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Another City, Not My Own (1997)

von Dominick Dunne

Reihen: Gus Bailey (2)

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This is the story of the Trial of the Century as only Dominick Dunne can write it. Told from the point of view of one of Dunne's most familiar fictional characters-Gus Bailey-Another City, Not My Own tells how Gus, the movers and shakers of Los Angeles, and the city itself are drawn into the vortex of the O.J. Simpson trial. We have met Gus Bailey in previous novels by Dominick Dunne. He is a writer and journalist, father of a murdered child, and chronicler of justice-served or denied-as it relates to the rich and famous.  Now back in Los Angeles, a city that once adored him and later shunned him, Gus is caught up in what soon becomes a national obsession. Using real names and places, Dunne interweaves the story of the trial with the personal trials Gus endures as he faces his own mortality. By day, Gus is at the courthouse, the confidant of the Goldman and Simpson families, the lawyers, the journalists, the hangers-on, even the judge; at night he is the honored guest at the most dazzling gatherings in town as everyone-from Kirk Douglas to Heidi Fleiss, from Elizabeth Taylor to Nancy Reagan-delights in the latest news from the corridors of the courthouse. Another City, Not My Own does what no other book on this sensational case has been able to do because of Dominick Dunne's unique ability to probe the sensibilities of participants and observers. This book illuminates the meaning of guilt and innocence in America today. A vivid, revealing achievement, Another City, Not My Own is Dominick Dunne at his best.… (mehr)
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With the 25th anniversary of this tragic event I was curious to revisit the event, This book is an interesting read, where there are many facts but yet considered a novel by Dominick Dunne's alter ego Augustus Bailey. It seems that not much is different is today than as it was in 1994. ( )
  foof2you | Jul 12, 2019 |
I will start this review by disclosing that, in my opinion, Dominic Dunne could do no wrong. Every month, when I open my new Vanity Fair, I still regret that there is no longer a Dominic Dunne column to savour.

Dunne's recurring character (alter-ego?), Gus Bailey is sitting in a Los Angeles courtroom covering the trial of O.J.Simpson by day. By night he is being wined and dined by L.A.'s power players eager to hear every detail of the trial. Although this book is fictionalized, real names and occurrences are used. Based on the views in Dunne's columns I would have to say that this book is only veiled with the most transparent covering of 'fiction'.

During the trial I was astounded that people actually could make themselves believe that this horrible murderer was innocent. I could hardly believe that Johnnie Cochrane was able to pull off such a side-show looking at the case through the lens of race rather than as a terrible murder of two innocent people. Like almost everyone in North America, the Simpson murder trial was part of my daily life. When it became clear that Simpson would most likely be acquitted I felt disgust that I thought was generally shared by all. WRONG. I had been at my job for a number of years working well with my colleagues and enjoying their company in my home as well as enjoying pleasant evenings in theirs. When the verdict came in, one of my friends shook her fist in my face and yelled 'That will teach you!". ...okay...

Anyway - the book offers a fascinating glimpse into the courtroom of 'The Trial of the Decade' Dunne paints comprehensive portraits of all the major players - as only someone who has spent every minute in the courtroom can do. Because the book is fiction, he was able to paint emotion and feelings on to the characters who became so familiar to us all. If you haven't had enough of 'OJ', read this book. If you have convinced yourself of his innocence, give it a miss. ( )
  EvelynBernard | Sep 24, 2016 |
I was in Thailand while the OJ trial was THE only story out of the United States at the time - this book gets to the root of why we were all fascinated by it all. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
It was interesting to read these accounts of the O.J. Simpson trial I paid so much attention to. It was also interesting to think of how the "players" have fared over the past two decades; mostly not well.
Lots of name-dropping, but that was typical of Dunne. ( )
  nljacobs | Jan 19, 2016 |
You know how a pointellist painting makes a whole picture out of separate colored specks ? This book was like that. individual paragraphs, slices of conversation, reactions and responses almost in passing -- but by the time I was half way through the book these all began to meld together into a whole story. it grabs you. ( )
  TerriBooks | Mar 31, 2012 |
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This is the story of the Trial of the Century as only Dominick Dunne can write it. Told from the point of view of one of Dunne's most familiar fictional characters-Gus Bailey-Another City, Not My Own tells how Gus, the movers and shakers of Los Angeles, and the city itself are drawn into the vortex of the O.J. Simpson trial. We have met Gus Bailey in previous novels by Dominick Dunne. He is a writer and journalist, father of a murdered child, and chronicler of justice-served or denied-as it relates to the rich and famous.  Now back in Los Angeles, a city that once adored him and later shunned him, Gus is caught up in what soon becomes a national obsession. Using real names and places, Dunne interweaves the story of the trial with the personal trials Gus endures as he faces his own mortality. By day, Gus is at the courthouse, the confidant of the Goldman and Simpson families, the lawyers, the journalists, the hangers-on, even the judge; at night he is the honored guest at the most dazzling gatherings in town as everyone-from Kirk Douglas to Heidi Fleiss, from Elizabeth Taylor to Nancy Reagan-delights in the latest news from the corridors of the courthouse. Another City, Not My Own does what no other book on this sensational case has been able to do because of Dominick Dunne's unique ability to probe the sensibilities of participants and observers. This book illuminates the meaning of guilt and innocence in America today. A vivid, revealing achievement, Another City, Not My Own is Dominick Dunne at his best.

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