Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Ellroy

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 21 Apr 2001

That shuck and jive might get your first two books bought, but if there's no substance then you go away ... Ellroy obviously has substance. Whether or not he likes Chandler or prefers Cain is trivia, but other than that it has no more value in the long run.

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, VA

Judas ... a stretch of the mean streets on the web
----- Original Message ----- From: Dick Lochte Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 1:26 PM

> The posts about Ellroy's self-proclaimed genius and dismissal of Chandler > seem to miss the point. He says these things to get people to talk about > him. And guess what? To sell books in large quantities these days one has to > do some sort of shuck and jive.
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