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Any James Ellroy fans in here?

Postby Steve » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:56 pm

Was just tootling around the Interwebnet and stumbled across news that the third volume for the American Underworld trilogy - Blood's A Rover - will be released in June next year.

Loved American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand so can't wait for that...
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Postby Grey » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:58 pm

I've never read anything by him. Any good? What's the best introduction to him?
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Postby Steve » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:09 pm

He also wrote LA Confidential, so I'm assuming you've seen the movie?

In a non-Titanic year, would have been a shoe-in for Best Picture. That Titanic was some sort of shit though, wasn't it?

So that's one place to start. But taking a bit of a stab at your tastes in movies, books and culture generally, I'd start with American Tabloid.
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Postby Grey » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:16 pm

Steve wrote:He also wrote LA Confidential, so I'm assuming you've seen the movie?

In a non-Titanic year, would have been a shoe-in for Best Picture. That Titanic was some sort of shit though, wasn't it?

So that's one place to start. But taking a bit of a stab at your tastes in movies, books and culture generally, I'd start with American Tabloid.


Oh, La Confidential was great. If not for Boogie Nights, it would've been my favorite movie of that year.
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Postby Steve » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:25 pm

Yeah - Boogie Nights was a beauty too. Some very funny shit.
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Postby BigFatHippo » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:39 pm

Ok, this is interesting. Didn't know you guys read novels too.

LA Confidential was The movie of that year, fuck Titanic. Ellroy, huh? I'll check it out.

Anybody ever read Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon? My favorite book, just finished reading it for the third time. No small feat, it's 980 pages but will keep you reading till morning.

Basic Good vs. Evil, holocaust style. You won't be sorry.
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Postby Grey » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:50 pm

You've read a 980 page novel three times? Is it safe to assume this is the only book you've read for three years of your life?
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Postby BigFatHippo » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:08 pm

Ha

No. It was written in 87, I read it then and again about 10 years later. Now once again. Trust me, it's that good. The ultimate 'what should we do if the world dies' book. In these days that seems appropriate.

I got a lotta time on my hands, what with the family 200 miles away. Work, read, sleep, work, read, drink, drink, baseball, football, read and then drink. Oh, and work. Let's not forget that.
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Postby Steve » Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:42 pm

BigFatHippo wrote:Ok, this is interesting. Didn't know you guys read novels too.


Oh yeah. And we like both types of music as well.

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Re: Any James Ellroy fans in here?

Postby Grey » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:51 pm

BigFatHippo wrote:Ha

No. It was written in 87, I read it then and again about 10 years later. Now once again. Trust me, it's that good. The ultimate 'what should we do if the world dies' book. In these days that seems appropriate.

I got a lotta time on my hands, what with the family 200 miles away. Work, read, sleep, work, read, drink, drink, baseball, football, read and then drink. Oh, and work. Let's not forget that.


I'll have to check it out then.

Steve wrote:Oh yeah. And we like both types of music as well.

Country and Western


You know what Country and Western is in NZ?
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