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Your favorite L.A. book, Round 1: Which Fante, Didion, Ellroy, Connelly to choose?

April 6, 2011 |  8:13 am

Tuesday we put out a call on Twitter and Facebook for readers to tell us what their favorite Los Angeles book was. We'd thought we could post the results here in a simple vote -- which do you like best? -- but the response was too overwheming to do it in just one go.

Close to 100 favorite L.A. book titles came in, including fiction and nonfiction, Hollywood memoir and poetry, fantasy and mystery (lots of mystery). And some very L.A. authors were so popular that more than one of their books were favorites: two each from Michael Connelly, Joan Didion, Janet Fitch and Bret Easton Ellis; three by John Fante; four by Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy; and five different titles by Charles Bukowski. In this round, we ask you to choose just one book by each author -- vote in the poll below.

-- Carolyn Kellogg