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  • ISBN 0385333285
  • ISBN13 978-0385333283
  • Language English
  • Author James Ellroy
  • Publisher Delta; Reprint edition (November 10, 1998)
  • Pages 304
  • Formats azw lit doc lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Size ePub 1778 kb
  • Size Fb2 1184 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 190

Set in Los Angeles from 1947 to 1959, Hollywood Nocturnes gives us an afterword and six stories set in the same crime-ridden, sex-crazed period of history of James Ellroy's L.A. Quartet novels (which include L.A. Confidential and The Big Nowhere).Dig this: the swinging sax man's doing repos and plotting a kidnapping-of himself; a tommy gun is ripping apart windows, curtains, and bodies in High Darktown; a carhop at Scrivner's is keeping two extremely sweet sugar daddies, Howard Hughes and mobster Mickey Cohen, happy-until the scene turns murderous.This is the hip-hop hard-edged world of L.A. 1950s style: cars with fins, Commies in closets, starmakers with come-ons, ex-cons with guns, and cops with mean streaks as wide as Sunset Strip.James Ellroy's bizarre, stark tales dazzle us with their unexpected humor, raw brutality, and slightly lighter-than-usual noir realism. Hollywood Nocturnes is quintessential Ellroy: bluesy, black, and very, very hot.

Hollywood Nocturnes book. Set in Los Angeles from 1947 to 1959, Hollywood Nocturnes gives us an afterword and six stories set in the same crime-ridden, sex-crazed period of history of James Ellroy's . Quartet novels (which include . Confidential and The Big Nowhere).

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Hollywood Nocturnes, a novella and five short stories, shows us the seedy side of glamorous Hollywood, laid out like a corpse in the morgue. Your Independent Bookstore Barnes & Noble.

Самая большая электронная читалка рунета. Поиск книг и журналов. Ellroy, James - Hollywood Nocturnes (Ellroy James). This eBook file is for personal use only and cannot be sold. James Ellroy was born in 1948 in Los Angeles, the city that has served as the inspiration for his acclaimed noir novels. His novels The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, .

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Dig it. A famous musician-cum-draft dodger is plotting the perfect celebrity snatch–his own. An ex-con raging on revenge in High Darktown becomes a cop's worst nightmare. While chasing kidnappers.

Hollywood Nocturnes is a 1994 collection of short stories by James Ellroy. Like many of Ellroy's novels, the majority of the stories are set in 1940s and 1950s. The collection was inspired by Ellroy's having seen the film Daddy-O and finding cosmic significance in the image of Dick Contino, whom Ellroy tracked down to interview for the book.

The accordion man in a grade Z movie: clinching with the blonde from the Mark C. Bloome tire ads. . Half-buried memories speak to me.

my hometown, in the '50s. Most are just brief synaptic blips, soon mentally discarded. A few transmogrify into fiction: I sense their dramatic potential and exploit it in my novels, memory to moonshine in a hot second. Memory: that place where personal recollections collide with history

Hollywood Nocturnes - James Ellroy. James Ellroy, age seventeen, fledgling dramatist: pulling off a frantic stuttering act designed to spotlight his unsuitability for military service. It was a bravura performance

Hollywood Nocturnes - James Ellroy. It was a bravura performance. It got me a quick discharge and a return trip to . and my passions: booze, dope, reading crime novels and breaking into houses to sniff women’s undergarments.

Hollywood Nocturnes: The novella Dick Contino's Blues, Ellroy's entire short-story oeuvre, and a few surprises. Dig it, kats and kittens, chix and charlies: This is prime-time Ellroy. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved. James Ellroy, described by the Los Angeles Times: "Developing into one of the great American writers. Quartet novels - The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, . Confidential, White Jazz - an epic pop history of a toxic metropolis. Hollywood Nocturnes: An alternative Ellroy universe, etched less in blood and more in elegiac neon.

Daddy-O and Dick Contino are both real, their stories dredged out of the past by James Ellroy, a master of historical crime fiction. On the bookshelvesAll.

