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 . Retrato único de una ciudad y sus entrañas, El gran desierto es la segunda novela del «Cuarteto de Los Ángeles», tetralogía.
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Other hallmarks of his work include dense plotting and a relentlessly pessimistic worldview. This was a real intense humdinger of a book! Take all that rage and secrecy and conscience and add a prominent Communist witch-hunt all three men are conscripted into.
Since the dead person is a non-entity, the county police is not too anxious to pursue the case to its logical conclusion. Then again, I’m not very bright. It’s by no means a perfect book, and certainly not as assured or p Vintage Ellroy, with non-stop attitude, nastiness and deseirto all, voice.
The writing is excellent, though I was slowed by s cop jargon. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The hunt for the killer and the history behind it is an absorbing read. Share your thoughts with other customers. This really, really needs to be made into a good movie. Explore the Home Gift Guide. English Choose a language for shopping. Suffice it to say that’s it’s pretty heavy going and definitely not for the squeamish, as the murders involved are among the most graphically horrific I’ve ever encountered.
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Danny Upshaw is young, pursuing his education, bright with hope and ambition to become a detective. Carlos Alberto Gardini Translator. Start reading El gran fesierto on your Kindle in under a minute.
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Quartet 2 by James Ellroy. You have the weeding out of Communists in the entertainment world colliding in a perfect storm with grisly homosexual murders. Like a step down in depravity from that world. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
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People led to Lesnick’s couch by their promiscuity and dipshit politics. On the other hand it’s an absolutely spellbinding piece of storytelling. As with other Ellroy novels I’ve read the journey seems like taking, a less than bucolic, route while the destination remains fantastic. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Return to Book Page. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
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. Everything about it is out of line, the murders are far too violent, the setting are far too nostalgic and the characters back stories are unspeakably dark.
We’re of equal rank. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Ci ho messo un po’, prima di capire la differenza fra la polizia di Los Angeles, l’ufficio dello sceriffo della contea e l’ufficio del procuratore. It really has all you want out of LA Noir. That being said, it’s a very engrossing read indeed.
He said he was doing his part to undermine the American system of jurisprudence. As I said earlier, the plot gets exhausted near the end. I have a bias against late book ending which explain the twists and turns of the police procedural ala Jamess Christie, who routinely used this device in a paragraph or two in her last chapter. Ellroy lives in Los Angeles. Open Preview See a Problem?
Trivia About The Big Nowhere In fact the whole book had a very Freudian undertone, desierfo change identities, motivations are episodic and vague.
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Their morals appeared to me to be the same – each motivated by money and the possibility of moving up the ladder. In his personal life, Mal is fighting his ex-wife for custody of his son. Confidentialand White Jazz —were international best sellers.
Ellroy’s explanation is longer and more fun to read, but I still wish these salient details were woven into earlier chapters permitting the reader to piece together the puzzle in the course of reading. In essence this novel follows the trajectory of several corrupt policemen as they become involved in a murder at the height of postwar Los Angeles, just at turns into Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Gdan.