Man on Fire

September 25th, 2009

O, James Ellroy! Such a loveable nutjob are you! In his interview on public radio’s Studio 360 last week, the author of L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia managed to 1) chastise his interviewer for interrupting him at one point, 2) claim that he’s learned more about writing from listening to Beethoven than from reading any author, and 3) utter the chest-beating call to arms,

“I floss with barbed wire and gargle with the AIDS virus.”

I’m thinking it might behoove Mr. Ellroy to have a licensed professional sit him down and tell him all about lithium.