Martha Fischer (email@example.com)
Thu, 16 Sep 1999 09:03:11 -0500
while i, too, loved white jazz, i also was left cold by
american tabloid. after reading the riveting la quartet, i
found american taboid to be meandering and lacking in punch
(at least when compared to the previous 4 novels)...the
fascinating characters (i'm talking about in general, not
specific characters who reappeared) that were followed
throughout the la quartet books would appear in american
tabloid and then vanish. i also remember being uninterested
in the semi-main character in the latter novel...
as i perhaps have mentioned here before, the big nowhere is
one of the most powerful books i've ever read. i literally
didn't sleep for the last two nights i was reading it.
> Sorry you didn't like Am. Tabloid. Really sorry. I
think it's an amazing
> book. But with post-L.A. Conf. Ellroy, I think it's very much a love him
> hate him situation. since White Jazz was the book that hooked me, and
> continues to be my favorite novel, I'm one who enjoys that direction of
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