I'm about half-way through Blood's A Rover, which seems to be a pretty
seamless pickup from Cold Six Thousand. If you liked that, which I did,
you'll like part three. There are differences. Rover is funnier, IMO,
there's more psychological exploration of the leads and Ellroy gives us a
female character's internal monologues which I don't recall from book two.
I'm not sure why I didn't notice it before, but I keep getting a Tarantino
vibe from the dialogue and action. I know Ellroy's been at it longer, but I
wonder if there might be a two-way influence. Has either mentioned the
other? Same feeling about Ellroy-Hunter Thompson. Finally, I suspect we may
be hearing some comment from Harlan Ellison one of these days about the
title. Should be fun.
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