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Soon enough, Dave stirs up so much shit in Los Angeles' underworld that he becomes the most wanted man by both cops and criminal. And by that, I mean wanted dead.

James Ellroy, ‘White Jazz’ – What are you reading for…?

A Quartet novels and James Ellroy's book in general are such a pleasure to read, because they try to answer a very james ellroy white jazz question: When the set of rules goes out the window, you only have you inner self to guide you. That's why Dave Klein, despite being an amoral goon, is a very seductive character.

He takes the right decisions to save himself, like working with Edmund Exley, who he respect but he's clearly not in love with. By taking a moral stance and teaming up with james ellroy white jazz man, who at least symbolizes law, he's taking a stance towards order, against the world that made him who he is.

So when Kidd revisited the book for its current edition, he made it more tactile and also more disorienting, wielding a ransom note aesthetic to prepare readers for the collage approach of the book and its stream of consciousness delivery: Years down-the story stays dispersed.

The names are dead or too guilty to tell. I'm old, afraid I'll forget: I killed innocent men.

I betrayed sacred oaths. I reaped profit from horror.

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I want to go with the music-spin, fall with it. He has a sister named Meg, with whom he shares an incestuous attraction, and performs contract killings for the mob to cover the costs for law school.

James Ellroy, ‘White Jazz’ (1992)

Klein has committed several murders, including the unsolved killings of Tony Brancato and Tony Trombinowho were killed in revenge james ellroy white jazz hurting Meg. He seeks to get out of mob work and begs the dying Jack Dragna to let him go. When he refuses, Klein suffocates him.

After setting up a raid on a bookmaking operation, Klein and his partner, George "Junior" Stemmons, are ordered to protect a witness in a probe into organized crime in boxing.

Dog fuckers, dog suckers, dog beaters, dog worshipers, a geek who chopped his wife while dressed up as James ellroy white jazz.

Panty sniffers, sink shitters, masturbators—lingerie jackoffs only. Faggot burglars, transvestite break-ins, james ellroy white jazz Hayworth"—Gilda gown, dyed bush hair, caught blowing a chloroformed toddler.

The right age—but a jocker cut his dick off, he killed himself, a full-drag San Quentin burial.


No watchdog choppers, the geeks read passive, caught holding their puds with a whimper.