Conversations with James Ellroy
by James Ellroy
As a novelist who has spent years crafting and refining his intense and oft outrageous "Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction" persona, James Ellroy has used interviews as a means of shaping narratives outside of his novels. "Conversations with James Ellroy" covers a series of interviews given by Ellroy from 1984 to 2010, in which Ellroy discusses his literary contribution a...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 5th 2012 by University Press of Mississippi
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Breezy read full of previously published interviews with a few new nuggets thrown in. Having read a lot of those, there weren't a lot of revelations for me here, but I did glom a few new tidbits. For one, I had never heard of "The Confessions of Bugsy Siegel" before [an abandoned project]. Love that he talks about Michael Mann a few times. I did get a broader sense of just where he stands politically & put his core literary influences at the top of my TBR pile. A great read for those looking...more
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...moreMore about James Ellroy...