RE: RARA-AVIS: 'Cold Six Thousand'

Date: 07 May 2001

while i adored the LA quartet, i really disliked AMERICAN TABLOID-- i thought he tried to do too much with that one, and that by spreading his net so wide he was forced to dump interesting characters moments after they showed up. is COOL SIX THOUSAND closer in style to the older books, or to the first one in this new series?

martha <mailto:>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:]On
> Behalf Of a.n.smith
> Sure, but if you liked it before, why not again? I bought my copy
> yesterday, and I think it's fine. Much more interesting, less
> annoying than
> recent GQ articles would have led me to believe (which makes me think he
> just dashed those off for cash and saved his real & best work for
> the novel.
> way to go). The prose is the typical scatterbrained routine, but it works
> because he's giving us characters who matter instead of playing around,
> "Ellroy playing at Ellroy." I'm impressed.
> Neil Smith>

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