Thursday, November 07, 2013


Reading:  Blood's A Rover by James Ellroy

Man, I really loved American Tabloid, but am having a tough time with the other two.  Ellroy is fun to read and I made it through The Cold Six Thousand just on the fumes from American Tabloid.  Blood's A Rover is suffering from plotting.  I'm 200 pages in and not even sure what these guys are trying to accomplish.  At the moment, they're trying to infiltrate these weak-ass black power organizations and it just feels like super small stakes given the language and power of Ellroy's prose.

I'm having a hard time finding really good big novels.  Started reading this Machado book Philosopher and Dog and it feels like it came from a different writer than the Alienist.  Maybe it is a translator thing.

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