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Rary novels that provides a certain literary difficulty for readers who come to it AFTER the film dropped because the directors David Fincher Curtis Hanson created such large iconic images out of the novels LA Confidential s major characters are all very similar to the movie but there are some major omissions and changes made in the movie that keep Elloroy s urtext both novel and different enough to warrant your buck and your timeEllroy is a modern master of Even when ya know the plot from the movie it s still riveting LA Confidential feels like the book that James Ellroy has been preparing for and working up to during his entire career up to this point He takes all of the themes he explored in previous novels and packs them into a book that s an even larger epic tale of crime perversion and Hollywood corruption than any of his previous books LA Confidential tells the story of three LAPD officers who are initially at odds with one another after the infamous Bloody Christmas police brutality scandal and once again cross paths after a bloody massacre at the Nite Owl coffee shop in Hollywood At first each of them are involved in separate investigations Slowly these mysteries all seem to connect to the Nite Owl in some way and ultimately the men must learn to put their differences aside as they realize that they are neck deep in a scandal bigger than anything they could ve imagined one that goes beyond the Nite Owl Massacre one that involves filth porn heroin tabloid extortion a popular kid s theme park Disneyland anyone and high class whores cut to look like movie starsI mentioned before that the novel is even epic than the previous ones in the LA uartet but is so huge that it s hard to keep track of at times which makes for a slower read than the focused stories in The Black Dahlia and The Big Nowhere It has the most complicated mystery and conspiracy that I ve ever read so complicated that it seems to involve ever person living in LA County and even the characters sometimes have to create graphs to keep track of everything But no one could ve wrangled all of these threads into something coherent other than author James Ellroy showing his tremendous skill as a writer And this is the novel where he begins his experimentation with his writing style moving toward the clipped manic azzy prose that he uses in later novels Here in order to cut down on page count in order to get published he cut out all unnecessary wordsAs usual the characters in this were fascinating strong men with weaknesses and dark secrets who through their investigation seek something close to redemption Edmund Exley is a young officer living under his father s shadow and a war hero reputation based on a lie and who is an ambitious by the book do gooder who believes in the pursuit of absolute ustice and willing to rat out his fellow officers and be hated by everyone to move up in the department Wendell Bud White is a bruising hard boiled cop haunted by witnessing the violent murder of his mother by his father and takes it out on woman beaters that he arrests He hates the fact that he s seen as lacking the intelligence to be a good detective and only good with his fists and he becomes obsessed with privately investigating a string of hooker murders And finally there s Trashcan Jack Vincennes a Narcotics officer with his own skeletons in his closet who s dead set on arresting drug users but importantly he strives for Hollywood stardom consulting on a hit cop show rousts celebrity druggies and gives exclusive dirt to tabloid writer Sid Hudgens and his Hush Hush scandal mag in exchange for cash article write ups and a photo op He begins investigating the production of porno picture books and we realize that Trashcan Jack might also have an unhealthy obsession with what s between the pages of the books that he finds The way that each story evolves and interconnects is truly something to behold This book has enough story for 5 novels but somehow it s told in about 500 pages How that s even possible is beyond meThe movie based on this book is one of my top five favorites and reading this novel made me appreciate it even I ve realized it s probably the best movie adaptation of a book to date How it takes this loaded story that could be adapted into a 10 part miniseries and successfully converts it into an exciting and engaging 2 hour 20 minute movie is a feat that really should be recognized Obviously the movie is missing lots of the story from the book but the movie really stands on it s own and skillfully combines multiple characters and creates new scenes and themes that still works to tell the story in an effective way Although it s sadly missing much of Jack Vincennes s intriguing storyline it introduces new backstory elements that I wish were in the book Rollo Tomasi strengthens the Bud and Exley dynamic and makes Lynn Bracken an even stronger character The fact that the movie is at times even better than the book and can stand on it s own really says something about the adaptation I would suggest both seeing the movie and reading the book as there is something to be gained by bothJames Ellroy is