From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 19 Nov 2002

At 11:44 PM 11/18/02 -0500, you wrote:
>On 18 November 2002, Brian Thornton wrote:
>: This paragraph also makes me think of what it would have taken for the
>: quote from Chandler to have been written by Ellroy. Let me editorialize:
>: "It was floored with a multi-hued sewer and a cesspool bubbling just
>: beneath the surface. It was so inviting to someone like me, it made me
>: want to lie down and roll."
>Or how about:
>"The lobby was big. The carpet was blue. There was rubber under it. It
>was soft. I lay down. I rolled around. CRAAAAAZY."

Good one Bill. Here's another entry in the "could be Ellroy" sweepstakes:

"He looked at the deep blue carpet. 'Go down,' he thought, 'Go deep down, beneath that gorgeous blue into the sweaty rubber that retains the smell of every shoe, every cigarette ash underneath, dive deep."

He was always doing that in his interior monologues: "Go down, dive deep".



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