Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy

From: Kerry Schooley (
Date: 22 Nov 2002

At 12:32 PM 21/11/2002 -0800, you wrote:

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

Not me, but then I'd have the same difficulty reciting Ginsberg's HOWL from memory and I find the same kinetic energy in Ellroy's opening take-down in White Jazz. More so, in fact. Wasn't it the Detroit Free Press labelled Ellroy a "blood poet"? Spot on.


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