Clandestine: Post-War Literary-Historical Fiction At Its Amoral Best
James Ellroy is one of America’s most compelling and disturbing author’s at work today. That he has survived the Social Justice Warriors and Cultural Marxists in the U.S. and the West is nothing short of a miracle. Not only has Ellroy survived, but he has thrived. Clandestine was an early effort, published in 1983, but it is worth reading not only for hardcore fans but anyone interested in gritty crime in an amoral America. This is not the America of Disney or the wished for America of the SJWs (social justice warriors), but the America of the post-war years; in this case, the 1950s, with all of its sexism, racism, xenophobia, and the depravity lurking between the surface of L.A., but only just.
This follows drug addicts, cops, slatterns, alcoholics, gays (queers), lesbians, gimps, muckraking journalists, and the upstanding citizens who enjoy slumming in the barely disguised sneeze of L.A. In the middle of the 20th Century.
If you are tired of the politically correct world of the early 21st Century that has done little more than paper over the divisions of the U.S. and the West then you will enjoy this book. However, if you are one of the wastrels and wasted SJWs and Cultural Marxist littering the gutters of universities about the
country or the anarcho-capitalists hoping to unseat the great good capitalism, corporatism, and the crazies on Wall Street have accidentally done the world then you are going to hate this book…unless reading it as an accidental trope of social-realism that will lead all to a right frame of mind once the facts have been exposed.
However, read or not-read, Clandestine is an excellent early effort by a major literary crime novelist.
Highly recommended for those looking for something different and outside of the moral mainstream of the West today. Enjoy!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.