Re: RARA-AVIS: My Top 5

James Rogers (
Thu, 30 Dec 1999 21:42:13 -0600

At 08:31 PM 12/30/99 -0600, Mark B. wrote:

>I've only read his American Tabloid and found more things to dislike than
>like. If I want a revisionist view of the Kennedy years I would read an
>account by an unbiased historian not by an avowedly very conservative hb
>author. It's very hard for me to like a a book whose protagonists and most
>major characters are morally bereft.

   Couldn't the "morally bereft" argument be equally well applied to Willeford, Cain and Thompson? Personally, I liked _American Tabloid_ a lot, but I notice that a lot of people who enjoyed Ellroy's LA books (such as Martha) didn't care for it. You may like the other books better although they, in their own way, are just as "revisionist".


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