The Glitter Dome by Joseph WambaughHRF Keating claims this as Wambaughs finest work of fiction in his rundown of the best 100 works of crime and mystery; the former policeman turned author famed for his realistic portrait of the boys in blue as something less than heroic being something of a literary sensation in the 70s when coppers were still considered to be choirboys (which is infact one of Wambaughs other titles) as opposed to flawed human beings sometimes incapable of resisting a bribe, of falsifying evidence to make their job easier and other reprehensible acts from such trusted public servants.
Its a little old hat now but thats not why I only found this to be an OK read. My major problem is that Wambaugh seems to be playing it for laughs, always ready to highlight the absurd behaviour or the humour of a situation. OK, I get it, cops are people too and we all like a joke every now and then at work, but every single second of the day?! Really? Its an episodic novel, following several different types of police in LA after the murder of a high powered movie executive and Wambaugh writes with the kind of bitterness and unsubtle insights that can only come from a man whos witnessed the behaviour first hand and been screwed over by The Business.
The incessant jolly boys game playing is especially disappointing after a wonderfully, brutally bleak opening chapter of a cop drinking himself to oblivion plagued by his own insecurities and failings and seriously contemplating the taste of his gun barrel. If he could have kept that attitude throughout I might have been thoroughly depressed but boy would I have enjoyed myself immensely.
The Glitter Run
Aug. 17: Get Your Glitter on at Macy’s ‘Glitter Run’ Launch Event
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Converse x JW Anderson Deliver GLITTER for the Summer Season
Photo by Paulo Murillo. But what exactly is the Glitter Run about, and why should we register as soon as we finish reading this article? It promises to deliver a fun and sparkly mosaic of moving, living, breathing bodies sprinkled, sprayed, or splashed in rainbow-colored glitter against some famous Hollywood landmarks. According to Craig Miller, the senior organizer of Glitter Run, his longtime friend and colleague, Leif Green, conceived the run. Children under 12 register for free. You can choose from a variety of different glitter stations to have glitter either burst on you or you can have it customized. There will be seven different locations along the route.