Re: RARA-AVIS: James Ellroy

From: James Michael Rogers (jeddak5@cox.net)
Date: 26 Jan 2010

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    It so happens that I did start with Black Dahlia but, yeah, Clandestine is one of the guy's best books. Just skip Vacchs. They are like Costco knock-offs of McGee or Parker.

    James

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: jacquesdebierue
      To: rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 09:13
      Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: James Ellroy

        

      --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "J.C. Hocking" <jchocking@...> wrote:
    >
    > For Ellroy, I'd start with The Black Dahlia, which which shows the author's obsessions and sweep while just hinting at the strange personal style his work would¬ evolve toward.¬ Some of the Ellory¬ enthusiasts here will doubtless suggest reading an earlier book.¬ ¬
    > For Vachss, maybe Flood.¬ I confess I never got too much out of that author's work.
    >

      I am a fan of the collection _Hollywood Nocturnes_:, which contains the great novella _Dick Contino's Blues_. I would also recommend _Clandestine_ as a good starter.

      Best,

      mrt

      

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