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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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Make a guess whom Ellroy most admires: The characters were as flawed and intense as ever and continue to be my favorite aspect of James Ellroy’s writing. I’m on the Ellroy train and in for the long haul.

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It could be that this is the pinnacle, or near pinnacle, of the gothic crime novel, if that strange beast exists at all. This is not a disservice to that particular voice, Ellroy has it to a tee and when it’s on form it is like listening to a cross between Raymond Chandler and Biggie Smalls.

Ho apprezzato la bravura dell’autore, ma non il suo pessimismo. James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in Share your thoughts with other customers. The District Attorney’s office is launching a Communist witch hunt in the midst of a labor battle between mob-affiliated Teamsters, movie studios, and the extras and stagehands union. Mal Considine heads a task force to investigate Communists.

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Mal needs a big splashy success to boost his career. 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. He takes narrative and moral risks that most other crime writers wouldn’t. 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: The setting isLos Angeles.

Mal is a reasonably upstanding and likable rising star, provided you can ignore the swirling rumors that he put a hit out on his ex-wife’s lover, murdered a man during the war, and is currently engaged in a particularly seething custody battle over his stepson. Danny Upshaw graan a Sheriff’s deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they’re his chance to make his name as a cop I will now read a series of bunny picture books as an antidote. 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.

This is good, though you sort of need to take a shower afterwards. It’s by no means a perfect book, and certainly not as assured or p Vintage Ellroy, with non-stop attitude, nastiness and above all, voice. Ellroy is known for desiwrto “telegraphic” writing style, which omits words other writers would consider necessary, and often features sentence fragments.

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There are on occasions unsubtle shifts, which come off as too abrupt and a tad unbelievable. Someone is murdering and mutilating g Broader in scope and less personal than The Black Dahlia. 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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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. For that, Raymond Chandler remains the master on this path. 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 It’s an idiom so applicable I’m not even going to bother typing it.

I think my preconceived notions about Meaks prevented me from embracing the character. It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice. Ellroy handles the complex web commendably and the outlandish story is acceptable on its own terms, and utterly pleasurable.

Along the lines of the tone of the darkest noir, Jim Thompson stuff, but also reminds me a bit of Hunter S.

Their morals appeared to me to be the same – each motivated by money and the possibility of moving up the ladder.

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