James Ellroy thinks he’s a moralist – do you agree?

American Tabloid is populated almost entirely with baddies of one sort or another, and ethical judgments are left up to the reader

Warning: this article contains spoilers for American Tabloid

Let’s take a look at the character arcs of some of the leading players in American Tabloid:

Ward J Littell: Initially idealistic and prepared to risk life and limb to fight organised crime and help the Kennedy family, Ward becomes disillusioned, alcoholic and physically humiliated to emerge twisted, cynical and eagerly working for the mafia.

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James Ellroy thinks he’s a moralist – do you agree?