Mysterious Bookshop - Atlas Obscura
Atlas ObscuraMysterious BookshopAtlas ObscuraHe has published most of the greats of mystery and crime fiction: Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, James Ellroy, Ross Thomas, Patricia Highsmith, Ross Macdonald, Ed McBain. Any of the major authors he hasn't published are probably at least good ...
Posted on 2 June 2017 | 10:04 am
The best recent thrillers – review roundup
The GuardianThe best recent thrillers – review roundupThe GuardianWith its bullet-riddled jacket and speeding car illustration, Road Kill by Hanna Jameson (Head of Zeus, £7.99) announces forcefully that this is no cosy home counties mystery; the author serves up caustic and energetic fare, with echoes of James Ellroy ...
Posted on 2 June 2017 | 4:00 am
JFK and the Questions That Still Haunt Us -
OZYJFK and the Questions That Still Haunt UsOZYIt was from James Ellroy's American Tabloid. “The real Trinity of Camelot was Look Good, Kick Ass, Get Laid … Jack got whacked at the optimum moment to assure his sainthood.” Ellroy goes on to, ultimately, side with Golden here in a weirdly ...
Posted on 28 May 2017 | 9:07 pm
UA grad Tony Tost talks about writing for
Fayetteville FlyerUA grad Tony Tost talks about writing for TV, new series picked up by USA NetworkFayetteville FlyerI describe it as 1/3 Clint Eastwood, 1/3 John Steinbeck, 1/3 James Ellroy. That is, it takes some characters you'd normally see in a tough western, plops them in the world of Grapes of Wrath, and places them in the sort of pulpy paranoid narrative you ...
Posted on 23 May 2017 | 8:34 am
Donald Trump, Our AI President - New York
New York TimesDonald Trump, Our AI PresidentNew York TimesAsking why a network chose a particular action is like asking why Amazon might recommend James Ellroy and Elmore Leonard novels to someone who has just purchased “Crime and Punishment.” There is no underlying understanding of the nature of the ...
Posted on 22 May 2017 | 7:25 am
BWW Review: ROSS MACDONALD: FOUR NOVELS OF
When the worm turned again a generation later, writers like Elmore Leonard and James Ellroy gave murder straight back to the people who were at least well-suited for it psychologically, even if they were clueless bunglers. They, like Hammett and Chandler ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 7:11 pm
Spoiler alert: True Detective serves up
If you know your noir, from Chandler to Chinatown to James Ellroy (all influences on this season), you’ll know it’s a common theme. The best they could hope for was to get out alive. It didn’t take a lot to recognise that solving the murder of ...
Posted on 13 August 2015 | 2:27 pm
True Detective season 2 episode 8 recap:
It's not that there was anything wrong with the story in itself, which is labyrinthine in a deliberately knotty, LA noir, James Ellroy-esque way, but it was revealed in huge exposition dumps, rather than by our characters actually deducing anything.
Posted on 11 August 2015 | 6:35 pm
'True Detective's Second Season Ends With a
Pizzolatto is an skilled literary magpie: In season one, he borrowed, and sometimes outright stole, from Thomas Ligotti and Alan Moore; in season two, he threw the history of California noir — James Ellroy, "High Sierra," "Chinatown" — into a blender ...
Posted on 11 August 2015 | 2:02 am
What did “True Detective” in: How Nic
The show’s tone is too grim. Vince Vaughn wasn’t up to the task. The season was too derived from David Lynch or James Ellroy. Some disappointed viewers even blamed it on the downbeat bar singer. Yours truly ventured that the season suffered from ...
Posted on 10 August 2015 | 5:17 am