Re: RARA-AVIS: How much Background?

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 12 May 2003

Although not taking up a lot of pages, a traumatic experience in Lloyd Hopkins's childhood plays a crucial role in explaining the character in Ellroy's Blood on the Moon. Similarly, everything in Denise Mina's Garnethill stems from the lead character's memories of childhood and her family's reaction to her bringing them out in to the open. It just occurred to me that she could be a character from a Lew Archer novel, but without Archer.


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