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Brown's Requiem by James Ellroy
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May 04, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009
Read in May, 2009

By no means is it Ellroy's most accomplished work, but its raw emotion and genuine display of what Ellroy considers an ideal love affair (in his own twisted way, to which I am somewhat sympathetic) make it emotionally deeper than a lot of his more polished later work.
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Laura Jean I met Ellroy last year and he said "Bad men in love with strong women — There is nothing else." All of his books, including American Tabloid (where he "makes history subservient to plot") seem to bear out this belief.

You might be interested in reading Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir and the American City by Nicholas Christopher.

Since you're into noir, and films, and all. ;)


Rowan Laura Jean wrote: "I met Ellroy last year and he said "Bad men in love with strong women — There is nothing else." All of his books, including American Tabloid (where he "makes history subservient to plot") seem to b..."

I'll check them out.

I love how despite all his posturing and conviction that he's worshiping these women, he still comes off rather a misogynist.


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