Re: RARA-AVIS: Blown away 5

Bruce Townley (
Thu, 30 Dec 1999 15:56:41 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 30 Dec 1999 at19:18 Jane sent: Re: RARA-AVIS: Blown away 5

>1. James Ellroy, he was the one who really converted me to HB, I simply had
>never read anything like him, and despite his all too human flaws, I would
>still walk over hot coals to read anything he could write that would match
>that first thrill.

Ellroy, himself, reading his own stuff, really amplifies one's enjoyment. Really helps to hear him rat-tat-tat out that hipster shtick. Man-o-man he's really got it down. Saw him at a bookstore signing in San Francisco a few years ago it was a ton of fun.

Bruce T. =

"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of crowds."

-Isaac Newton

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