RARA-AVIS: Re: Ellroy

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 21 Nov 2002

Just to make it clear, I have read Ellroy. In fact, I've read most of his stuff, although I haven't read his latest (JFK conspiracy theories -- zzzzzzzzzz....). I think he's pompous and pretentious and too often takes a little boy's delight in offending people and acting out. I also think, at his best, he's one hell of a writer. Unfortunately, so does he.

But don't let that stop you. Anyone interested in hard-boiled fiction should at least give him a try.

As for mocking him, while, gee, any ego puffed up that big deserves a little prick now and then. And here at Rara-Avis we're just the pricks to do it.


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