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eBook The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women epub
  • ISBN: 0307875857
  • Author: James Ellroy
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (September 7, 2010)
  • ePUB size: 1924 kb
  • FB2 size 1635 kb
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Home James Ellroy The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women. Knopf, Borzoi Books, and the colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. Portions of this work previously appeared in slightly different form in Playboy.

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So James Ellroy begins this very list-like and unavoidably boastful memoir of a lifetime of – I was going to say, relationships with women, but I think I'll go with his own word, with all its implied connotations of breathless hounding: pursuit. A lifetime's pursuit of women

So James Ellroy begins this very list-like and unavoidably boastful memoir of a lifetime of – I was going to say, relationships with women, but I think I'll go with his own word, with all its implied connotations of breathless hounding: pursuit. A lifetime's pursuit of women. And what a breathless piece of writing this is. When it comes to pinning down the most startling possible word collision, Ellroy's acrobatic pizzazz is beyond doubt. In fact "pin" is probably too weak a word.

James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who ma.

James Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 7 сент.

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The Hilliker Curse is a predator's confession, a treatise on guilt and the power of malediction, and above all a cri de cœur. Ellroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women is a work of memoir and autobiography by American author James Ellroy published in 2010. Ellroy dedicated the memoir "To Erika Schickel.

The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women is a work of memoir and autobiography by American author James Ellroy published in 2010. The epigraph for The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women is "I will take Fate by the throat. Ludwig van Beethoven. The hardcover publication is printed on deckle edge paper. The unabridged audiobook version is narrated by Ellroy himself.

One of James Ellroys's very best books. No hiding behind the novelization of his own life here. He's just a great writer. This book about his mother's effects on his pursuit of women is something different If you like Ellroy, you can't afford to pass on this book. It's down, dirty and real. I could not get into this book at all. Some parts of the book were interesting but for the most part it could not hold my interest. The "hip" jargon was annoying.

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James Ellroy’s crime novels have been much acclaimed for their dark plots, tough prose and generally bleak view of the world. The violent death of Jean Hilliker has, not surprisingly, reverberated through many of Ellroy’s novels. Now that he’s brought those same qualities to bear on a history of his relationships with women, the result, inevitably, is not for the faint-hearted. Scarlett Johansson and Josh Hartnett star in The Black Dahlia, adapted from a novel by James Elllroy. He also confronted it head-on in his 1996 memoir My Dark Places where he discussed the case in obsessive detail, hired a detective in a vain attempt to solve it at last, and speculated about the effect it’s had on him.

The legendary crime writer gives us a raw, brutally candid memoir—as high intensity and as riveting as any of his novels—about his obsessive search for “atonement in women.”The year was 1958. Jean Hilliker had divorced her fast-buck hustler husband and resurrected her maiden name. Her son, James, was ten years old. He hated and lusted after his mother and “summoned her dead.” She was murdered three months later.The Hilliker Curse is a predator’s confession, a treatise on guilt and on the power of malediction, and above all, a cri de cœur.JamesEllroy unsparingly describes his shattered childhood, his delinquent teens, his writing life, his love affairs and marriages, his nervous breakdown, and the beginning of a relationship with an extraordinary woman who may just be the long-sought Her. A layered narrative of time and place, emotion and insight, sexuality and spiritual quest, The Hilliker Curse is a brilliant, soul-baring revelation of self. It is unlike any memoir you have ever read.From the Hardcover edition.
Comments: (7)
Gagas
After reading the most recent Amazon review of this book (April 8, 2012), I felt compelled to weigh in and give a more balanced view of the book and the writer.

As a writer, Ellroy has always been a hard-charging and take-no-prisoners kind of story teller. He writes crime fictiona and mystery novels which expore the underside of humanity, not just the USA (as he pointedly did with AMERICAN TABLOID, THE COLD SIX THOUSAND and BLOOD'S A ROVER). Those novels often treat minorites harshly -- the way conservative males (which is the type of man often drawn to law enforcement and politics) often do. They also often try to position women as sexual cannon fodder. But Ellroy's own history (and, indeed, the mindset of his many protagonists) won't completely allow that. For Ellroy, the image of his long-dead mother (murdered when he was still young) and the undying urge to please her have been a haunting refrain.

Ellroy uses that referain -- So women will love me -- throughout this memory, a litany that is at once sad, unnerving and deadly honest. Ellroy admiting he'd wished his mother would die seems to have unnerved that reviewer before me to the point that he took it personaly (as no other human on the planet had ever done that where a loved one, or a friend, or even a stranger, was concerned). By beginning with that confession, the reader is alerted that this will be a warts and all -- pants dropped in the middle of the town square -- kind of memoir. And Ellroy DOES confess to it all: the petty crimes, the drug use, the marriages entered into for all the wrong reasons.

But it's a short memoir, and if the reader hangs on until the last few chapters, they will notice not only a change in tone, but a change in attitude where Ellroy is concerned. The last woman he meets, in 2008/2009 (the one who most embodies all of the elements of his spiritual hauntress), literally forces Ellroy to become a better man. And that actually shines through on the page, in Ellroy's prose. It's a rare literary feat. And one of the few memoirs worth reading.
Manris
One of James Ellroys's very best books. No hiding behind the novelization of his own life here. It's down, dirty and real.
Gigafish
It's hard to miss with James Ellroy. He's just a great writer. This book about his mother's effects on his pursuit of women is something different If you like Ellroy, you can't afford to pass on this book.
Dishadel
I could not get into this book at all. Some parts of the book were interesting but for the most part it could not hold my interest. The "hip" jargon was annoying. I am familiar with the murder of the author's mother which is the reason I purchased this book. But... I am very disappointed. I didn't finish reading it because, well, it's just plain boring.
Darksinger
Another good book by James (Black Dahlia) Ellroy. Not as good as L.A. CONF. but an excellent book non de less. TOM
Bolv
If you're a fan of Ellroy's, this book's a must-read. Learn what he's been up to with the ladies in his life, since "My Dark Places." You'll come away loving him more than ever -- and equally glad you've never been married to him!
ndup
It was for my son for Christmas and it did come brand new before Christmas.
I am a huge fan of James Ellroy's fiction, and of his first memoir, MY DARK PLACES, but this memoir was embarrassingly bad.
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