Browns requiem was the first novel by noted crime author james ellroy and his third to be adapted to film following la confidential in 1997 and blood on the moon filmed under the title cop in 1987. 50 out of 5 stars browns requiem september 17 2000 this book differs from ellroys later work in that it pays lip service to the conventions of the private eye story. Browns requiem is a pretty typical first novel its jam packed with extraneous details that seem drawn from the authors life but that have little to do with the central plot eg classical music golf caddying an alcoholic friend of the protagonist who lives with his mother binge drinking eating roasted dog with hippies down in mexico . Ellroy wrote browns requiem his first novel while he was still supporting himself as a golf caddy and breaking himself of a decade long addiction to drugs and alcohol rating r adult
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