It was probably a bad idea to pen a sequel to American Tabloid, but James Ellroy did it anyway and came up with another great one, The Cold Six Thousand.
It was probably a bad idea to add another book and make a trilogy (Underworld USA) out of it, but James Ellroy did [...]
James Ellroy’s sequel to American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand, has left more than a few readers frustrated. The style is a problem for many. As Ellroy says:
The style I developed for The Cold Six Thousand is a direct, shorter-rather-than-longer sentence style that’s declarative [...]
I found out a couple of weeks back that Blood’s a Rover, the final installment in James Ellroy’s Underworld USA trilogy, is coming out next month.
This meant it was time to re-read American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand. When I held both volumes in my [...]