uickly becoming one of my favorites and I can t wait to soon read White Jazz and his other books Anyway Dear Reader that s all the dirt that s fit to print And you heard it here first off the record on the T and very Hush Hush In the aftermath of the Bloody Christmas the lives of three cops are forever entwined Ed Exley the by the book cop who is forever in his father s shadow glory hound Jack Vincennes and Bud White the man forever avenging his dead mother After six people are killed in the Nite Owl Massacre can the three men co exist working the same case or will they all go down in flamesLA Confidential is an epic crime tale spanning nearly a decade a tale of corruption greed drugs pornography and murder upon murder upon murder In many ways it s The Big Nowhere 20 Ellroy once again uses the hell s trinity of three cops with varying degrees of dirtiness to explore Hollywood s filthy and infected underbellyThe story started simply enough A bunch of cops got tanked at a Christmas party and beat the shit out of some prisoners Ed Exley snitched setting the tone for most of the rest of his role in the book that of an overgrown kiss ass hall monitor Well that s unfair I guess He s a pretty good detective for a daddy s boy rat As with previous Ellroy affairs two of the cops are pretty dirty Jack Vincennes sells dirt to tabloids and Bud White s a heavy handed guy with a never ending beef with wifebeatersOnce the Nite Owl Massacre hits and the smut magazines rear their creepy masked heads Ellroy shows ust how dirty cops can be with lots of withholding evidence and backstabbing The three leads prove themselves to be multi faceted characters all three with likeable and deplorable traits Structurally it s very similar to The Big Nowhere only richer nuanced and grimier James Ellroy s Los Angeles is a cesspool with a thousand decaying corpses bobbing Defender for Hire (Heroes for Hire, just beneath the surfaceI had a feeling who the mastermind was but was in the dark about a lot of the rest of the dirty deed doers until the trinity finally got on the same pageust before the pages were torn out for good For most of the book I was happy to be on Ellroy s sightseeing tour of Hollywood hell His punchy use of language was something to behold a machine gun of poetic yet brutal short sentencesThe ending was pretty hard I knew the ending would be rough considering the previous two books in the LA uartet but this one was a bloody train wreck There were some great character moments in the final pages and it s left me ravenous for White JazzI guess I can finally oin the nearly 20 year old party and see the movie now Five out of five star. Rtis Hanson film tlcharger en Aprs Cop de James B Harris adapt de Lune sanglante LA Confidential est chronologiuement le deuxime long mtrage adapt d’un roman de James Ellroy Suivra en la relecture par Brian de Palma de son mythiue best seller Le Dahlia noirAncien voyou et alcooliue James Ellroy n’a pas son pareil pour vouer le Los Angeles des annes et c’est cet aspect Louisa Amara – LA Confidential | Parce u'il n'y a pas LA Confidential Suivez moi Louisa Amara tous droits rservs Design par Juliette Lebreton Mentions lgales Retour en haut Nous utilisons des cookies pour vous garantir la meilleure exprience sur notre site Si vous continuez utiliser ce dernier nous considrerons ue vous acceptez l'utilisation des cookies Ok En savoir plus Tory Lanez LA Confidential YouTube Tory Lanez “I Told You” Album Out Now iTunes Apple Music Google Play Candidatures LS Confidential Candidatures LS Confidential Vous souhaitez rejoindre l'aventure LS Confidential ? C'est trs simple premirement prenez le temps de lire le rglement du serveur disponible sur notre discord Puis inscrivez vous ici mme et compltez votre demande Les candidatures sont actuellement OUVERTES Retourner sur lsconfidentialfr LA Confidential Wikipedia LA Confidential is a neo noir novel by James Ellroy and the third of his LA uartet series James Ellroy dedicated LA Confidential to Mary Doherty Ellroy The epigraph is A glory that costs everything and means nothing Steve Erickson Plot The story is about several Los Angeles Police Department officers in the early s who become embroiled in a mix of sex corruption LA Confidential film Wikipedia LA Confidential is a American neo noir crime film directed produced and co written by Curtis HansonThe screenplay by Hanson and Brian Helgeland is based on James Ellroy's novel of the same name the third book in his LA uartet series The film tells the story of a group of LAPD officers in and the intersection of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity.

