RARA-AVIS: Re: Street Kings (Is Ellroy Losing his Halo?)

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 03 May 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> "I haven't read The Cold Six Thousand yet, but I thought American
> Tabloid was an instant classic of American literature (not just crime
> literature), and I don't think I'm alone in that."
> I know many who agree with you, but I'm with Mario. American Tabloid,
> which, as a big fan, I rushed to buy in hardback (something I do with
> very few authors), totally put me off Ellroy. I felt it took what I
> once thought was so great about him and turned it into schtick. Had no
> interest at all in continuing on to the next, and can't imagine how many
> absolute raves any future book of his would have to get to make me even
> think about picking it up as a cheap used paperback.

My Dark Places is excellent. And very likely to be in the library, so you're not out any money...



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