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The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
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really liked it
bookshelves: nbtr

It a fictionalized story set around one of the most infamous murder cases in the US this one starts not with the murder but with the setup of our main character Bucky Bleichert who is a boxer and gets entry to LA police force based on his sports status and Lee Blanchard. Bucky and Lee have a boxing bout after which they both become famous and join LA police force and are tasked as partners. Things move on a simple pace in the 1940s of L.A. until mutilated body of a beautiful girl is found and many lives change.

This was definitely a little slower in the beginning and in few later parts but once the twists and turns start they just don't stop at all and it ends beautifully. Bucky of course was the narrator and he goes through the case which doesn't only consume his career but also consume his entire life. Once again it's a fictionalized story of the Black Dahlia case and don't pick this up thinking of it as a true crime story you would be disappointed.

Well I liked it good enough but wouldn't start another Ellroy book now but rather a classic while few other books are continued on the side, remember to read and then just Keep on Reading.
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Reading Progress

July 4, 2019 – Started Reading
July 5, 2019 – Shelved
July 5, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
July 5, 2019 – Shelved as: nbtr
July 9, 2019 – Finished Reading

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