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10 thoughts on “Clandestine

  1. says:

    'Wonder' meant the same thing to both of us the job the streets the people and the mutable ethos of we who had to deal daily with drunks hopheads gunsels wienie waggers hookers reffer smokers burglars and the unamed lonely

  2. says:

    A cracking piece of crime fiction and an early and personal novel from Ellroy after the slaying of his own mother Here in 50's Los Angles ambitious rookie cop Fred Underhill who is also too cocky and smug for his own good tackles a murder case involving a strangled female to try and get a name for himself so he is catap

  3. says:

    Pretty good early Ellroy Though I had problems with the middle third the pacing just goes totally dead as he goes into a longwinded heavily expository backstory I'd still call this essential to anyone like me who loved the LA uartet as it introduces key characters like Dudley Smith and locales like the Victory Motel that figure so prominent

  4. says:

    When I went to a James Ellroy reading I went through my collection to find a good one I wanted him to autograph I picked Clandestine It's that good When he signed it he wroteTo Andy Doom DwellsJames Ellroy

  5. says:

    Even when reading one of James Ellroy's earliest and most conventional novels it's easy to understand both why he divides fans of crime fiction so much and why he's one of the writers in the genre who have earned the most respect from academic literary circles Clandestine is far from perfect but mostly succeeds in going

  6. says:

    I haven't looked into where this sits in Ellroy's oeuvre but it's a bit of a mess Plus side a few of the character

  7. says:

    review of James Ellroy's Clandestine by tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE JUNE 6 2017 Read the full review here It's been a while since I read an Ellroy bk I'd forgotten what a good writer he is Take this 2nd paragraph of the Prologue as an

  8. says:

    My first Ellroy book and it won't be my last but I wasn't very intrigued by this one SPOILERS BELOWThe main character is something of a cipher and mishmash at first an ambitious good guy but later like a younger Dudley Smith himself without much transitional explanation Too many characters are too similar both in name and traits The nine year old child who nearly looked like a man and acted like a perverted teenage delinuent what

  9. says:

    I love LA Confidential the film so much that I wanted to read a book that evoked the same milieu the same literary terroir while avoiding a retread of the same plot that would inevitably come with reading LA Confidential the novel

  10. says:

    An uneven but still compelling early entry from Ellroy's bibliography As with his debut novel this flashes his unmatched ability to create characters that captivate and disturb even when you somehow find yourself liking them The only issue with these early novels is it feels like he lets plot get in the way of

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Clandestine

It propels him into a dangerous alliance with certain mad and unstable elements of the law enforcement hierarchy When the case implodes with disastrous conseuences it is Fred Underhill who takes the fall His life is in ruins his promising future suddenly a dream of the past And his good and pure love for a crusading woman l. Even when reading one of James Ellroy s earliest and most conventional novels it s easy to understand both why he divides fans of crime fiction so much and why he s one of the writers in the genre who have earned the most respect from academic literary circles Clandestine is far from perfect but mostly succeeds in going even further than Hammett and Chandler in elevating the detective novel to serious literatureFrom the first page you can notice that Ellroy s sensibility is closer to the common stereotype of literary fiction than 95% of authors in his genre There s a clear inspiration from the concise hard boiled prose of the aforementioned classics but his style is so much abstract and fragmented it sometimes gives off a Thomas Pynchon lite feel It wouldn t surprise me if Ellroy in turn inspired Pynchon s own retro detective novel Inherent ViceThe storyline Ty jesteś moje imię elements of the law The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy enforcement hierarchy When the case implodes with disastrous conseuences it is Fred Underhill who takes the fall His life is in ruins his promising future suddenly a dream of the past And his good and pure love for a crusading woman l. Even when reading one of James Ellroy s Complete Amber Sourcebook earliest and most conventional novels it s Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet easy to understand both why he divides fans of crime fiction so much and why he s one of the writers in the genre who have Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, earned the most respect from academic literary circles Clandestine is far from perfect but mostly succeeds in going Detective Wanda Wolfe even further than Hammett and Chandler in Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości elevating the detective novel to serious literatureFrom the first page you can notice that Ellroy s sensibility is closer to the common stereotype of literary fiction than 95% of authors in his genre There s a clear inspiration from the concise hard boiled prose of the aforementioned classics but his style is so much abstract and fragmented it sometimes gives off a Thomas Pynchon lite feel It wouldn t surprise me if Ellroy in turn inspired Pynchon s own retro detective novel Inherent ViceThe storyline

Summary Clandestine

Fred Underhill is a young cop on the rise in Los Angeles in the early 1950's a town blinded to its own grime by Hollywood glitter; a society nourished by newspaper lies that wants its heroes all American and sueaky clean A chance to lead on a possible serial killing is all it takes to fuel Underhill's reckless ambition and. A cracking piece of crime fiction and an early and personal novel from Ellroy after the slaying of his own mother Here in 50 s Los Angles ambitious rookie cop Fred Underhill who is also too cocky and smug for his own good tackles a murder case involving a strangled female to try and get a name for himself so he is catapulted up through the ranks the woman in uestion was a lonely dame he had recently picked up in bar and spent the night with Eventually this would lead him to team up with the fearsome and psychotic Lieutenant Dudley Smith his first outing for Ellroy but things don t go to plan and in the end he is forced to stand down A few years later another killing similar to the one before and this lingers in his mind and stays there once a cop always a cop and it s not long before he starts up another investigation on his own which will send him on a journ

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Awyer has been corrupted and may not survive But even without the authority of a badge Fred Underhill knows that his only hope for redemption lies in following the investigation to its grim conclusion And the Hell to which he has been consigned for his sins is the perfect place to hunt for a killer who hungers but has no so. review of James Ellroy s Clandestine by tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE JUNE 6 2017 Read the full review here It s been a while since I read an Ellroy bk I d forgotten what a good writer he is Take this 2nd paragraph of the Prologue as an example Nostalgia victimizes the unknowing by instilling in them a desire for simplicity and innocence they can never achieve The fifties weren t a innocent time The dark salients that govern life today were there then only they were harder to find That was why I was a cop and why I chased women Golf was no than an island of purity something I did exceedingly well I could drive a golf ball three hundred yards Golf was breathtaking cleanliness and simplicity p 1 Some people chase ambulances some people chase women women move slower I breathed it all in and gave what I hoped would pass for an ironic grin So you don t like cops I s

  • Paperback
  • 328
  • Clandestine
  • James Ellroy
  • English
  • 01 March 2017
  • 9780380805297

About the Author: James Ellroy

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948 His LA uartet novels— The Black Dahlia The Big Nowhere LA Confidential and White Jazz—were international best sellers His novel American Tabloid was Time magazine’s Best Book fiction of 1995; his memoir My Dark Places was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996 His novel The Cold Six Thousand was a New York