RARA-AVIS: Ellroy's style (was Movies better than books)

From: Peedie Monk ( peediemonk@ukonline.co.uk)
Date: 19 May 2002

Brian wrote:
> I recall quite clearly that Buzz Meeks got shot (and killed?) in the first
> ten pages of "The Big Nowhere" because I only read the first twenty.

I made it to page fifty. It amazes me that Ellroy enjoys such commercial success when a number of people who read a lot (as we obviously do, or we wouldn't be members of this list) find his style inaccessible. I think he's a tremendous writer. In fact, "LA Confidential" is one of my favourite books. But I still found it hard work. I could not, however, read "Ellroy Takes The Piss", sorry "The Cold Six Thousand". (Al opens book. Al scans page. Al flips page. Al says, "Aaargh." Al wastes money.)

Al Guthrie

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