Originally Posted by John Jarrold
I love James. He was published by Random House in the UK when I worked there in the mid-90s, and I had the pleasure of meeting him several times, and chatting about books and films. You can't mistake his style for anyone else, and books like The Big Nowhere, White Jazz, L A Confidential and American Tabloid are all favourites.
Thanks for that, John. Must have been interesting to meet him. I've read several of his novels and have to say he's one of my favorite writers. Then again, I really like noir
, which is how I'd label his L.A. novels. Have you read his memoir, My Dark Places
? It is part autobiography, part the story of his search for the murderer of his mother. Interesting book. I recommend it.