White Jazz (L.A. Quartet #4)

White Jazz (L.A. Quartet #4)

by James Ellroy
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White Jazz 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brutally realistic prose. As always be prepared for the unexpected.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the third Ellroy book I have read, and I have to put it at number 2 behind LA Confidential, but better than the Black Dahlia. Ellroy's style in this book is much more like LA, than dahlia. If you like crime fiction and LA settings you'll enjoy this. A great read, although some book-snobs might not get it (Anyone who would tell you to wait for the movie should stay clear of recommending books).
Guest More than 1 year ago
You'll have trouble keeping all the intrigues and motivations straight, but it's an extremely rewarding read. Great fun and fierce in the way the characters scare and amaze you. Might be the equal of Elroy's American Tabloid. A must-read for any hard-boiled fan. Love that cover art, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like novels with lots of purple prose, easily understood plots, and clearly delineated 'good guys' and 'bad guys', you might want to stick with Agatha Christie or someone. White Jazz is noir fiction at it's blackest -- violent, unpredictable, scary in ways that more conventional suspense novels almost never are, with atmosphere to spare. You might not like Ellroy's 'in-your-face' style, but at least he has one.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Wendy Lesser, in her New York Times Book Review piece (above) got it right. The language is absurdly self-conscious, the conceit is wrong-headed, the 'hero' is not worth a chapter, hardly a book. LA Confidential, based on an Ellroy book, was a good movie, but don't judge this book by that cover. Save your money, wait for a movie.