Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy

Date: 21 Nov 2002

In a message dated 11/21/02 1:10:37 PM, writes:

<< Can anybody here quote a paragraph from Ellroy that, to them, shows him a great writer? >>

It isn't about prose style. It is as Kerry says, the ideas, and the execution of the ideas. Yes, Chandler wrote beautiful sentences. But the reason he's remembered today is not for that ability, but rather for creating an archetype which resonates to this day. And part of what makes Ellroy great is that he's creating his own archetypes, in his own image.

John Lau

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