“Are you asking me for a date, or an appointment?”Christmas 1951, Los Angeles: a city where the police are as corrupt as the criminals. Six prisoners are beaten senseless in their cells by cops crazed on alcohol. For the three L.A.P.D. detectives involved, it will expose the guilty secrets on which they have built their corrupt and violent careers.Book group returns from summer break with a discussion all about L.A. Confidential, written by James Ellroy (1990) and adapted into a film directed by Curtis Hanson (1997). With a star studded cast, including Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce and Kim Bassinger - who won an Academy Award for Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Lynn Bracken - we will discuss the critically acclaimed film alongside the book it was adapted from. Join us on Wednesday 11 September from 6pm at Birdhouse. Everyone welcome! "It'll look like justice. That's what the man got."