the great novel of Los Angeles in the 1950s. Political corruption. Scandal-rag journalism. He is the author of the Underworld . I’ve been writing a book for a couple of years and then they slip the chain off and I can run wild.

James Ellroy's Los Angeles is a cesspool with a thousand decaying corpses bobbing just beneath the surface. Confidential feels like the book that James Ellroy has been preparing for and working up to during his entire career up to this point

James Ellroy's Los Angeles is a cesspool with a thousand decaying corpses bobbing just beneath the surface. I had a feeling who the mastermind was but was in the dark about a lot of the rest of the dirty deed doers until the trinity finally got on the same page just before the pages were torn out for good. Confidential feels like the book that James Ellroy has been preparing for and working up to during his entire career up to this point. He takes all of the themes he explored in previous novels and packs them into a book that's an even larger, more epic tale of crime, perversion, and Hollywood corruption than any of his previous books.

Author: James Ellroy. Confidential is epic noir, a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law. And three lawmen are caught in a deadly spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, and offers no mercy, grants no survivors.

L.A. Confidential is epic "noir", a crime novel of astonishing detail and scope written by the bestselling author of The Black Dahlia. A horrific mass murder invades the lives of victims and victimizers on both sides of the law. And three lawmen are caught in a deadly spiral, a nightmare that tests loyalty and courage, and offers no mercy, grants no survivors.
Ishnsius
I recommend this book for people who like L.A. Noir. There are several plots and plot twists within each separate plot. As in the movie "Chinatown," Ellroy mixes historical L.A. fiction with fact. You will recognize some of the characters in the novel as negative caricatures of real people if you are old enough. The over done sarcasm and negativity found in the novel distract the reader from its credence. Although the author probably had fun trashing unimpeachable people, such as the character that represents Walt Disney in the novel, it makes it far from realistic at times. Another fault with the novel, which I did not enjoy was the redundant repetition of misleading subplot scenes over and over throughout the novel, until it's conclusion, where every person's motive for this or that is revealed. However, on the other hand, overall, this book has what all L. A. Noir readers find enticing: The seamy side of innocence.
Arilak
A terrific book--a classic for a reason. Ellroy's creativity with language is a revelation. I will admit I struggled to get into his rhythm for the first fifty or so pages, and for a while felt as if I just wasn't smart enough for the book, but when I did finally get a hold of his language I was completely beguiled and immersed. This is the kind of very-long book that you regret isn't longer because the world building is so comprehensive.
Flathan
I have little to add to what has become a large body of praise (all justified). I mainly want to say that in addition to the excellent atmospherics, mood, character/development, noir sensibility etc. the plotting is intricate, well-thought out, sometimes surprising, but always credible - something sorely lacking in many highly praised and popular books these days.
Bolv
A complex, gritty and thoroughly absorbing yarn, you'll be late feeding the cat and you'll cut into your sleep time but you won't be able to put it down. Some characters from the two previous LA Quartet books, some new ones. Officer Bud White, Sergeant Jack Vincennes are central, as is brilliant opportunist Ed Exley.

There is one closing line near the end that will require you to stop reading for a moment to let your ears stop pounding.

This book is superb.
Nuadador
James ellroy's 1950s L.A. is violent and dark. The novel is at times difficult to read but a rewarding experience.

The depth brought to the central characters is vast. Their complexities, both psychological and moral, ring in my mind even weeks after reading the novel. Their inner world is brought to the page in such a detailed manner it makes me wonder if the author himself lived all of these lives. Even his secondary characters are fascinating in the way they perceive and use the events of the novel to their own advantage. Inez soto put such a weird tangle in the drama and characters lives, and was easily one of the most important part of the story.

A common criticism is the language derogatory language often used, that is defendable as it was part of the slang of the time. However, james has a hard time with racial themes. While Its clear his bad cops are racist, and are wrong for it, he consistently places stereotypical black characters in his work. Inez soto is the first, but shes surrounded by unsympathetic or stupid black characters. This novel isnt racist in spirit, but it overlooks some details that would truly make this a stellar piece of literature.
Cogelv
Jame's Ellroy's "LA Confidential" is a remarkable book. Most people know of it only by it's excellent film adaptation. On it's own, it is an incredibly complex, brutal, and utterly facinating look into the LAPD of the 1950's.
The book covers three main characters, as most of Ellroy's work does: Officer Wendell "Bud" White", a strongarm cop with a dark past that he uses to fuel his work; Sergent Jack Vincennes, a narc cop who is in love with his Hollywood connections and hides secrets of his own, trying to bury them as the crusading "Big V", and Sergent Edmund J. Exley, a war hero with a celebrated cop family who is driven by his sense of justice and the desire to live up to his father's expectations.
These three occupy the larger canvas of LA in the 50's. The story starts with background on the three and the situation in LA, and moves on to the Nite Owl murders, a brutal slaying of innocents who's solution will eventually drive these men to first work against each other, and then together as the story becomes more entagled in the seedy LA underworld. Each man is noble on a basic level, but has past demons that occasionally threaten to drag them down. The story in wrentching, as are all of Ellroy's "LA Quartet" novel, and fits in nicely with the previous novel "The Big Nowhere", and the next bok "White Jazz".
In "LA Confidential" Ellroy never lets up for a moment. The action is driven along by his breakneck writing style, and his staccato style shows it's first signs in the head of Jack Vincennes. The book is a marriage of tight plotting, facinating characters, and the dark background of LA. It is a triumph for James Ellroy.
Saberdragon
Ellroy's characters, in L.A. Confidential were not well-defined, but they were more than one-dimensional. Not much more, but some. Ellroy tells a story magnificently. He sets the scene quickly putting the reader into the murky atmosphere of 1950s LA. The story gradually opens, sometimes moving very fast. Overall, albeit the heavy prejudice and cloudy morals, the book is excellent reading.
I decided to check out this book since I am a huge fan of the movie adaptation. I was not disappointed. NO SPOILERS. It took me a few chapters to acclimate myself to Ellroy's writing style - which flows like a stream of conscience narrative from key POV characters - but I had no trouble afterwards. The novel is a well-crafted crime drama with fascinating multi-faceted characters. The plot is a twisting, turning maze of intrigue and deception, where no one is what they seem. Do yourself a favor and snag this one. I am going to follow up with Ellroy's "The Black Dahlia".
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