The Bad Plus' blog DO THE MATH has a lengthy post about one of their favirite writers and an author that has simultaneously entranced and repulsed me for years: "'The Demon Dog of Crime Fiction' could only refer to James Ellroy, one of both Ethan and Dave's favorite authors. He wrote the book L.A. Confidential. The film version is sanitized, simplified, sentimental, superficial, silly and stupid compared to the book. Next month, another Ellroy adaptation, The Black Dahlia, will be in theaters. Dave and Ethan have agreed to see it together on tour. They have also agreed to be disappointed."
BTW, is that a great t-shirt on Reid or what!