Re: RARA-AVIS: Ellroy's L.A. Quartet

Date: 07 Feb 2006

In a message dated 2/7/06 3:25:28 PM, writes:

> I agree about White Jazz, but I think it's a one-of-a-kind that can't be
> followed up on.  Not even by Ellroy himself.  The distinctive style that
> was the perfect vehicle for that story quickly become nothing but a set
> of stylistic tics and shtick.  By American Tabloid, only one novel
> later, it was nothing but self-parody.

I was still riding the wave all the way thru American Tabloid. but I fell off the board with The Cold Six Thousand

John Lau

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