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Ew it was great Ellroy wrote The Black Dahalia which I loved giving it five stars and I fully expected this book to live up to my five star expectation However I found the characters very confusing I wondered how does Ellroy expect the reader to remember John Doe who was mentioned on page 25 then repeated again on page 158 So who is John Doe Then begin flipping back the pages to see when he was mentioned Although the storyline was about the Night Owl massacre of six people in an all night coffee shop there were multiple storylines revolving around that event There are three main characters and they weave back and forthgood yes he s a good guy then hell no he s a bad guy So in my mind there are no clear cut good guybad guys in the entire book And that is not a complaint but if you need a clear delineation of goodbad guys it s not here Needless to say this is no pansy ass book with warm and fuzzies It s dark pitch black dark and that s why it s called noir A great word for this bookI still wish that Goodreads would allow us readers to give half stars but no Changes in GR as we all know but not there With that said I would give this one three and a half but I do round up so I m tipping the scale of my circle of friends with six now giving it four stars and five reviewers five stars No it didn t amaze me Hopefully the next Ellroy will I m expecting it but will begin my list of characters on page one like I should have done here hint hint Hey everyone it s my 100th review on goodreads No wait this is a dark and brooding noir Can t be that happy Think mean thoughts Take a shot glass of despair with a nihilistic chaser and a cheap cigarette There we goSpanning from 1950 to 58 LA Confidential stands as easily the most ambitious book in Ellroy s series thus farIt s Christmas time and that does not mean heart warming cups of good cheer and old Scrooge being visited by three ghosts in Ellroy s work Bud looked out the window A Salvation Army Santa palmed coins from his kettle an eye on the liuor store across the street That s our Christmas spirit Ho goddamn Ho We go into an event that will be dubbed Bloody Christmas and things get worse from there as we move onto another case referred to as The Nite Owl Massacre Yeah this one s ust filled with good cheerOur protagonists this time certainly not heroes as they re even crooked than any of the other leads in the previous books are three very different cops Jack Vincennes is a Hollywood cop through and through He is the consultant for a TV show called Badge of Honor gets big publicity in the papers and secretly works with one magazine to find out lower ranking stars doing drugs and sets up busts to get his picture in papers Bud White is a police officer thug a classic ticking time bomb sort but with good connections He s the prot g of one Dudley Smith who has uses for the violent sort Finally we come to Ed Exley who believes in perfect A Kiss To Change Her Life justice He has a ruthless sort of efficiency but in a very by the book sort of way He s only too happy to make enemies if it means moving up and he s uite good at knowing the right thing to say at the right time Together these three make up Ellroy s most interesting cast thus farSo onto my opinions on the book itself I actually find myself at a bit of a loss on this one Not because it s not good It is In fact it s damn near perfect This is seriously the sort of book that I feel I can t pick apart because they would be nitpicks only yet I can t fully praise without giving everything away I could say for instance that there are so many characters that I felt like I needed a notepad of suspects some of which show up for two or three pages and are not heard from again for 300 and it sust assumed you ll remember them but that s not a full complaint as it fits the scenario after all the book takes place over eight years From a structural standpoint it is much a direct seuel to The Big Nowhere In fact this one starts with a prologue that acts as an epilogue of the previous novel I m actually a bit conflicted on my feelings about this view spoilerOn one hand I like the sense of closure but on the other if one hadn t read the previous book and this series operates fairly well as stand alone novels thus far it doesn t have the impact as it reuires you to care about Meeks It also spoils for those who didn t know that Dudley Smith is as close to a main antagonist as this series is going to get whereas if we didn t have that prologue newcomers could easily be taken in by his good nature and the friendship he seems to be forming with Bud To a certain extent I wish it would have been the ACTUAL epilogue to the previous novel as we were certain Smith was a right asshole then and though it would have been a bit of a downer ending it would have been a nice way of cementing that Smith gets the solution he wants no matter what hide spoiler I hadn t meant to start my Christmas themed reads Their Convenient Amish Marriage (Pinecraft Homecomings just yet but I d forgotten LA Confidential pretty much begins with a Christmas party scene It s not much of what you d call a Christmas book That scene is really the only connection to the holiday and yet it hasust as much to do with Christmas as other books which slap the word on the cover in an attempt to get fools like me to read it for no other reason than that connection No this book is about Los Angeles seedy underbelly and the bad apple cops who made it worse Our trio of heroesanti heroes try to scrub that underbelly and toss out those rotten apples and Ellroy does an excellent ob at eliciting an emotional attachment to them in the reader I read this because I saw and loved the movie version and