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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Ellroy is known for a dllroy writing style, which omits words other writers would consider necessary, and often features sentence fragments. The full explanatory ending was a little too full and comprehensive for a man me who likes things to ponder on.
I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.
Mal is fighting for custody for his son Stefan. One follows a series of murders in L. Danny Upshaw, a young, intelligent detective whose sense of justice is out of place in the cauldron Desiergo creates for him; Mal Considine, an ambitious Captain and conflicted figure just returned from the ruins of Germany; and Buz Meeks, a former cop whose has become a slave to his appetites. As I said earlier, the plot gets exhausted near the end.
I had read reviews that hyped up James Ellroy as an extraordinary writer of crime fiction. Lists with This Book. I felt the reveal revealed too elllroy and bordered on farcical.
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Along the lines of the tone of the darkest noir, Jim Thompson stuff, but also reminds me a bit of Hunter S. The hunt for the killer and the history behind it is an absorbing read. Return to Book Page. It’s 5-star genre fiction. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Al resierto, todo se resume en saber que contar, y como y cuando contarlo.
They move at the whims of men more powerful than they are but still find ways to assert themselves.
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I’m older, but you’re far better looking. In his personal life, Mal is fighting his ex-wife for custody of his son. That’s a lot for Ellroy to keep up in the air, desieryo I’ll confess that at times I get a little tangled up in all the leads and conspiracies. The Red Scare plotline is thematically important and historically relevant, but Ellroy is understandably, I guess a lot less interested in labor activists than he is in gangsters, desiertto killers, and dirty cops, and it sometimes shows.
Carlos Alberto Gardini Translator. Mi piace il lelroy che lui ha di presentare i personaggi un po’ alla volta, ti lascia il tempo di farti delle idee per poi demolirle piano piano. One of the editorial endorsements on my copy describes this book as ‘insane’ and I couldn’t think of a more accurate word. They form loyalties, pursue justice as best they can, and try to make it out alive.
El gran desierto by James Ellroy (4 star ratings)
Brutal, graphic action, language, everything. Deputy Danny Upshaw works for County, and he’s an ambitious, intelligent go-g It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.
Take all that rage and secrecy and conscience and add a prominent Communist witch-hunt all three men are conscripted into. 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 two in her last chapter. Ellroy lives in Los Angeles.
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And it’s not that it’s unmoving — it certainly has elements of tragedy — but none of the characters is as introspective as Bucky Bleichert, and Ellroy seems less interested in navigating the emotional landscape this time around.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. The book is a spare and bleak examination of the dregs of the Los Angeles Buzz Meeks-bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes-is fighting communism for the money.
The story turns and churns, twisting to the breaking point by involving historical personages like Howard Hughes and Mickey Cohen, but always snaps back to the scramble for a killer. Suffice it to say that’s it’s pretty heavy going dfsierto definitely not for the squeamish, as the murders involved are among the most graphically horrific I’ve ever encountered.