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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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. When a horribly mutilated dead body is discovered, the count deserto Danny Upshaw is assigned to the investigation. This book is a tequila shot not a glass of burgundy. Read more Read less. Locusts attacking social causes with the wrong information and bogus solutions, their one legit gripe–the Sleepy Lagoon case–almost blown through guilt by association: Share your thoughts with other customers.

He’s also the one wondering if Mal’s responsible for those bullets he ellory a few years ago, though he’s sensible about it: Any review of Ellroy jammes give a customary nod to his unique style, so heed the notice if you like your sentences with Dickens-esque eloquence. They both have made their own dark corner of genre fiction literary.

Trivia About The Big Nowhere People led to Lesnick’s couch by their promiscuity and dipshit politics. Set up a giveaway. 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.

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

Oh Ted, how were you ever able to pull off that charade? 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.

This hits a lot harder on the malignancy scale than many of his other books– it’s unrelenting, and brutal, and absolutely nobody comes out of it looking like anything other than shit, but that’s part of what makes Ellroy compelling: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. 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.

Someone is murdering and mutilating gay men, and nobody cares except an ambitious and haunted young Sheriffs’ Deputy. Ellroy handles the complex web commendably and the outlandish story is acceptable on its own terms, and utterly pleasurable.

For example, there is a long build up of tense flirtation between Upshaw and De Haven which suddenly handbrakes round, “Claire said ‘Ladies Man? Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. Other hallmarks of his work include dense plotting and a relentlessly pessimistic worldview. Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff’s deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they’re his chance to make his name as a cop Perhaps less stylistically innovative or weird than the more well-known LA Confidential, the tauter American Tabloid, and the nearly unclassifiable White Jazz, this novel is James Ellroy’s attempt, I think, at fusing the kind of dread so evident in Poe with the “policier” — and he succeeds beautifully, entertainingly, with more than a hint of the style that he would perfect in later books like LA Confidential.


Una frase che dice Danny, quando viene nominato la prima volta, descrive appieno l’atmosfera di tutto il libro: One of the editorial endorsements on my copy describes this book as ‘insane’ and I couldn’t think of a more accurate word.

Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. L’autore ci confonde intenzionalmente, dandoci poche informazioni alla volta, spesso ripetendole aggiungendo nuovi indizi. Like his other efforts, the whodunnit aspect of the murder mystery interested me less than the whydunnit.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Danny is an ambitious and upcoming detective and employs scientific techniques to gather crime scene evidence. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Start reading El gran desierto on jammes Kindle in under a minute. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The three ellrly characters all have interesting back stories and are aspiring to do different things.

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Perfectly paced and plotted and readers, it is really, really plottednot a single detail out of place or missing. The cover aesthetic seemed to communicate precisely the kind of book I wouldn’t like; Twenty-first century pulp, fiction for airports.

Ho apprezzato la bravura dell’autore, ma non il suo pessimismo. These criticisms do not take away from a rip-roaring read, one crafted in a beautiful and innovative style and really placed me in the dark quarters of mob ddesierto, police corruption and societal complicity of the s.