Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:What Are You Reading?

From: Stephen Burridge (
Date: 20 Sep 2007

I haven't read all of Ellroy's fiction, but I liked "My Dark Places" better than anything else of his I've read.

Stephen Burridge

On 9/20/07, jacquesdebierue <> wrote:
> --- In <>,
> "Brother T" <foolesgold@...> wrote:
> >
> > Just finished Jason Starr's Cold Caller. Now I'm working on Ellroy's
> Hollywood
> > 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
> Ahearn
> > 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.
> Best,
> mrt

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