james ellroy


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Being in L.A. at the moment, I read with interest this list at the Daily Beast titled The Five Best Novels on Hollywood.  (Also, happy Oscar weekend!  Turns out this is a big deal out here…)  I like Day of the Locust and The Last Tycoon but I’m mezzo-mezzo on Play It As It Lays and The Player (admittedly it’s been a long time since I read either).  The only one I haven’t read is Children of Light by Robert Stone. Anyway, I’d argue that two masterpieces are very, very missing from the list.


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March 6th, 2010 / 11:21 pm