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James Ellroy

Praise for James Ellroy
"He's forged a style uniquely his own. Energetic and abrasive, it comes at us like a speed freak. ... The power and pull of Ellroy's writing is unmistakable."
       - Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Ellroy is the author of some of the most powerful crime novels ever written."
       - The New York Times

"Garrotte-tight prose... [Ellroy is] a force of nature, stringing together words into barbed-wire lariats, which he then uses to choke the bejesus out of you. ... His novels are all muscle, zero fat."
       - Austin Chronicle

"Memorable, stunning, incisive. ... It is possible, I think, to make the argument that in the past couple of decades, Mr. Ellroy has been the most influential writer in America."
       - Otto Penzler, The New York Sun

"Ellroy sprays declarative sentences like machine-gun bullets, blasting to kingdom come all
notions of justice, heroism, and simple decency."        - Entertainment Weekly

"[Ellroy] can make the night world of sleaze and street monsters come alive on the page."
       - St. Louis Globe-Democrat


"It should serve as an introduction for new readers to this gifted writer's disturbing oeuvre. For longtime fans of his work, it provides a revealing map to the autobiographical sources of his fiction."
       - The New York Times, Michiko Kakutani

"Ellroy is more powerful than ever."
       - The Nation

"If Baudelaire had produced an episode of Dragnet, it might have resembled the feverish, staccato way Ellroy confronts his mother's ghost. … A deeply disquieting glimpse into Ellroy's heart of darkness."
       - Publishers Weekly

"Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant."
       - Philadelphia Inquirer

"Ellroy is the poet of the bad conscience...He's no Virgil, but then, no guide will tell you more about the feel of hell than one who's lived there."
       - Carey Harrison, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"He's not merely a great hard-boiled crime fiction writer. Let's take the leap: James Ellroy is developing into one of the great American writers of our time."
       - Todd Grimson, Los Angeles Times Book Review

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