its as if ellroy, or his editor, is worried we wont be able to keep up. The result is a lot of noise but little resonance sound and fury signifying not exactly nothing, but nothing much. Crosscurrents and echoes connect all of ellroys novels, and the sense they give of a sprawling yet coherently constructed imaginary world is one of the most significant pleasures of his writing.
i hadnt heard of ellroy (or the novel) but did claim to be a huge fan of de palma (having caught the last 10 mins of the untouchables at nans over christmas). We laughed at the hammy acting, the convoluted plot and overly contrived period aesthetic. We dissected the flaws in the script and the hollowness of de palmas direction, all with breath.
lets jump back in time to the 1990s when the term was coined, either by james ellroy or ian rankin (depending on who you believe), and a whole new genre was born.
The Power of the Dog: Amazon.co.uk: Winslow, Don ...
The title, the power of the dog comes from the psalms save my soul from the sword, my love from the power of the dog. And don winslows masterpiece is not only a page-turning thriller but also a rich and compelling novel about a very mixed group of characters, each in his or her own way seeking some sort of salvation or redemption.
James ellroyis an american crime fiction writer best known for his l. Confidential, and white jazz and his telegraphic writing style, which omits words that others writers may consider necessary, usually resulting in sentence fragments.