Jeffrey Hawkes's Reviews > Crime Wave: Reportage and Fiction from the Underside of L.A.

Crime Wave by James Ellroy
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Jan 13, 10

Read in January, 2009

James is really loose with reality in this book which is partially based on his mother's murder in 1950s Los Angeles; he careens in and out of factual events with tall tales of mobsters, entertainers, scandal sheet writers, women, dope and violence. It's gritty.
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