Poll: What's your favorite book about Los Angeles?
It's the top 12, the final dozen, your 12 favorite books about Los Angeles! Which will emerge as the favorite among them all? Vote now, below: Choose among Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, Bret Easton Ellis and Joan Didion, John Fante and Nathanael West, Mike Davis and Thomas Pynchon.
A week ago, we asked you to tell us your favorite books about Los Angeles; the answers came pouring in on Twitter and Facebook, so many that we had a runoff. A few who performed well -- Dawn Schiller, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez and Terrill Lee Lankford -- also made our top 12, after rallying votes in their favor.
Now, vote for your favorite Los Angeles book: Your 12 finalists are listed alphabetically by title below. The polls will close Thursday morning.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photos: Raymond Chandler, left, from the book "The Long Embrace" by Judith Freeman. Credit: Knopf. Right, James Ellroy in 2009 on the grounds of Arroyo High School in El Monte, where his mother's body was found in 1957. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times