I wanted to see how closely related they were They re very similar The way in which they diverge is common to most adapted books background detail The movie had to pare We ve all heard of the Good CopBad Cop routine but when you read a James Ellroy novel it s like Bad CopWorse CopCrimes Against Humanity CopThis third installment in the LA uartet introduces us to another trio of police officers who wouldn t last ten minutes on the ob if there were smart phones in the 1950s which could have recorded their many misdeeds Ed Exley is a brilliant detective but his physical cowardice is exceeded only by his ruthless ambition Bud White is a thug who never met a suspect he couldn t beat into talking and he s got a special hatred reserved for men who hurt women Jack Vincennes has gone Hollywood with a side gig as the technical advisor for a TV cop The never ending parade of homogenous macho cops the weak dependable women perfect victims for any crime the overwhelmingly complex story line sub plot within sub plot twist upon twist all that delivered in a flat dry style That s an Ellroy novel for you I know that it s supposed to add up to this intricate dark story interwoven with sex and violence and thus gripping like nothing else But I frankly was bored to death The scheming was a tad too elaborate for my taste After a while I stopped caring when yet another layer to the story was revealed there s only so much dry plot that I can take Plot on itself won t keep me on the edge for long A list of names straight out of phonebook won t do it for me either Violence and sex will keep me interested for a little while but unless it s happening to a well fleshed out character that too will eventually start to disappoint And that s what happened I ve ended up being disappointed I wanted to like this book I loved the movie and I do get the appeal of this gritty brutal writing But despite some enjoyable moments getting through LA Confidential felt like a chore So I cannot say that I liked it Hence the 2 star rating Whatever you desire safe passage for ruthless men in loveLike Fight Club LA Confidential is one of those contempo. 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Barely 3 Stars A huge disappointment I ve been looking forward to reading this book for two decades but it certainly wasn t worth the wait or the effort This is the third in Ellroy s L A uartetThis is somewhat better than the appropriately titled The Big Nowhere 2nd in the LA uartet but it s completely eclipsed by Ellroy s very first book his only Ten Star book The Black Dahlia truly a Masterpiece of crime noir My reviewWarning this book for Adults only perversions abound You don t want to know As usual with my reviews please first read the publisher s blurbsummary of the book Thank you Full size image hereThe whole book beginning to end is mostly an overcomplicated plot with a terrible prose experiment in harder than hard boiled A failed exercise for Ellroy and extended punishment for readers Sadly Ellroy continued to try to perfect this super hard boiled style with varying degrees of success The fourth in the LA uartet series White Jazz apparently alienates even his greatest fansDon t misunderstand me the incredibly complex plot was terrific in the 1997 movie and could have been written better than the movie but it s poorly presented in the book due to a variety of narrative errors by EllroyIn the first 23 of the book we really have a collection of novellas and short stories tied together by thin gruel of Hush Hush scandal reports in breathless but empty style various dry dull police reports narrative experiments staccato prose reader abuse and some occasional instances of great dialogue and brief action Just when you think Ellroy has given up the prose experiments he starts againThere are far too many mid chapter viewpoint switches between the three main characters and you often must read several paragraphs before you can figure out whose viewpoint is current I looked for sympathetic characters in this book and mostly there are noneEllroy s attempts to harder boil the narrative leads him farther and farther into the chopped staccato renderings of actions and events Not fun It s often hard to decipher much of the word saladMany of the main characters thoughts and the book s events are repeated often It s as if the reader must be reminded constantly of minutiae Very irritating especially in the staccato style Characters often come to the same conclusions as each other and we are forced to see a repetition of those clues and eventsBut the dialogue is often terrific Ellroy s narrative prose experiment is thankfully not heard in the voices of his charactersEdmund makes a mistake confronting Stompanato and a hooker Jack She IS Lana TurnerFull size image hereThe book s three main heroes fair poorly compared to the extraordinary 1997 movie which wisely cut out Ellroy s fluff repetition and gruel and re created Jack Kevin Spacey Bud Russell Crowe and Edmund Guy Pierce as flawed but true heroes Lieutenant Detective shield 1950sFull size image hereLyn Bracken s sharp style and wit through Kim Basinger s Oscar winning supporting role expand the book s character into perhaps