In Dick Contino’s Blues, a novella inspired by the real-life entertainer, a serial killer on the loose in West Hollywood gets tangled up with a fake kidnapping; the collection also includes five stories of corrupt cops, goons with guns, and mobsters, all set in the fading glory of 1950s Los Angeles Nobody plays accordion like Dick Contino. Daddy-O and Dick Contino are both real, their stories dredged out of the past by James Ellroy, a master of historical crime fiction.

Dig it. A famous musician-cum-draft dodger is plotting the perfect celebrity snatch-his own.

Talk about Hollywood Nocturnes

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L.A. Noire brought me here.
Thought it was going to read like a suspenseful mystery; indeed it did not. The language was extremely profanity laced that detracted from the point of the story. IF you are truly a mystery lover this is NOT your book.
Well, let's be honest, no one else does this writing thing, like James Ellroy. It's been a few years since I last read his work, and I gotta admit, I was a little out of practice at reading, this fast. I really dig the way Mr. Ellroy steps on the gas and kinda, drags a reader thru his story to the end. These stories are just, Fun. If you've never read James Ellroy? Grab this, or better still, grab American Tabloid as your intro and enjoy. This however isn't a bad choice for an afternoon at the beach
Hollywood Nocturnes is a set of standard-issue, James Ellroy short stories. It has all of the usual Ellroy hallmarks: long-ago Los Angeles-area settings, characters who are a mixture of good and bad (but mostly bad), and considerable suspense. Hollywood Nocturnes will not disappoint fans of hardboiled mysteries.

Not surprisingly, the stories vary a bit in quality:

The first two (covering about 150 pages) are a fictionalized account of the real accordionist Dick Contino's life in Hollywood during the 1950s. I didn't think these two were that great; Contino doesn't seem to be that interesting to me & I found the story completely unbelievable.

The third story, "High Darktown," is about the plan for a train robbery at the end of World War II. It was readable, but not Ellroy's best.

"Dial Axminster 6-400" is about two cops who are assigned to transport a prisoner - and find themselves in a web of lies. This probably was my favorite story in the book; it's vintage Ellroy: an intricate plot, heartless characters, and enough action to keep you glued to the page.

"Since I Don't Have You" is about a man hired at the same time by Howard Hughes and gangster Mickey Cohen to find the same woman. It's entertaining, but completely unbelievable.

"Gravy Train" is about a man assigned to "baby-sit" a dog in a Beverly Hills mansion. It's the only story set in the recent past and Ellroy's weakest effort of the book.

"Torch Number" is about a lowlife who wants to find a singer he had an affair with, while he helps intern Japanese-Americans in World War II. I thought that this one worked well.

Ellroy is not for everyone. He is very politically incorrect and his characters can be ruthless and stupid. Don't expect to find too many "feel-good" stories in this volume. At best, you will walk away with a feeling that the world isn't a complete disaster.

In short, I recommend Hollywood Nocturnes to hardboiled mystery fans; if that's you, you won't be let down.
James Ellory sacred the beejeezes out of me the first time I heard him read in public. He speaks like he writes--in the machine-gun, rat-a-tat, minimalistic style that permeates his characters' voices. I think something invaded his body when he was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He captures that underworld as if he had truly lived it. Or maybe it is the June 1958 cold-case murder of his mother that fuels his energy. Whatever it is, it has catapulted Ellroy into one of the best crime noir writers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

There are rumors that he will finally have a new book later in 2007. It's been too long since the reading public has been titillated to a new work (Destination: Morgue! in 2004). Maybe in anticipation or as a reminder that Ellroy is still lurking out there, Vintage Books has released Hollywood Nocturnes, which was originally published in hardcover in 1994.

I don't think Ellroy does well with a short form. He needs a novel format to capture his characters and plots with his signature style. Although all six stories have night/darkness as a theme, that's not enough to carry the collection. I wonder how well this sold when it was originally published? Probably pretty well, since it's being re-printed.

There's something missing in these six stories that I can't quite put my finger on. They start to build but then about the time I was ready to settle in for a great read, the stories end. My personal favorite, and the best in the collection is "Dial Axminister 6-400."

Although the collection is disappointing from my point of view, it's still James Ellroy writing--and for writers, it's worth the struggle to watch a master practice his craft.

Armchair Interviews says: Interesting short stories written by a great mystery writer.