by John, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
J. Edgar Hoover, the Ku Klux Klan, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa and dozens of I-talian "businessmen" do battle with "Martin Lucifer Coon," Jack and Bobby Kennedy, and other "Communists" in James Ellroy's latest tomes. Ellroy's tommy-gun prose and morally compromised or deficient characters weave a tapestry of deceit, degeneracy, conspiracy and murder in what is considered the best crime writing of the decade. The sixties never looked so evil. I couldn't put either book down.