Re: Similar book (ie. modern book with description of the fifties in America)
You might enjoy American Tabloid...James Something...Ellroy? Elrod? Story covers a number of years before and up the fateful day in Dallas. He has this...tabloid-style in this story...and he looks at the world through the eyes of three...guess you'd call it law enforcement. There's a few kicks in the pants, the ole willing suspension, but I enjoy ERB, too, so willing suspension has never been a problem for me. You found the drain to the lake and you're going to pull it? Please don't. All the little fishies would be down on that. There's this other...hoot...called USA Confidential, that I wouldn't really recommend, although the style of writing in this one is that, a hoot. The editors/writers speak/write unabashedly about life as they see it, real or imagined problems, in a way that is no longer correct to do so. But this is from the...50s I think...and it is an eye-opener. No way no sir do we get away with this today, as in USA Confidential. Ken Someone...Grimwood? Grimplay? has this story called Replay...that is a take on 1963 via the wayback machine...as I recall. Read some Charles Willeford recently...his Something About a Soldier...well no, I guess that is earlier than the 50s...39 and counting. I guess he wasn't hitting his stride until the 60s, although some of his early stories are set early 60s...he tells a good tale and it worth a read.