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Descartes and His Contemporaries eOf the trio of bank robbers reaches anything like the depth of Ed Exley or Dave Klein or fill in your favorite Ellroy character here frankly Lloyd Hopkins doesn tither While no longer the tortured geniusembarrassing authorial stand of Blood on the Moon Hopkins still isn t uite a fully developed character Only near the High Tide at Midnight end when he sees in other policemen the arrogance and violence he s perpetuated does he start to seem like the type of character would come toxcel in the haunted thugOn the plus side the amphetamine popping is back after a noticeable the plus side the amphetamine popping is back after a noticeable in Because The Night men scream almost as much as they did in Blood On The Moon and very single car fishtails On the negative side On The Moon and very single car fishtails On the negative side things #THE DEPICTION OF WOMEN IS TERRIBLE IN THIS BOOK #depiction of women is terrible in this book by James Ellroy standards I d have to re read it to be sure but apart from a woman bank teller who maybe says one sentence before having her head blown off Deceptive Beauties every single woman in this book is motivated by both sex and money The racism isn t nearly as bad as it usually is but the homophobia is worse Obviously reading Ellroy is by definition the opposite of a politically correctxperience but again staging the racist and xenophobic misandry against the scrim of the distant past does wonder for mitigating the bad aftertasteI tell myself I ll write up reviews for all the books I ve read this year and hey maybe I Dangerous Work even will but if you re a fan of Ellroy s later work and is curious to see how it developed and how badly it worked until it worked brilliantly I recommend all three of the Lloyd Hopkins books Suicide Hill is a crappy name for a book and the third book in James Ellroy s Lloyd Hopkins series of books The title of the books i just shitty I don t know what I would name the book but the title is blah Sorry demon dog I don t know anything about James Ellroy s motivation at the time of this book being written The cover of the mass market I read says a Lloyd Hopkins Novel as if that were being used as a selling point I get the feeling that Lloyd Hopkins was an attempt to create a reusable protagonist a Philip Marlowe for the cocaineighties I don t know if Ellroy consciously Flavor and Soul ended the Lloyd Hopkins series of books with this one or if thankfully he just moved on to the start of his LA uartet D Pow com. Gate a series of bloody bank robberies As the violencescalates and the case becomes ver vicious Hopkins will be forced to cross the line once again to stop a maniac on a murder binge. ,
This third book of the trilogy was njoyable as I coud see Elroy s writing and plot improve so much over the first two books Having read all his works xcept these three and being a big fan I was able to follow His Development As A Writer Having Grown development as a writer Having grown
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As He Did I Loved All The Local References Inhe did I loved all the local references in his writing I could visualize very location Still waiting for something new from him Another fast tough crime novel from JAmes Ellroy Unlike his famous books this one is set in the present day But the updating of the scenery doesn t get in the way of his muscular prose James Ellroy kicks mighty big butt Another mistake from library visit gave it a try anyway This here is the clear bridge from Ellroy s arlier spottier works to the first LA uartet and what was to come and in many ways I like it than The Black Dahlia This one xcels in the Lloyd Hopkins series for focusing on the criminals instead of the spent title character and that the crimes and criminals don t have that uasi super villain credibility stretching uality that the first two Hopkins volumes had In Suicide Hill 1986 James Ellroy is still feeling his way toward the staccato connect the dots style that marks his later better known period noir works such as LA Confidential and American Tabloid Billed as A Sgt Lloyd Hopkins Novel of Suspense it s the finale in a trilogy starring a brilliant but morally casual police investigator with decided Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life emotional sexual and violence issues I mean crooks and other cops all call him Crazy Lloyd Hopkins Yeah In this one he tries to solve a couple of bank robberies While trying to save his job And fix his broken marriage The usual stuff It s better than the previous Hopkins novel the tedious Because the Night and accessible than Ellroy s later stuff but still florid and overwrought and the patter cops are pigs and fuzz and women are bimbos often seems trite than snappy For hardcore Ellroy fans only In SUICIDE HILL James Ellroy puts themphasis on a wayward bank robber and his delusional dream of converting a junkie into a rock star prone to tricking to feed her habit rather than the tainted series protagonist Lloyd Hopkins which gives the last installment in the Lloyd Hopkins trilogy a distinctly uni. Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins is the most brilliant homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department and one of its most troubled In his obsessive mission to protect the innoc. Ue feel to its predecessors Hopkins is once again a man on a mission to deliver justice by any means His sense of right and wrong while slightly warped add an air of unpredictability to the book right and wrong while slightly warped add an air of unpredictability to the book is a stable in this highly readable noir trilogy The story is sorrid bloody and complex in both a police procedural and psychological sense What Escape else would youxpect from James Ellroy The best book in the LA Noir series and an obvious bridge to some of his best books I suppose this achieves Ellroy s intent
So 5 Stars Tho I5 stars Tho I afraid I can t articulate what that intent is If I understood people in general better One honest way to The Empty Chair end that sentence is then I wouldn t suspect I m on the Asperger s spectrumAmong other pieces I did admire the Confession scene Having given the penance he did in the form he gave it that priest would surely figure as I always do that the Holy Spirit has a gloriously weird sense of humorSinceverybody says the LA uartet is better most ven better than these first three I ve put a hold on The Black Dahlia for next month The wrap up to Ellroy s Lloyd Hopkins trilogy winds up with Ellroy figuring out the next to last of the tools he needs structuring his book around multiple protagonists and how their desires weave together to form a larger tapestry of crime and redemptionI ve got a few of Ellroy s arly books to read but from what I can tell the last and arguably greatest decision Ellroy makes to schew contemporaneousness and set all of his books forty years behind the times is a decision made outside of his novels But Suicide Hill only underscores the sense of the decision Suicide Hill s handling of punk rock and music videos is hilariously out of touch with reality the work of someone falling violently out of touch with pop culture Although say the crazed Mexican nightclubwhorehouse of The Black Dahlia is undoubtedly ually absurd and barely grounded in reality the remove of history allows Ellroy to keep his cartoonishness without losing the Award-Winning Books for Children and Young Adults, 1990-1991 edge he wants Realizing he was a man out of time and capitalizing it was one of the shrewdest moves Ellroy arguably the shrewdest writer in American crime fictionver madeThe other shrewd move Making his antagonists as tortured and desperate for redemption as his hero Although none. Ent there is no line he won’t cross Estranged from his wife and daughters and on the verge of being drummed out of the department for his transgressions Hopkins is assigned to investi.