From: Carrie Pruett ( pruettc@hotmail.com)
Date: 21 Dec 2001

I'm curious, with the recent discussion of the LA Quartet books, if I should give Ellroy another try. I read "LA Confidential" a few years ago after loving the film, and though I liked a lot of things about the book, it left a bad taste in my mouth. I thought the story was good, but the stylized writing, rather cartoonish characterizations, and the humorless, moralizing tone that seemed to be behind the whole exercise was too much. So - if I felt that way about LAC, will I probably feel that way about all of the books? I've heard "Black Dahlia" mentioned the most often, is that the best one to start back with?


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