RARA-AVIS: Re: My So-Called Life

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 09 May 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Nathan Cain" <IndieCrime@...> wrote:
> Speaking of Ellroy's sense of humor, I'd just like to add that his
> stories about Dick Contino are pretty funny. The concept alone is
> comedy gold. A lot of his stuff, especially his recent work, is not
> meant to be funny, though. It wouldn't kill him to lighten up a
> little.

Agreed on Contino, and even in the very dark LA Quartet of novels there are very funny lines and scenes. It's a twisted sense of humor, somewhat similar to Thompson's, but it's humor. His greatest creation, Dudley Smith, is pretty darn funny, as is Buzz Meeks the sewer rat.



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