Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by Psychopath, Jul 23, 2013.
It's a bit NSFW because of morgue and crime scene photos
I'm going to go with random Negro.
Wait, the "black" dahlia? WHERE WAS GEORGE ZIMMERMAN?
I went through a period where I voraciously read everything James Ellroy wrote. Of course, he peaked with AMERICAN TABLOID, one of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
For some reason I got really turned off by the staccato style he adopted for THE COLD SIX THOUSAND and I haven't read anything else since.
He hasn't written anything since, besides a second memoir.
Did you ever catch the television show he did (if memory serves it was on "Investigation Discovery")? I couldn't stand the "James Ellroy Gumshoe" character he made for himself. I thought it ruined the show.
*Edit- here's an example
I didn't see that. But I have on videotape somewhere an old documentary he did, which was made around the time he published WHITE JAZZ. I think he even says himself it was the first time he really spoke openly about his mother's murder.
Ellroy is nothing if not an exceptional self-promoter. And I don't mean that as a slight at all. He'd be the first to admit it.
Someone mentioned in the comments in a related video of Ellroy talking about movies, that he is the greatest troll ever. I kind of agree with that sentiment. I was wrong btw, he wrote Blood's A Rover than his second memoir. You can tell in his writings how emotionally fucked up he is over his mother's murder.
I was hoping this was some kind of a Wackbag murder-mystery thread. That some poster named Black Dahlia stopped posting
Well after you're murdered by the guy offering a "job" we'll start a thread. Unfortunately you won't be here for all the "who done it" fun.
I don't doubt he is. But he has said many times that he definitely exploits it for book sales.
And I like how he occasionally turns up as a character in one of Andrew Vachss's 'Burke' series as 'Ellroy', a dog breeder who Burke goes to every now and then. Even Barko makes an appearance.
He's writing a second L.A. Quartet set in the 30's and 40's and dealing with most of the characters from the first. The first book comes out sometime this year.
I was such a fanboy back in the day I actually wrote a screenplay for one of his short stories called DIAL AXMINSTER 6-400
I typed that shit out on an electric typewriter. It's pretty fuckin' good.
I learned from those videos that I'm more likely to believe a man with a nice tight-trimmed grey mustache.
Yep, that's my man.
It was Man Ray.