James Ellroy

By the Book: James Ellroy

The Los Angeles crime novelist, whose new book is “This Storm,” is no fan of Cormac McCarthy’s work: “McCarthy fails to employ quotation marks. Neither did William Faulkner, another cat I don’t dig.”

Illustration by Jillian Tamaki

When do you read?

At night. When the world quiets down. When the hell hounds of my imagination stir in my bed beside me and grant me a few hours of repose.

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