RARA-AVIS: Re:What Are You Reading?

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 20 Sep 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Brother T" <foolesgold@...> wrote:
> Just finished Jason Starr's Cold Caller. Now I'm working on Ellroy's
> Nocturnes (stories and novella). I just created a new crime blog
today and
> posted the first Story on it, Lucky Man. Consider it my take on the
> version of noir. I've been lurking and hopefully learning. Check it out.

Welcome, BrotherT. The Dick Contino novella is one of the best things that Ellroy ever wrote, in my opinion. I assume Starr's Cold Caller gave plenty of satisfaction, right?

And I'll put this on the table: I think Ellroy, should he apply himself to nonfiction (true crime, especially, or at least weird stories), would be an outstanding practitioner. I am reconsidering my opinion of My Dark Places, which on a slow second reading seems much, much better.



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