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July 27, 2005

Obituary of the Week: Edward Bunker, ex-con made good

From the UK Telegraph:

Edward Bunker, who died on Tuesday aged 71, was a convict turned writer whose No Beast So Fierce was hailed by James Ellroy as "perhaps the best novel of the Los Angeles underworld ever written"; on the strength of it, he also became a player in Hollywood as a producer, scriptwriter and actor, notably as "Mr Blue" in Quentin Tarantino's debut picture, Reservoir Dogs.

The LAT's Dennis McLellan also wrote an interesting obit, which appeared in yesterday's NY Sun.

Unfortunately, his first novel (and reportedly his best) is out of print. But you can buy his other books at Amazon.

Update

Yesterday's UK Times also had a good obituary for Mr. Bunker.

July 27, 2005 at 09:34 AM | Permalink

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