John pointed out:
"Which mis-attribution is odd really considering that Crumley used to
play poker with Algren at Iowa."
Was that before or after The Wrong Case was published? Also, could the
shift have been purposeful? Quoting Lew Archer at the beginning
certainly set readers up for Crumley's very Ross Macdonaldesque
By the way, John, I recently read your Faithless and enjoyed it
immensely. Although I circulated on the periphery of the US punk and
postpunk circles, unlike the book's London setting, the great little
bits about the scene and record collecting still resonated, gave me a
lot of laughs. I also liked how you threaded the few crime elements
through the book, as the ramifications of the halfassed blackmail plot
near the beginning would occasionally reappear, or be inflated in the
memory of the narrator. So Ross was based on Green Garthside, right?
(I was really proud of picking that up with the mention of a song titled GrammeATology.)
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