RE: RARA-AVIS: Mahannah, Browne; NME

From: Anders Engwall (KI/EAB) (
Date: 03 Dec 2004


> I was thinking that maybe this compassion
> thing we've been discussing was emerging in many writers'
> work at the same time and not just Macdonald, Dewey and
> Gault.

Noted. Another writer that perhaps belong here is Bart Spicer.

> Howard Browne sure shows lots of empathy and compassion in
> "Taste of Ashes", but I'd still say it's more Chandler than
> Ross Macdonald.

Maybe I should reread it. My impression may have been caused by the fact that I read it right after the preceding titles, which are extremely Chandlerish.

> New Musical Express introduced me to James Ellroy in 1986 or
> 1987. There was a centre spread about the great hardboiled
> authors.

I remember that, and I might even still have that issue somewhere! IIRC, also Jonathan Latimer and Paul Cain were mentioned, so obviously it was written by someone who knew his business.

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