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James Ellroy

Autor(a) de Dália Negra

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About the Author

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L. A. Quartet novels - "The Black Dahlia", "The Big Nowhere", "L. A. Confidential", & "White Jazz" - were international best-sellers. His novel "American Tabloid" was Time magazine's Novel of the Year for 1995; his memoir, "My Dark Places", was a mostrar mais "Time" Best Book of the Year & a "New Yorker Times" Notable Book for 1996. He lives in Kansas City. (Publisher Provided) James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles, California on March 4, 1948. His parents were divorced and he moved in with his father after his mother was murdered in 1958. The story of his mother's unsolved murder would become the basis for his 1996 nonfiction work entitled My Dark Places. He attended Fairfax High School, where he sent Nazi pamphlets to girls he liked and criticized JFK, while advocating the reinstatement of slavery. He was eventually expelled for preaching Nazism in his English class. He joined the army after his expulsion from school, but after realizing that he did not belong there, he faked a stutter and convinced the army psychologist that he was not mentally fit for combat. After three months, he received a dishonorable discharge and returned home. His father died soon thereafter. He was thrown in juvenile hall for stealing a steak from the local market. When he got out, his father's friend became his guardian, but by the age of eighteen, he was back on the streets. He was sleeping outside, stealing, drinking and experimenting with drugs. It wasn't long before he was thrown in jail for breaking into a vacant apartment. When he got out of jail, he started a job at an adult book store, his addictions growing progressively larger. He was misusing the drug Benzedrex, a sinus inhalent which nearly drove him to Schizophrenia and his drinking was ruining his health. He contracted pneumonia twice as well as a condition called post-alchohol brain syndrome. Fearing for his sanity, he joined AA, became sober and found a job as a golf caddy. At the age of 30, he wrote his first novel entitled Brown's Requiem, which was published in 1981. His other works include Clandestine, Blood on the Moon, Because the Night, Suicide Hill, Killer on the Road, and The Cold Six Thousand. His works The Black Dahlia and L. A. Confidential were adapted into feature films. Ellroy's title, Perfidia, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. 030i mostrar menos
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Obras de James Ellroy

Dália Negra (1987) 5,464 cópias
L. A. Confidential (1990) 3,398 cópias
American Tabloid (1995) 2,836 cópias
The Big Nowhere (1988) 1,980 cópias
The Cold Six Thousand (2001) 1,848 cópias
Jazz Branco (1992) 1,739 cópias
My Dark Places (1996) 1,596 cópias
Blood's a Rover (2009) 1,008 cópias
Clandestine (1982) 777 cópias
Brown's Requiem (1981) 699 cópias
Perfidia (2014) 677 cópias
Killer on the Road (1986) 606 cópias
Onda de Crimes (1999) 576 cópias
Blood on the Moon (1984) 568 cópias
Hollywood Nocturnes (1994) 567 cópias
L.A. Noir (1984) 450 cópias
Because the Night (1984) 379 cópias
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Editor; Contribuinte — 365 cópias
Suicide Hill (1986) 364 cópias
This Storm (2019) 261 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) — Editor & Introduction — 159 cópias
Widespread Panic (2021) 138 cópias
The Best American Crime Writing 2005 (2005) — Editor — 113 cópias
Gedumpt (1998) 70 cópias
LAPD '53 (1672) 66 cópias
The Enchanters (2023) 49 cópias
Ricatto (2012) 40 cópias
Tijuana, mon amour [SS] (1999) 38 cópias
Jungletown Jihad [SS] (2003) 19 cópias
Loco por Donna (2006) 14 cópias
Grave Doubt [SS] (2002) 12 cópias
Millennium thriller (2011) 5 cópias
Panique générale (2022) 3 cópias
Murder and Mayhem (1993) 3 cópias
Erittäin salainen (2010) 2 cópias
Cronaca nera (2019) 2 cópias
Gravy Train 2 cópias
Hollywood trema (racconti) (2017) 2 cópias
High Darktown 2 cópias
Moja mracna mesta (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
The Enchantress 1 exemplar(es)
Hvid jazz : roman 1 exemplar(es)
LAPD'53 JAMES ELLROY 1 exemplar(es)
Bazaar Bizarre 1 exemplar(es)
Six Years 1 exemplar(es)
Storm, The 1 exemplar(es)
Since I Don't Have You 1 exemplar(es)
Fehér jazz (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Torch Number 1 exemplar(es)
Tabloid 1 exemplar(es)
Dial Axminster 6-400 1 exemplar(es)
Requiem por brown 1 exemplar(es)
Jener Sturm: 2 (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
O grande desconhecido (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Ola de crímenes (2001) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 183 cópias
Granta 46: Crime (1994) — Contribuinte — 151 cópias
The Badge (1958) — Introdução — 80 cópias
L.A. Confidential: The Screenplay (1997) — Introdução — 72 cópias
20 Stories Pulp Fictions (1996) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Scene of the Crime: Photographs from the LAPD Archive (1700) — Introdução — 61 cópias
Street Kings [2008 film] (2008) — Writer — 46 cópias
Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics (2010) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias


