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

Date: 05 May 2008

In a message dated 5/5/08 11:27:07 AM, writes:
> And I've actually never read L.A. Confidential. I loved the movie, and
> it was my intro. to Ellroy, but for some reason I've always
> sidestepped reading the book.

the book has a completely different bad guy. it's no mean feat that Hanson and Helgeland could distill the essense of what makes Ellroy remarkable and dispense with what doesn't. many other skilled climbers have perished in the attempt

John Lau

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