Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy reviewd at Salon; Spillane still not dead

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 14 Jun 2001

"After White Jazz, he abandoned one of the most important tools for a musician or a writer, namely contrast. Everything seems shouted, with no relief. The theme gets lost in the noise."

Mario, you've put your finger on why American Tabloid left me cold. To me it was just Ellroy doing Ellroy. And as far as denser, I'd say yes, but not in the sense he sems to mean it, of more depth, but in the sense of obtuse, which brings us right back to Jess's and my two takes on the word impenetrable.


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