A quick post today, just a question: Do you like historical fiction set during your own lifetime?
We were talking on Peter Rozovsky’s blog recently about Elmore Leonard’s novels set in the 30’s and 40’s, The Hot Kid and Up In Honey’s Room which were written recently but take place when the author was a kid and included events he remembered.
And I really like James Ellroy’s American Underworld Trilogy which starts before I was born but continues up into the 70’s and includes events that were in the newspapers I delivered as a kid.
These books have a different attitude than books written at the time (well, duh) beyond just the swearing and sex and a different perspective that I like.
So, if you like historical fiction from your own lifetime, can you recommend some?
I guess that was actually two questions, sorry.