Because the Night

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Because the Night by James Ellroy
Paperback $14.00

Oct 18, 2005 | 288 Pages

  • Paperback $14.00

    Oct 18, 2005 | 288 Pages


“One of the great American writers or our time.” — Los Angeles Times

“A blood poet who writes as chain saws crank, Ellroy has vigorously redefined the well-shadowed turf of contemporary crime fiction.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"An undeniably artful frenzy of violence, guilt, and unappeased self-loathing. Ellroy’s crime fiction represents a high mark in the genre." –Newsday

“Ellroy rips into American culture like a chainsaw in an abbatoir.” –Time

"He’s forged a style uniquely his own. Energetic and abrasive, it comes at us like a speed freak. . . . The power and pull of Ellroy’s writing is unmistakable." –Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Ellroy is the author of some of the most powerful crime novels ever written." –The New York Times

“Garrotte-tight prose. . . . [Ellroy is] a force of nature, stringing together words into barbed-wire lariats which he then uses to choke the bejesus out of you. . . . His novels are all muscle, zero fat.” –Austin Chronicle

"Memorable, stunning, incisive. . . . It is possible, I think, to make the argument that in the past couple of decades, Mr. Ellroy has been the most influential writer in America." –Otto Penzler, The New York Sun

“Nobody in this generation matches the breadth and depth of James Ellroy’s way with noir.” –Detroit News

"Ellroy sprays declarative sentences like machine-gun bullets, blasting to kingdom come all notions of justice, heroism, and simple decency." –Entertainment Weekly

"[Ellroy] can make the night world of sleaze and street monsters come alive on the page." –St. Louis Globe-Democrat

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