Re: RARA-AVIS: Who Wrote It?

From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 26 Jun 2004


We actually used this passage in BLUE NEON NIGHT: Michael Connelly's Los Angeles, among many others. If there's any doubt that Connelly has picked up Chandler's baton an run with it, a quick viewing of that DVD should put it to rest. Michael's love/hate affair with the city of angels (and bones) comes through in every passage. And when the passages are read by William Petersen, the poetry really shines.


On Jun 26, 2004, at 2:52 PM, wrote:

> Hollywood was always best viewed at night. It could only hold its
> mystique
> in darkness. In sunlight the curtain comes up and the intrigue is
> gone,
> replaced by a sense of hidden danger. It was a place of takers and
> users, of broken
> sidewalks and dreams. You build a city in the desert, water it with
> false
> hopes and false idols, and eventually this is what happens. The
> desert reclaims
> it, turns it arid, leaves it barren. Human tumbleweeds drift across
> its
> streets, predators hide in the rocks.
> I took the Mulholland exit and crossed over the freeway...
> the above contains both clues and red herrings. this is an educated,
> well-read list, so I thought I'd throw in a meaningless contest as a
> means to make a
> point. once somebody posts the correct answer, both author and title,
> I'll
> comment further.
> meaningless bonus points to whomever guesses my ultimate theme here.
> John Lau

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