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BooksInMirror | outras 27 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
A rare 5 star review for a detective story. The book read like Raymond Chandler on steroids. Hard boiled 1940's dialogue with the sex and violence that RC inferred. More dense and less dependence on sense of place though the seedier parts of LA and Tijuana brought you in, front and center. Threads and layers were many and well meshed with an ending that kept twisting. Rarely did I stop and think of "who was that" or miss a storyline. Bucky and Lee and Kay and the rest were almost outrageous but I bought into their desperation. JE wrote it well with dialogue and references set it in post war America that would be scowled at in these more "sensitive" times. JE really seemed to feel the heartbeat of that time and place.… (mais)
JBreedlove | outras 130 resenhas | Jan 7, 2024 |
James Ellroy’s Perfidia is both fascinating and infuriating. It’s a gift for Ellroy fans, though, because it features characters from his seven previous novels. (The dramatis personae in the appendix is 5 pages long.) But it’s the kind of ambitiously maximalist doorstop that an editor—sufficiently uncowed and ready to stare down Ellroy and his excesses—would’ve wisely suggested to pare down. Not this case. The plot is ridiculously complicated, so much so that Ellroy needs to have a character recite an 8-page recap. (One of the conspiracies, involving plastic surgery (there’s a similar racket in L.A. Confidential) is so absurdly perverse, you wonder if it’s supposed to be an elaborate running joke on the reader.) The prose isn’t as blunt and staccato as the telegraphic shock of White Jazz (which I enjoyed), so it’s a little more readable, but his characters are given to speaking in the same declamatory diction. The scatology and casual racism is torrential and not for the faint of heart. I’ve always recommended Ellroy, if at all, with misgivings; this one I can’t recommend to anyone at all, though I’ll probably be reading the next one after this book, then the next.… (mais)
thewilyf | outras 27 resenhas | Dec 25, 2023 |
Summer, 1968. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy are dead. The assassination conspiracies have begun to unravel. A dirty-tricks squad is getting ready to deploy at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Black militants are warring in southside L.A. The Feds are concocting draconian countermeasures. And fate has placed three men at the vortex of History.

Dwight Holly is J. Edgar Hoover’s pet strong-arm goon, implementing Hoover’s racist designs and obsessed with a leftist shadow figure named Joan Rosen Klein. Wayne Tedrow—ex-cop and heroin runner—is building a mob gambling mecca in the Dominican Republic and quickly becoming radicalized. Don Crutchfield is a window-peeping kid private-eye within tantalizing reach of right-wing assassins, left-wing revolutionaries and the powermongers of an incendiary era. Their lives collide in pursuit of the Red Goddess Joan—and each of them will pay “a dear and savage price to live History.”

Political noir as only James Ellroy can write it—our recent past razed and fully reconstructed—Blood’s A Rover is a novel of astonishing depth and scope, a massive tale of corruption and retribution, of ideals at war and the extremity of love. It is the largest and greatest work of fiction from an American master. (amazon)
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Hoppetosse1 | outras 22 resenhas | Dec 20, 2023 |


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