On a related (Ellroy) note, I went to the Seattle Antiquarian Bookfair
today, and while the majority of 1st ed. HC noir gems I lusted after were --
as always -- way out of my budget, I did spy a 1st HC of the new antho, BEST
AMERICAN NOIR OF THE CENTURY, signed by both Penzler and Ellroy, for $30.
Not a screaming deal, I suppose, but a neat signed find of I book that I'd
planned to read anyhow. Mulled it over, figured I'd pick it up after I
finished browsing all the booths. Came back a half-hour later, and it was
That kinda smack-in-the-face, punch-in-the-gut disappointment is awfully
R.e. Hopkins: I remember liking those novels a great deal. That was back
when Ellroy wrote books that I could still get into.
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> These early Ellroy books are like fritos....you can't have just one. So I
> Because The Night. Maybe this time I will finally manage to read Suicide
> only one I have never consumed) as well. I haven't read any of these for
> twenty years, so I'd pretty much forgotten everything about the Lloyd
> stories. BTN was OK until I encountered our old friend, the revolver with
> combo. I'm far from a gun freak, but you would expect these guys to get
> facts right.
> Got to follow that up, courtesy of Internet Archive, with the Ida Lupino
> directed flick The Hitch- Hiker. Very good movie. In short, I had a Rara
Avis sort of
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