A voice¹ he is not: grandiloquent, bombastic, all SFX, all ego, ready to
lay it out for any media hype, ready to embellish, twist and paint
over...his few live apparitions in the DTW/Ann Arbor area have all been of
the same nature in that respect...and the few I saw in LA or Chicago were
exactly the same...
Interviews have been circulating for years at the same level...
A writer¹ and a great one: he positively is...
Some cognocenti (foreign one that is) that I have talked to have murmured
about a propencity for the red in the Bordeaux¹s and other distillations...I
wasn¹t there...but I do like Bordeaux¹s myself...
I always wait for the next book though...eagerly...
On 11/2/09 2:15 PM, "jacquesdebierue" <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:rara-avis-l%40yahoogroups.com> ,
> Patrick King <abrasax93@...> wrote:
>> > Really? I didn't find it so. Ellroy's a curmudgeon but a very interesting
>> one. I thought his political comments were unexpected from what I know of
>> him. What did you dislike about the RS interview? I've read MY DARK PLACES
>> twice so I do identify with this guy and am curious about where he's coming
>> from. Have you read that book? Having that perspective may make his crazier
>> side more approachable. According to that interview, he's spent some time
>> recently in an asylum or at least a mental rehab facility. I felt I needed
>> some time like that after just reading THE COLD SIX THOUSAND, but I did love
>> it. Ellroy is one of our most powerful living voices in any genre of
> I just found the interview incoherent and disagreeable because he does not
> really get outside himself, it's all ego and sounds like a series of blurbs
> for himself. He's a great writer, no question.
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