Retrato único de una ciudad y sus entrañas, El gran desierto es la segunda novela del «Cuarteto de Los Ángeles», tetralogía. El gran desierto has ratings and reviews. Kemper said: Can you dig this, hepcat?It’s January 1, in Los Angeles. A witch hunt for commie. Buy El Gran Desierto (Negra Zeta (Paperback)) Translation by James Ellroy ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free .

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He is unflinching in his depictions of the brutality and racism of American culture, and only rarely does it feel like he’s writing for shock value. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

I wasn’t recognising it as good objecti It’s an idiom so applicable I’m not even going to bother typing it. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books.

It could be that this is the pinnacle, or near pinnacle, of the gothic crime novel, if that strange beast exists at all. He said he was doing his part to undermine the American system of jurisprudence. One of Mickey Cohen’s bagmen is falling for the mob boss’s mistress. I’m older, but you’re far better looking. There is a whole cadre of characters and difficult to stay on top of them all. Mal Considine is D.

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One of the best things about James Ellroy’s novels is how they have the inexorable force of history behind them–history both real and major the Sleepy Lagoon murder, the zoot suit riots, etc. The full explanatory ending was a little too full and comprehensive for a man me who likes things to ponder on. Danny is an ambitious and upcoming detective and employs scientific gra to gather crime scene evidence.

Hollywood, homosexuals, drugs, jazz, sex, the Mob, crooked cops, etc. That book, which was deliberately written in or edited down to a clipped style, took care of a loose end view spoiler [ Dudley Smith got what was coming to him hide spoiler ] from this book. The three detective characters all have interesting back stories and are aspiring to do different things.


But perserverance paid off, and it is in the later third of ‘The Big Nowhere’, I was sucked right into the narration and could only marvel at the way Ellroy tied up disparate threads together. Books by James Ellroy. Much better than Black Dahlia, the plot seemed more focused. English Choose a language for shopping. I have a bias against late book ending which explain the twists and turns of the police procedural ala Agatha Christie, who routinely used this device in a paragraph or elllroy in her last chapter.

The story turns and churns, twisting to the breaking point by involving historical personages like Howard Hughes elleoy Mickey Cohen, but always snaps back to the scramble for a killer.

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It was only towards the end of the novel that they all became clear to me, I felt many were unnecessary to the story. Mal needs a big splashy success to boost his career. Also features Howard Hughes, Mickey Cohen, bestiality, teamsters, wolverines, necrophilia, heroin, bl Ellroy crossbreeds the detective novel, historical, and gothic horror; so we get an analysis of the impulses and pathology behind historical events and figures, a Boschian canvas of human depravity, a crackerjack plot, and three unlovable but compelling protagonists living on the edge.

No debe ser sencillo crear una de esas tramas con varios hilos argumentales aparentemente independientes, que convergen al final; con varios personajes distintos y muchos secundarios.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Ellroy lives in Los Angeles. The hunt for the killer and the history behind it is an absorbing read. Meeks is an ex-cop who is equally comfortable paying a bribe or cracking a skull with his trusty night stick. Ho apprezzato la bravura dell’autore, ma non il suo pessimismo. Of course the thrust of crime novels is the mystery and I’m not ashamed to say I was completely suckered into this. Like most things, it’s less about politics and ideology and more about money, and how the movie studios can save a buck or two by siding with Cohen’s Teamsters and crushing the fledgling leftist unions, but all three men go along: On the other hand it’s an absolutely spellbinding piece of storytelling.


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Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. But fl hundred pages in I rgan stunned not just how great is is, but how much I was enjoying it. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare. The narrative voice between the three characters sold me as fully formed characters, but left me unable to differentiate between the three as unique voices.

You know you’ve hit rock bottom when Ellis Loew regards you with contempt when he sees what you’ve done. Ellroy is clearly a master of his craft, leaving little hints amongst the glut of names and dates for the reader to pick up as well as tantalising you to a point of frustration by providing situations when you know more than the characters.

One of the editorial endorsements on my copy describes this book as ‘insane’ and I couldn’t think of a more accurate word.

They move at the whims of men more powerful than they are but still find ways to assert themselves. Some of the turns of phrase, the throwaway lines, the stream of conscious insights are magnificent. His books are noted for their dark humor and depiction of American authoritarianism. They both have made their own dark corner of genre fiction literary. View all 20 comments. Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff’s deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares lelroy they’re his chance to drsierto his name as a cop Considine busca un ascenso; Meeks, dinero.