The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women

My first experience with Ellroy happened to be his horn-dog memoir. I like his writing style, his search for “a fellow autodidact oblivious to trend.” To summarize, his life is profoundly shaped by the murder of his mother when he is a teenager, then quickly followed by the death of his father, and lack of real family. He then spends the rest of his life searching for THE ONE, scanning every woman’s face, fantasizing, grasping and holding and squeezing then discarding.
Overall, it’s an ok read. Nothing extraordinary.