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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Deputy Danny Upshaw works for County, and he’s an ambitious, intelligent go-getter with a drinking problem and a secret. Recommended for those readers who have no faith in humanity and just want to take their car for a spin in the gutter.

The first book was for him personal, connected to the death of his own mother, in his version of The Black Dahlia, set in the late forties.

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There are on occasions unsubtle shifts, which come off as too abrupt and a tad unbelievable. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. He recognizes the murder as the work of a true madman and is instantly obsessed with finding the killer, but his investigation is hampered by the jurisdictional feuds between his department and the city cops. Buzz is two-timing the hoodlum Mickey Cohen by having an intense affair with Mickey’s girlfirend.

He’s a writer of incredible economy, sentences rarely exceed more than a line and the action comes in short, sharp bursts, which is good, when the action drives the story.

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Some better editing might have cleared this up. We can only wonder how much filth a writer is able to expose. Mi piace il modo che lui ha di presentare i personaggi un po’ alla volta, ti lascia il tempo di farti delle idee per poi demolirle piano piano. Powerful, gritty, and unforgettable.


Can you dig this, hepcat? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Buzz flirts with rgan by cuckolding his gangster boss. Customers who bought this item also bought.

But one hundred pages in I was stunned not just how great is is, but how much I was enjoying it. Carlos Alberto Gardini Translator. When a horribly mutilated dead body is discovered, the count deputy Desirrto Upshaw is assigned to the investigation.

All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare. I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner.

It was only towards the end of the novel that they all became clear to me, I felt many were unnecessary to the story. Quotes from El gran desierto.

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.

He’s also the one wondering if Mal’s responsible for those bullets he took a few years ago, though he’s sensible about it: La prima volta che si parla di Mickey Cohen, pensavo che fosse uno che voleva fare piazza pulita dei corrotti tra la polizia, poi ho pensato fosse un nero, nonostante il nome, alla fine ho capito che era un ebreo.

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Ellry takes a lot of effort, and even though the story is perhaps too unwieldy by the last 50 pages or so, Ellroy mostly manages. He works as a fixer for Howard Hughes, and his cozy relationships with the crooks and film industry folks make him the perfect bag man and troubleshooter for the Red hunting enterprise.


Major historical themes are the Red Scare of the s and rampant homophobia. Other hallmarks of his work include dense plotting and a relentlessly pessimistic worldview. Prepare your stomach for it. It’s 5-star genre fiction. Very highly recommended for those interested in good writing and a good story, or in crime fiction more specifically.

Yran y La Dalia negra fueron llevadas a la gran pantalla. This doesn’t mean that they’re above committing horrible, violent acts–in one of the most difficult-to-read scenes, view spoiler [Mal, the one who is most admired by the others for his decency, brutally beats his wife after she tells him that the Nazi officer he killed was in fact her protector and lover, not her rapist, and was also working to sabotage the concentration camps.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Ellroy ddsierto Noir the hard way: You have the weeding out of Communists in the entertainment world colliding in a perfect storm with grisly homosexual murders. One could see glimpses in The Black Dahlia of the writer he would become. Homophobia ellroj Commie-fear-mongering are the central features here, and they are intertwined in the central brutal series of crimes. Share your thoughts with other customers. It really has all you want out of LA Noir.

Una frase che dice Danny, quando viene nominato la prima volta, descrive appieno l’atmosfera di tutto il libro: