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Author:
James Ellroy
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978-0307593504
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0307593509
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Knopf; First Edition edition (September 7, 2010)
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Home James Ellroy The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women. The hilliker curse my p. .The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16. Also by james ellroy. I invoked The Curse a half century ago. It defines my life from my tenth birthday on. The near-immediate results have kept me in near-continuous dialogue and redress.

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women is a work of memoir and autobiography by American author James Ellroy published in 2010. Ellroy dedicated the memoir "To Erika Schickel. The epigraph for The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women is "I will take Fate by the throat. Ludwig van Beethoven. The hardcover publication is printed on deckle edge paper. The unabridged audiobook version is narrated by Ellroy himself.

The Hilliker Curse is a predator’s confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all . American Tabloid was Time magazine’s Best Book (fiction) of 1995; his memoir My Dark Places was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996.

The Hilliker Curse is a predator’s confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. The Cold Six Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001.

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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).

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Ellroy uses that referain - So women will love me - throughout this memory, a litany that is at once sad, unnerving . Another good book by James (Black Dahlia) Ellroy. but an excellent book non de less.

Ellroy uses that referain - So women will love me - throughout this memory, a litany that is at once sad, unnerving and deadly honest. By beginning with that confession, the reader is alerted that this will be a warts and all - pants dropped in the middle of the town square - kind of memoir.

James Ellroy's high-octane strut through his sexual history leaves Julie Myerson tired and unsatisfied. As the chronology of the memoir becomes ever more opaque – you can only blame Ellroy's ferociously staccato prose – it's hard to keep up. But we start with the inevitable childhood and teenage crushes, moving on to encounters with prostitutes, drug addiction, breakdown, rehab, brief marriage, second longer marriage, and several serious, if doomed, relationships with (often red-haired, sometimes married) women. In the final pages, we get to Erika, whom Ellroy seems to have prised from her husband a relatively short time ago and who remains (to date anyway) the love of his life.

The Hilliker Curse is a predator’s confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur

The Hilliker Curse is a predator’s confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read.

The Hilliker Curse book. The Hilliker Curse is memoir as therapy. He’s going to drag himself through the pus and feculence of his relationship history and hope he comes out healthier on the other side. Facets of Ellroy’s personality that might make fans or potential readers uncomfortable are on full display.

The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir—as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels—about his obsessive search for “atonement in women.”The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and “summoned her dead.” She was murdered three months later.The Hilliker Curse is a predator’s confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur. James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read.
  • After reading the most recent Amazon review of this book (April 8, 2012), I felt compelled to weigh in and give a more balanced view of the book and the writer.

    As a writer, Ellroy has always been a hard-charging and take-no-prisoners kind of story teller. He writes crime fictiona and mystery novels which expore the underside of humanity, not just the USA (as he pointedly did with AMERICAN TABLOID, THE COLD SIX THOUSAND and BLOOD'S A ROVER). Those novels often treat minorites harshly -- the way conservative males (which is the type of man often drawn to law enforcement and politics) often do. They also often try to position women as sexual cannon fodder. But Ellroy's own history (and, indeed, the mindset of his many protagonists) won't completely allow that. For Ellroy, the image of his long-dead mother (murdered when he was still young) and the undying urge to please her have been a haunting refrain.

    Ellroy uses that referain -- So women will love me -- throughout this memory, a litany that is at once sad, unnerving and deadly honest. Ellroy admiting he'd wished his mother would die seems to have unnerved that reviewer before me to the point that he took it personaly (as no other human on the planet had ever done that where a loved one, or a friend, or even a stranger, was concerned). By beginning with that confession, the reader is alerted that this will be a warts and all -- pants dropped in the middle of the town square -- kind of memoir. And Ellroy DOES confess to it all: the petty crimes, the drug use, the marriages entered into for all the wrong reasons.

    But it's a short memoir, and if the reader hangs on until the last few chapters, they will notice not only a change in tone, but a change in attitude where Ellroy is concerned. The last woman he meets, in 2008/2009 (the one who most embodies all of the elements of his spiritual hauntress), literally forces Ellroy to become a better man. And that actually shines through on the page, in Ellroy's prose. It's a rare literary feat. And one of the few memoirs worth reading.

  • One of James Ellroys's very best books. No hiding behind the novelization of his own life here. It's down, dirty and real.

  • It's hard to miss with James Ellroy. He's just a great writer. This book about his mother's effects on his pursuit of women is something different If you like Ellroy, you can't afford to pass on this book.

  • I could not get into this book at all. Some parts of the book were interesting but for the most part it could not hold my interest. The "hip" jargon was annoying. I am familiar with the murder of the author's mother which is the reason I purchased this book. But... I am very disappointed. I didn't finish reading it because, well, it's just plain boring.

  • Another good book by James (Black Dahlia) Ellroy. Not as good as L.A. CONF. but an excellent book non de less. TOM

  • If you're a fan of Ellroy's, this book's a must-read. Learn what he's been up to with the ladies in his life, since "My Dark Places." You'll come away loving him more than ever -- and equally glad you've never been married to him!

  • It was for my son for Christmas and it did come brand new before Christmas.

  • I am a huge fan of James Ellroy's fiction, and of his first memoir, MY DARK PLACES, but this memoir was embarrassingly bad.