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December 27, 2009

James Ellroy, author of L. A. Confidential (Mysterious Press, 1990), the novel on which the film is based, is a quintessential Knight author. His major themes include the difficulties of doing good without doing evil along the way, and vice versa. Called “The Demon Dog of American Literature,” Ellroy has redefined hardboiled noir writing in recent years. His novels are not for the faint of heart, but impossible to put down.

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