Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy

From: Kerry Schooley (
Date: 22 Nov 2002

At 02:06 PM 22/11/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>So, again, what's the best fiction that's not historical to try?

For my nickle (again) Dick Contino's Blues, a nice, snug novella that has been anthologized and appeared in an interesting crime issue of Granta some years back. If you like that, kick things up a notch to White Jazz. I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest My Dark Places might mainly be of interest if you dig the fiction.

On the subject of non-fiction, I've just finished an informative book called Wages of Crime, Black Markets, Illegal Finance, and the Underworld Economy by R.T. Naylor. He's an economist at McGill University. Book's a dry but refreshing look at the finances of "organized" crime and terrorist
"networks". No profanity, but still not for those who believe the six o'clock news.

Best Kerry

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