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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
Praise for MY DARK PLACES
"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