the only sympathetic person in the entire story In all the movie is ten times better in almost every way compared to the book Full size image hereOne of the stronger characters in both movie and book Dudley Smith superbly played by James Cromwell remains mostly an enigma here We almost never see his point of view in the book or look over his shoulder during his machinations Given his importance to the plots this seems dishonest of Ellroy Full size image hereIn the final 13 of the book this mess all gets overturned and re investigated with some breakneck pacing discoveries and horrific violence We think finally the book is moving forward clearly But no the combination of staccato prose and far too many characters reuires Ellroy to use pages and pages of info dumps to try to clarify the mess Not fun at all A rousing climax train ambush and yet overly complex info dumps closes the book What an utter and disappointing messThe fabulous movie cast is how I saw the main characters while reading the book Full size image hereNotes and uotesPerhaps this book might be better on the second or third reading But give it a few months between Personally I m going to go watch the movie again to help wash away my disappointment in the book Unlike The Black Dahlia in which I found than 20 terrific uotes to including in my review this book as only a tiny few impoverished uotes that I found to extract Personally I think one of the best ways to rate a book is by the number of fine uotes extracted into reviews A glory that costs everything and means nothing Steve Erickson An abandoned auto court in the San Berdoo foothills Buzz Meeks checked in with ninety four thousand dollars eighteen pounds of high grade heroin a 1 O gauge pump a3 8 special a45 automatic and a switchblade he d bought off a pachuco at the borderBud thumbed his address book Lorene from the Silver Star Jane from the Zimba Room Nancy from the Orbit Lounge late breaking numbers They had the look late thirties hungry grateful for a younger guy who treated them nice and gave them a taste all men weren t shitheels Jack wanted to track the filth because part of him wondered how something could be so ugly and so beautiful and part of him plain azzed on it Preston Exley and Art De Spain oined Dieterling in devotion a circle of hardcase men and a woman who made them grateful for the chance to feel gentle Lynn kept her clothing subtle because she knew it would make of an impression on the people she wanted to impress she thought most men were weak and trusted her brains to slide her through anything Suppositions leading up to a hunch couple her brains with the counterdope in her system and you got a pentothal immune witness dissembling with impunity and style Bud dropped the receiver The clerk babbled from someplace safe and calm that he d never see again no Lynn no safety in a badgeNotes as I read20 fore reading this I had seen the superb movie three times since its original release I must say the book is hugely verbose even to the point of me skimming along I hope the pace picks up again soon 37% Dense opaue confusing prose I know Ellroy is experimenting with a staccato prose style It s not working40%The prose levels off becomes narrative and smooth55%Lots of dull repetitive filler material here Ugh59%The characters grow darker as they age except perhaps for Bud And it s not going to get easier as old lies are revealed Ellroy has regained much of his storytelling prose now thankfully 61 ck to the repetitious staccato prose Ugh 65%Here we go again terribly repetitive reports from newspapers The same old info again and again salted with a few new bits each time Ugh 70%And it s great now Fast pace no gobbledygook surprising twists 71%Whoops again Mostly very difficult staccato prose very repetitious narrative unsympathetic characters and moments of brilliance 85% The pace has picked up tremendously and the staccato prose is minimised to negotiable sectionsThere were many real life events and persons in the book some only thinly disguisedThe real Johnny Stompanato and Lana Turner c 1958 Lana s young daughter actually stabbed Stompanato to death in April 1958 There is a theory that actually Lana found Stompanato in bed with her daughter and she stabbed him with the daughter taking the rap and getting off on self defenseFull size image here 1 Yes this was excellent2 Yes this was hard boiled3 Yes this had confusing storylines4 Yes this book needed a list of characters unless you have an incredible memory 5 Yes I wanted to give this book a solid five stars I have been wanting to read this great book for years then when I saw I had 10 friends who read it it became a must read now Of those 10 friends five gave it four stars and five five stars so I kn. 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James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948 His LA uartet novels— The Black Dahlia The Big Nowhere LA Confidential and White Jazz—were international best sellers His novel American Tabloid was Time magazine’s Best Book fiction of 1995; his memoir My Dark Places was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996 His novel The Cold Six Thousand was a New York