Saturday, June 30, 2007
Ellroy - L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential. James Ellroy. Warner. 1990. Bud White, Jack Vincennes, Preston Exley. Three police detectives. Each drawn to the same case. An L.A. of the 1950's rife with corruption. A dark noir novel of stakeouts, murder, scandal. Everyone has a dirty secret, the corruption taints even the three heroes. The novel sprawls along eight years in the mid to late fifties'. For the three detectives, each discovery leads ever deeper into the noir darkness which threatens to destroy them.