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classic noir!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-19

For Los Angeles crime noir... it doesn't get much better. It still holds up till this day. An absolute timeless masterpiece

This... trash

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-19

Ellroy's better days are behind him. His stories have always been brutal and ugly, but at least he could grip and compel you in the actual tale he was telling
Now, he just mindlessly and incoherently rambles on and on. I truly believe that all he does now is vicariously live out his own racist, violent, and sexual perverse fantasies through his, "stories". I think I'm done with this guy.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

very mediocre

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-19

Mediocre Star Wars story at best. January LaVoy's performance was really good, but unfortunately the story just feels flat, and uninteresting

Solo!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-19

Great Adaption of the film, with a few extra scenes not in the film to flesh it out just a little bit more. The narrator is absolutely perfect! If you enjoyed the film like I did then you will definitely enjoy this novel.

Just Filler

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-19

It's like a filler episode of your favorite TV show. Only get this one if you're a Dune junky and want to fill out your collection. otherwise you can honestly skip this one.

Fascinating story!

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

An absolutely compelling story that is tremendously fascinating. It's almost hard to believe that all this ACTUALLY happened. The evidence that Steve Hodel provides definitely has me convinced that George Hodel was the Black Dahlia avenger. If you are fascinating by Elisabeth Short's murder then this book is a MUST read. Only bad thing is the narrator is a little too dry in my opinion. He reads with no energy, and reminds me of the most boring high school teacher you might have had. However, the content is very interesting and kept me going all the way through.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Great Story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-19

Great story, of Fauna Hotel and what she went through growing up in racially divided times being of mixed race. The TV series, "I am the night", is based of this book. However, the show is completely different than the story told here, but that's actually a good thing. I recommend both the TV show and this novel.

48 of 49 people found this review helpful

Better off watching the series

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-18

I feel that the TV series captures the book, better than the book captures the book. I know... weird right?

Classic Stephen King

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-18

One of Kings best stories, brilliantly narrated. Enjoyed every second of it! Highly recommend this one, if you enjoy Stephen King.

Forget everything you know about Dracula

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-18

Personally for me this was a fun story, that was very fast paced, and VERY Hollywood in it's approach. For Bram Stoker purists this might be a turn off, because it's definitely not the poetic literature that the original novel is. It's flat out Hollywood horror movie type stuff, so for me I enjoyed it, but it might not work for a lot of people depending on what type of story you enjoy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful