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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. 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 early books to read but from what I can tell the last and arguably greatest decision Ellroy makes to eschew 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 eually absurd and barely grounded in reality the remove of history allows Ellroy to keep his cartoonishness without losing the 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 fiction ever madeThe other shrewd move Making his antagonists as tortured and desperate for redemption as his hero Although none of 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 t either 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 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 to excel in the haunted thugOn the plus side the amphetamine popping is back after a noticeable absence in Because The Night men scream almost as much as they did in Blood On The Moon and every single car fishtails On the negative side of things the depiction of women is terrible in this book even 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 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 correct experience 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 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 The Alien Jigsaw redemptionI ve got a few of Ellroy s early books to Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning read but from what I can tell the last and arguably greatest decision Ellroy makes to eschew 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 The Illusion of Gods Presence rock and music videos is hilariously out of touch with Folk Tales From The Soviet Union 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 eually absurd and barely grounded in Not The Hot Chick reality the Pegged and Plugged at the Club remove of history allows Ellroy to keep his cartoonishness without losing the 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 fiction ever madeThe other shrewd move Making his antagonists as tortured and desperate for Tunnel Through Time redemption as his hero Although none of the trio of bank 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before having her head blown off every single woman in this book is motivated by both sex and money The Leah Starrs Revenge racism isn t nearly as bad as it usually is but the homophobia is worse Obviously Pieces 8 (Pieces, reading Ellroy is by definition the opposite of a politically correct experience but again staging the Time Flies and Other Short Plays racist and xenophobic misandry against the scrim of the distant past does wonder for mitigating the bad aftertasteI tell myself I ll write up Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) read this year and hey maybe I even will but if you Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra 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 Chinas Son recommend all three of the Lloyd Hopkins books

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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. Another mistake from library visit gave it a try anyway

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Gate a series of bloody bank robberies As the violence escalates and the case becomes ever 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 enjoyable as I coud see Elroy s writing and plot improve so much over the first two books Having read all his works except these three and being a big fan I was able to follow his development as a writer Having grown up in Southern California in about the same time as he did I loved all the local references in all his writing I could visualize every location Still waiting for something new from him


10 thoughts on “Suicide Hill

  1. says:

    The best book in the LA Noir series and an obvious bridge to some of his best books

  2. says:

    Suicide Hill is a crappy name for a book and the third book in James Ellroy's Lloyd Hopkins series of books The

  3. says:

    Another mistake from library visit gave it a try anyway

  4. says:

    In SUICIDE HILL James Ellroy puts the emphasis 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 wh

  5. says:

    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 ar

  6. says:

    Another fast tough crime novel from JAmes Ellroy Unlike his famous books this one is set in the present day But the updatin

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    I suppose this achieves Ellroy's intent so 5 stars Tho I'm afraid I can't articulate what that intent is If I understood people in general better One honest way to end that sentence is then I wouldn't suspect I'm on the Asperger's spectrumAm

  9. says:

    This third book of the trilogy was enjoyable as I coud see Elroy's writing and plot improve so much over the first two books Having read all his works except these three and being a big fan I was able to follow his development as a

  10. says:

    This here is the clear bridge from Ellroy's earlier 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 excels 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 cr

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