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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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner. Both rgan be read in years as future academics and fans try to tease out how exactly how fucked-up the 20th century really was. Write a customer review. And then more bodies with the same modus operandi turn up.

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The characters were as flawed and intense as ever and continue to be my favorite aspect of James Ellroy’s writing. Be the first to jamez this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Meeks is an ex-cop who is equally comfortable paying a bribe or cracking a skull with his trusty night stick. The This novel is striking, for better and for jaames.


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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Open Preview See a Problem? Try the Kindle ep and experience these great reading features: In fact the whole book had a very Freudian undertone, characters change identities, motivations are episodic and vague.

La prima volta che si parla di Mickey Cohen, pensavo che fosse uno che voleva fare piazza pulita dei corrotti tra la deierto, poi ho pensato fosse un nero, nonostante il nome, alla fine ho capito che era un ebreo. Their corruption is sexual, financial, and ideological the Red Scare plays a large part in the plotand fueled by the personal ambition of 3 main characters whose lives intersect: They move at the whims of men more powerful than they are but still find ways to assert themselves.

Ellroy is known for a “telegraphic” writing style, which omits words other writers would consider necessary, and often features sentence fragments. As this book is all plot, it’s hard to say much about it without giving anything away. Start reading El gran desierto on your Kindle in under a minute.

And his panache for research on the period and intermixing his fiction with the less-so really gives the story a set of balls. He adds Danny to his task force recognizing his potential and mentors him.

Perhaps less stylistically innovative or weird than the more well-known LA Confidential, the tauter American Tabloid, and elllroy 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 i Iames could be that this is the pinnacle, or near pinnacle, of the gothic crime novel, if that strange beast exists at all.

When a horribly mutilated dead body is discovered, the count deputy Danny Upshaw is assigned to the investigation.

View all 8 comments. Ellroy handles the complex web commendably and the outlandish story is acceptable on its own terms, and utterly pleasurable.


Some of the turns of phrase, the throwaway lines, the stream of conscious insights are magnificent. There’s a problem desidrto this menu right now. One follows a series of murders in L.

A strike by the UAES United Alliance for Extras and Stagehands for better wages and against the studios provide an opportunity for the communists to stir up trouble and for an ambitious set of people to set up a grand jury to investigate subversion by communists.

I felt the reveal revealed too much and bordered on farcical. He might just have an opinion about what it might mean to Make America Great Again.

Los Angeles, California United States. Make a guess whom Ellroy most admires: There is a whole cadre of characters and difficult to stay on top of them all.

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. 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 vran the edge.

Zoot Suits Lieutenant Mal Considine, on the other hand, agrees to work with power-hungry prosecutors, corrupted cops and gangster union bosses and hunt communists only to get promoted and win custody of his adopted son.