Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy's new one: why France first?

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 03 Apr 2001

On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, William Denton wrote:

> Does anyone know why Ellroy's new book, which many of us have been waiting
> for for years, is coming out first in translation in France? It seems
> pretty strange.

Maybe they thought that Ellroy's star is fading out in America? I mean, hasn't it been? Considering the judgments here on R-A, "American Tabloid" was not so widely accepted and heavily criticized. Maybe the publisher thought that it would make good to get the book out in Europe first, where Ellroy is still being liked.

If I'm wrong, shoo.. no, just tell I'm wrong.


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