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True Confessions by John Gregory Dunne
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May 10, 2016

really liked it

Once again I was lured to this novel by the movie based upon it, starring Roberts DeNiro and Duvall. The novel is deeper and less dramatic (no great surprise there) and I found it thoroughly involving on several levels. The murder mystery itself-- set in vintage Los Angeles and based rather loosely on the "Black Dahlia" murder case-- almost takes a back seat to the familial and ecclesiastic relationships being explored and the final solution to the crime is a bit more mundane and realistic; for Dunne, things just didn't all tie up neatly and comprehensively. I kind of liked that.
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James Thane I read this ages ago, but remember really liking it.

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