I loved the tale of this unsolved mystery. James Ellroy does an amazing job of bring to life 1940’s Los Angeles, making no pretense of the gritty underbelly along with the seedy police and political situations. I enjoyed this book, and got to a point where I couldn’t it down until I knew who had killed the Black Dahlia.
Having never read this far into the Dune sequence before, I was hooked and intrigued and desperate to know where this story line was leading.
Philosophically challenging, beautifully written, and deeply meaningful, the world of Dune echoes through the decades.
I was strangely disappointed with the ending though, and determine that reading further along into the following books that continue the story, may correct my sense of ‘what just happened here?’ that came with the final denouement to this book.