James Ellroy





James Ellroy

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in Los Angeles, California, The United States
March 04, 1948

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James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet novels—The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz—were international best sellers. His novel 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. His novel The Cold Six Thousand was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2001. Ellroy lives in Los Angeles.

Ellroy is known for a "telegraphic" writing style, which omits words other writers would consider necessary, and often features sentence fragments. His books are noted for their dark humor and depiction of American authoritarianism. Other hallmarks of his wor...more


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Average rating: 3.85 · 93,884 ratings · 3,928 reviews · 43 distinct works · Similar authors
The Black Dahlia (L.A. Quar...
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 38,223 ratings — published 1987 — 74 editions
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L.A. Confidential (L.A. Qua...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 14,832 ratings — published 1990 — 47 editions
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American Tabloid (Underworl...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 7,396 ratings — published 1995 — 38 editions
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The Big Nowhere (L.A. Quart...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 6,641 ratings — published 1988 — 30 editions
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White Jazz (L.A. Quartet, #4)
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 3,998 ratings — published 2009 — 35 editions
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The Cold Six Thousand (Unde...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,785 ratings — published 13 — 34 editions
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My Dark Places
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 3,270 ratings — published 1996 — 29 editions
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Blood's a Rover (Underworld...
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 2,378 ratings — published 2009 — 31 editions
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Clandestine
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,724 ratings — published 1982 — 22 editions
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Hollywood Nocturnes
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,499 ratings — published 1993 — 16 editions
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September 2009, James Ellroy
"To me, there's nothing on earth other than women. It's why I get out of bed every morning. You have the opportunity to have a cup of coffee, write, serve God, and you may damn well meet a woman. And that's something to get out of bed for every morning. I'm a big, big, big, big romantic, and this is my most romantic novel." ...More

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“Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose.”
James Ellroy

“America was never innocent. We popped our cherry on the boat over and looked back with no regrets. You can't ascribe our fall from grace to any single event or set of circumstances. You can't lose what you lacked at conception.”
James Ellroy

“To me, there's nothing on earth other than women. It's why I get out of bed every morning.”
James Ellroy
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