Re: RARA-AVIS: hooked

a.n.smith (
Thu, 30 Dec 1999 13:58:38 -0600

> This made me wonder which book/author got you other folks stuck on
> genre? I got started by reading the short stories that were reprinted in
> Tony Goodstone's _The Pulps_, but the first novel I read was Chandler's
> _The High Window_. I think _I, The Jury_ was next (I was about 10 years
> at the time and thought this was pretty hot stuff).

Although I read HB fiction for a long time before, it was reading White Jazz by Ellroy that just got me so excited about what could be done in the genre. Made me want to write crime fiction even more than my prior readings, which included Hammett and Chandler. So, 2 votes for Ellroy.


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