Re: RARA-AVIS: procedural

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 19 Apr 2000

> I know not everyone here likes _American Tabloid_....matter of fact
> sometimes I feel like it's only fan....but like it or not, wouldn't it be
> very good example of a police procedural told from the criminal's point of
> view, due to the fact that the investigating officers are also the
> perpetrators?

I love the book.

More like a big character study with some police procedural stuff in it
(like you say, they are cops after all). But i'm splitting hairs. How about WHITE JAZZ as police procedural? One cop, runs through the case, still a big character study, but he does what Anthony mentioned as far as messing up all the procedures.

Neil Smith

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