Tag Archives: James Ellroy

“It’s a situation I’ve never been able to fathom. One minute, it seemed I had more movie offers than I could handle, the next — no one wanted me.” — Sal Mineo

It’s his birthday today. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to be a gay kid in the 1950s and see Rebel Without a Cause, particularly Sal Mineo’s performance as “Plato,” the lonely teenage boy, with a picture … Continue reading

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The Books: “L.A. Confidential” (James Ellroy)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: L.A. Confidential – by James Ellroy God, I love James Ellroy. I love everything about him. I love his books, I love his persona – and he is a great great interview. He’s honest to … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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The Dahlia Files

Great piece by the wonderful Seth Mnookin about “the black dahlia”, and the ongoing fascination with that unsolved murder – but the piece is really about James Ellroy, a writer I absolutely LOVE. James Ellroy was 10 when his mother, … Continue reading

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The Books: “My Dark Places: An LA Crime Memoir” (James Ellroy)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: The following book in my true crime section is My Dark Places, by James Ellroy. Now I am a MASSIVE fan of Ellroy’s fiction, but this book is not fiction, and I have … Continue reading

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Vacation Reading List

Very important choices had to be made this morning: Which books should I take on vacation? A week is a long time. Especially if your days are free, and more time can be given to reading. I can’t just bring … Continue reading

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