Book Reviews of L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential
LA Confidential
Author: James Ellroy
ISBN-13: 9780446400107
ISBN-10: 0446400106
Publication Date: 7/1/1991
Pages: 500
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Book Type: Paperback
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This is great! A real crime classic.
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I love Ellroy's writing style.
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classic l.a. crime story. ellroy doesn't hold back anything. nasty characters, obsession, corruption.
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Ellroy has a very distinct style-- it took me a few pages to get used to it but then I didn't want to put the book down. He doesn't pull punches: harsh language and imagery.
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I read this book after seeing the movie and reading the screenplay. The difference are very interesting. The story in the book lasts for a span of five years and gets much deeper into the three main characters' (Jack V. Bud White and Ed Exley) lives and psyches. I recommend the book especially for those who enjoyed the movie. The writing style is quick paced with minimum setting description. Action packed!!