George V. Reilly

Review: Destination: Morgue!

Destination: Morgue!
Title: Des­ti­na­tion: Morgue!
Author: James Ellroy
Rating: ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Vintage
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 400
Keywords: true crime, au­to­bi­og­ra­phy
Reading period: November 28–De­cem­ber 20, 2015

A collection of James Ellroy’s articles on crime and his own past.

I’ve enjoyed Ellroy in the past but I found this unreadable. I tried it twice but abandoned it halfway through. Ellroy’s writing is self-indulgent, irritating, grandiose, and full of tiresome stylistic tics.

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