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Author:
James Ellroy
ISBN13:
978-0892966868
ISBN:
0892966866
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Publisher:
Grand Central Pub (June 1, 1998)
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Noir combines three of his earlier books: Blood on the Moon, Because the Night, and Suicide Hill. First published in the early '80's, Ellroy's Los Angeles Nior trilogy is a macabre homage to ultra violent LA cops, and insanity of the times.

Noir combines three of his earlier books: Blood on the Moon, Because the Night, and Suicide Hill. His protagonist, Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins, is out of his fucking gourd. He's a racist, womanizing, homophobe, cold blooded killer and adulterous father of three daughters. But there's a beauty in the juxtaposition of repulsion and James Ellroy's . Noir combines three of his earlier books: Blood on the.

Книга: James Ellroy L. A. Noir. Производитель: "Arrow Books". Three of Ellroy& most compelling novels featuring Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins in one volume. Ellroy is a best-selling crime writer and essayist with a "telegraphic" writing style, which omits words other writers would consider necessary, and often features sentence fragments. Other hallmarks of his work include dense plotting and a relentlessly pessimistic worldview. Ellroy has been called the "Demon Dog of American crime fiction.

I have enjoyed everything I have ever read from the "pen" of James Ellroy and . Noir does not disappoint.

Like him I certainly hope and pray that he indeed does outlive his personal nemesis, former "President" Bill Clinton as he promises to write a scathing novel about that walking waste material when he passes (the dead can't sue for libel you see). I have enjoyed everything I have ever read from the "pen" of James Ellroy and .

In Because the Night, the second book in the trilogy, Hopkins once again . Suspenseful, stark, and startling, the novels of the . Noir trilogy exhibit the seminal hallmarks of Ellroy’s taut, haunting prose.

In the introduction to . Noir, a collection of three contemporary cop thrillers originally published in the early ’80s, James Ellroy confesses his desire to match the suspense and terror of Thomas Harris’s groundbreaking novel Red Dragon and to create a detective as compelling and as complex as Harris’s Will Graham.

JAMES ELLROY was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the Underworld . THE BLACK DAHLIA depicts the secret infrastructure of . s most sensational murder case. A young cop morphs into obsessed lover and lust-crazed avenger. The Dahlia claims him.

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).

Noir book by James Ellroy. Anyone who knows the slightest thing about James Ellroy should realise that this early trilogy was a process of evolution for the stunning writer of truly wonderful fiction like American Tabloid. OK it's not as densely plotted but therein lies the magnificence of this trilogy. It's still expertly crafted and immensely readable. I read Blood on the Moon in one whirlwind of a day.

Published by arrangement with Arrow Books, Random House UK Limited, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA.

The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, . James Ellroy's high-velocity, best-selling novels have redefined noir for our age, propelling us within inches of the dark realities of America's recent history. Now, in The Cold Six Thousand, his most ambitious and explosive novel yet, he puts the whole of the 1960s under his blistering lens. James Ellroy was ten years old.

Captain James Donnelly is a major character in . He is Captain of the Homicide Department of the LAPD. James Donnelly was born in 1905 to an Irish family. In 1921, he joined the LAPD at the age of 16, and eventually became a Captain.

A hardcover compendium of three detective novels by the author of L.A. Confidential, the basis of the motion picture, includes Blood on the Moon, Because the Night, and Suicide Hill. 50,000 first printing.
  • I am a poor reviewer of James Ellroy books as I think that Mr. Ellroy is Americas greatest living authors. Like him I certainly hope and pray that he indeed does outlive his personal nemesis, former "President" Bill Clinton as he promises to write a scathing novel about that walking waste material when he passes (the dead can't sue for libel you see). I have enjoyed everything I have ever read from the "pen" of James Ellroy and L.A. Noir does not disappoint. It is a great and fast read and like every novel Mr. Ellroy writes is extremely well written and extremely memorable and a simple joy to read. I am about as bald as the good Mr. Ellroy but hats off to him anyway. Thank you Mr. Ellroy for yet another wonderful journey of the mind.

  • Nobody can beat Ellroy at this. His City of the Angels is a great brooding jungle at night, full of hungry predators

  • great book.But Ellroy's the BEST

  • I am a huge James Ellroy fan - having read almost all of his work - and while this trilogy is good, it is far from his best work. For example American Tabloid, LA Confidential and Black Dahlia are all much better.

    If you are not familiar with James Ellroy it is worth noting that his prose style does not find universal favour. He writes in very short, punchy sentences - personally I find it an effective and entertaining style but it does irritate others.

    It is interesting to note that in his introduction Ellroy claims that he wrote the second and third parts of the trilogy because after completing the first part he read Red Dragon by Thomas Harris which he acknowledges as a far superior book and felt he need to do better. On one level he is correct, Red Dragon is a superior book and Will Graham is a superior and more interesting 'hero'. However, he is harsh on himself - these are still very good books.

    As is usual in Ellroy novels he concentrates on the psychological motivation of the main characters (sometimes, slightly simplistically, tying the whole personality back to a defining moment from childhood). Ellroy has the skill to carry this off and it works well (although he does flirt with caricature).

    Overall, very good and certainly well worth reading although, in my opinion, not the place to start if you are new to Ellroy

  • First: Ellroy is the greatest living American writer. Second: I'm sorry to report that this collection of early novels was a big disappointment. If you haven't read him, I wouldn't recommend starting here. As the man himself might put it, "it didn't jazz me." In fact, I put it down after reading the whole of *Blood on the Moon* (the first of these three), and trudging half-way through *Because the Night* (number two). The biggest problem is that it's not really "noir." The prose is weak, predictable, numbingly repetetive and overwrought. It reads much more like the kind of massmarket, serial-killer fiction that clutter the tables of New York City street salesmen (think *Hannibal*) than Ellroy's great masterpieces (every novel after and including *The Black Dahlia*). Much of the prose is downright annoying (how many ways can he use the word "picayune"?).
    Although there are glimpses of the darkness and passion that Ellroy would perfect in his later novels, I can't recommend shelling out for the hardcover. If you must, you must. Hey, I know what it's like: I'm an Ellroy addict, and I know how it is to "jones" for his pitiless, high octane vision. This isn't it. Alas.

  • These are some clumsy stories that are interesting and fun to read. He definitely wrote better later in his career. He has said that he followed Thomas Harris because of Red Dragon, and I think you can say that Michael Connelly has followed Ellroy.

    Read this book before L.A. Quartet. If you already read L.A.Q. then skip this one.

  • I wish you guys (earlier customer reviewers) hadn't spoiled it for me, I was just beginning to like this. I've read the other Ellroy stuff and I still find this pretty good, so far. I like the setting (LA when Ellroy was a young man) because it helps to understand Ellroy a little bit better. While I don't think he's as creepy as either the protagonist or antagonist (first story), he know what its like to be that creepy.

  • I wish you guys (earlier customer reviewers) hadn't spoiled it for me, I was just beginning to like this. I've read the other Ellroy stuff and I still find this pretty good, so far. I like the setting (LA when Ellroy was a young man) because it helps to understand Ellroy a little bit better. While I don't think he's as creepy as either the protagonist or antagonist (first story), he know what its like to be that creepy.