Re: RARA-AVIS: Survey. Final results. Reason for it

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 21 Jan 2002

Jose wrote:

"Last week I abandoned a novel on page 200 because it had so many I had to keep going back every couple of pages. After my anger fizzled, I reached for the copy and started counting. Two protagonists and 34 secondary characters, of which some had two, even three identities. For good measure, gossip about fifteen or so movie celebrities was incorporated into the story. The irony of it was that the plot was interesting and the literary quality above average. But from this author I won't be reading another book."

So, was it Ellroy? Although most of his have more than two protagonists, but they definitely have the cast of thousands and movie gossip.


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