Re: RARA-AVIS: Thoughts on James Ellroy

Martha Fischer (
Thu, 16 Sep 1999 16:48:30 -0500

while i'm obviously wasting my time, reading ellroy (particularly the big nowhere) mostly just makes me worry about him. if i can't function normally while reading what he write, how can he function with all that vivid, brutal horror in his head?


> B.Cox wrote:
> While reading it at night, I felt the need to keep a billyclub under my
> I've read a fair amount of Ellroy, but in Killer on the Road, he gets so
> convincingly into the killer's head that it made me wonder about the
> himself.
> -------
> Those were the thoughts I had when I was reading the damn thing. In light
> of his sordid criminal past, maybe there is something to "wondering" about
> Ellroy's head. Reading My Dark Places sort of indicates that lots of the
> non-murderous stuff if Killer On The Road isn't necessarily "made up."
> Tribe

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