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Friday, October 27, 2006

The Summer of 2006

This summer I read many novels set in Los Angeles. These included:

THE ANTI-BOOSTERS (EARLY NOIR)
John Fante - Ask the Dust
Horace McCoy - They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
James McCain - The Postman Always Rings Twice
Robert Towne - Chinatown
Upton Sinclair - Oil!

NOIR/CRIME/DETECTIVE
Gary Phillips - Violent Spring
Walter Mosley - A Red Death
James Ellroy - LA Quartet

POETRY
Robinson Jeffers - Collected Works

AFRICAN-AMERICAN
Chester Himes - If He Hollers Let Him Go

CHICANO
Oscar Zeta Jones - The Revolt of the Cockroach People
Ron Arias - The Road to Tamazunchale
Luis Valdez - Zoot Suit

CONTEMPORARY/OTHERS
John Gregory Dunne - True Confessions
Alison Lurie - The Nowhere City
Carolyn See - Making History
Kate Braverman - Palm Latitudes

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