Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Cops' Perspective

Joseph Wambaugh has gone back to his award-winning roots with HOLLYWOOD STATION, showing us what it's like to be a Los Angeles cop.

Like his earlist works, NEW CENTURIONS, THE BLUE KNIGHT, and THE CHOIRBOYS, Wambaugh makes us laugh, cry, and fear for our lives as we become part of a police squad working through a daily routine of absurdity, gore, and mirth.

The Hollywood street people are both fascinating and repugnant, the cops who deal with them human and professional. One minute, HOLLYWOOD STATION is laugh-out-loud, the next high tension.

I loved it. I think you will, too. Available now in paperback.

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