American Tabloid

Forside
Random House, 30. nov. 2011 - 592 sider

The first novel in Ellroy's extraordinary Underworld USA Trilogy as featured on BBC Radio 4's A Good Read.

1958. America is about to emerge into a bright new age – an age that will last until the 1000 days of John F Kennedy's presidency.

Three men move beneath the glossy surface of power, men allied to the makers and shakers of the era. Pete Bondurant – Howard Hughes's right-hand man, Jimmy Hoffa's hitman. Kemper Boyd – employed by J Edgar Hoover to infiltrate the Kennedy clan. Ward Littell – a man seeking redemption in Bobby Kennedy's drive against organised crime.

The festering discount of the age that burns brightly in these men's hearts will go into supernova as the Bay of Pigs ends in calamity, the Mob clamours for payback and the 1000 days ends in brutal quietus in 1963.

Hva folk mener - Skriv en omtale

Brukervurderinger

5 stjerner
9
4 stjerner
4
3 stjerner
4
2 stjerner
0
Én stjerne
0

LibraryThing Review

Brukerevaluering  - jonfaith - www.librarything.com

(this was a diversion, something to transport) Much of the GR community shares a united front on American Tabloid, comparing it to meth or serial lines of blow, Ellroy is credited with thousands of ... Les hele vurderingen

LibraryThing Review

Brukerevaluering  - bribre01 - LibraryThing

I loved this book. It gets 4 out of 5 (it's really probably more if a 4.5) mainly because there is just so much going on and at times made my brain hurt. I love the pace, the way the fictional ... Les hele vurderingen

Andre utgaver - Vis alle

Om forfatteren (2011)

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. He is the author of the acclaimed LA Quartet, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential and White Jazz, as well as the first two parts of his Underworld USA trilogy, American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand which were both Sunday Times bestsellers.

Bibliografisk informasjon