It’s been a long time coming but James Ellroy is back with a new novel, Blood’s A Rover. This event doesn’t cause the excitement in the Caff camp that it once may have. Back in the day when Amanda introduced his work to us I imagine it was like Heroine being introduced to Miles Davies’ band, none of us managed to do any work until we’d exhausted the supply of L.A. Noire.
It may sound nuts but the writing in Home of the Wriggler was influenced by Ellroy’s increasingly boiled down style. Given how epigramic his last novel was I he has continued the boiling down process this one will consist entirely of acronyms.