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Posted on 4 November 2017 | 9:56 pm
'Damnation' is a riveting and relevant
cleveland.com (blog)'Damnation' is a riveting and relevant period drama (preview)cleveland.com (blog)Also going into the soup that became "Damnation" were the films of director Sam Peckinpah, author-historian Studs Terkel's "Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression," the books of mystery writer James Ellroy, and Marilynne Robinson's Iowa ...
Posted on 4 November 2017 | 8:04 am
Multi-Talented Author Alex Segura: From
GeekDad (blog)Multi-Talented Author Alex Segura: From Archie to Private InvestigatorsGeekDad (blog)I'd read a lot of the classics already–Chandler, Macdonald, Highsmith, Hammett–and gravitated toward more modern PI books, like Lawrence Block's Scudder books, Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan series, and the novels of George Pelecanos, James Ellroy ...
Posted on 3 November 2017 | 9:08 am
Heather, The Totality: Mad Men creator
The Australian Financial ReviewHeather, The Totality: Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's debut novelThe Australian Financial Review"Heather, The Totality" is Matthew Weiner's debut novel. James Ellroy has dubbed it a "scorcher". It is published in Australia by Allen & Unwin on the Canongate imprint, $24.99 Supplied. You might think a man like Mark who was not rich by 40 would ...and more »
Posted on 2 November 2017 | 5:03 pm
Who killed JFK? A former CIA agent wrote a
The Good Men Project (blog)Who killed JFK? A former CIA agent wrote a thriller. True? Well, truly fascinating.The Good Men Project (blog)... the New Orleans mob, Texas oilmen and the CIA, to name just a few. Indeed, in another fine novel about the Kennedy assassination — American Tabloid, by James Ellroy — there are so many people who want Kennedy killed it's amazing they don't ...
Posted on 2 November 2017 | 7:58 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