Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald

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This biography illuminates the public life and the hidden personal dramas behind the imaginative work of one of the greatest writers of detective fiction, Ross MacDonald. The author draws on 40 years worth of correspondence and hundreds of interviews...

Title:Ross Macdonald
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780684812175
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    Ross Macdonald Reviews

  • Bill Kerwin

    Kenneth Millar had a childhood worthy of a psychopath: a domineering granny, a feckless mother, a wayward father--and that's just for starters. He was having sex with other boys when he was eight, dri...

  • Kirk

    Strikes me that there are at least two types of biography. There are those written to establish the record, and then there are those written to interpret the established record. Interesting to read so...

  • Ed

    Outstanding, in-depth bio. of RM by Wall Street reviewer, Tom Nolan. ...

  • Paul

    Will write something more about this biography at some stage.Recommended reading....

  • Rachel Bayles

    Gives you hope that being decent is not a lost art form....

  • Jim

    Ross Macdonald is always mentioned in the same breath as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. And of the three, Macdonald was the most literate.Here now is the full story of how Ken Millar of Ontari...

  • Gabriel

    Over 400 pages, but interesting throughout, Nolan has certainly done a thorough (and Herculean) job with this biography. His subject, already seen at one remove ("Ross Macdonald") was, by all accounts...

  • Emily

    One would think that Macdonald's biographer might be a little more poetic, but this is all very matter-of-fact. Nonetheless, it's absolutely fascinating, and it's making me want to go back and re-read...

  • RB Love

    Tough read really. A biography of a good writer, a real pro and consequently, it is a book about a guy who wrote. With great discipline. He also swam in the ocean and bird watched and owned dogs and h...

  • Alan Hoffman

    I recommend this. Good book about an interesting man - who wanted to write stories that were both literary and part of a genre. Said he almost didn't want to start writing because he didn't think he w...