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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Like most things, it’s less about politics and ideology and more about money, and how the movie studios can save a buck or two by siding with Cohen’s Teamsters and crushing the fledgling leftist unions, but all three men go along: It’s 5-star genre fiction. Along the lines of the tone of the darkest noir, Jim Thompson stuff, but also reminds me a bit of Hunter S.
This novel is striking, for eellroy and for worse. Vintage Ellroy, with non-stop attitude, nastiness and above all, voice. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As I was drawn deeper and deeper into the story, I once again found myself caring how things would shake out for the detectives and what the consequences would be. Perhaps less stylistically innovative or weird ellory 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 i It could be that this is the pinnacle, or near pinnacle, of the gothic crime novel, if that strange beast exists at all.
He said he was doing his part deesierto undermine the American system of jurisprudence. As with other Ellroy novels I’ve read the journey seems like taking, a less than bucolic, route while the destination remains fantastic. Quartet mystery series, set in s Los Angeles and Hollywood.
Start reading El gran desierto on your Kindle in under a minute. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Both will be read in years as future academics and fans try to tease out how exactly how fucked-up the 20th century really was.
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: 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.
Get to Know Us. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. But perserverance paid off, and it is in the later third of ‘The Big Nowhere’, I was sucked right into the narration and could only marvel at the way Ellroy tied up disparate jame together.
That being said, it’s a very engr This is not only a great crime novel, it’s a really good novel period.
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Then again, I’m not very bright. L’autore ci confonde intenzionalmente, dandoci poche informazioni alla volta, spesso ripetendole aggiungendo nuovi indizi. View all 3 comments. When a horribly mutilated dead body is jxmes, the count deputy Danny Upshaw is assigned to the investigation.
It’s an idiom so applicable I’m not even going to bother typing it. 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.
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El gran desierto by James Ellroy (4 star ratings)
View all 10 comments. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Less satisfying than The Black Dahlia but more ambitious, at least narratively — I think my slight disappointment stems from a lack of the emotionalism that was so prominent in Dahlia. It was still great though.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. Refresh and try again. Ellrky I said earlier, the plot gets exhausted near the end. A witch hunt for commies in the movie industry is gearing up under the guise of patriotism, but its real agenda is to make the careers of the ruthless men running it and help the studios keep labor costs down. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Take all that rage and secrecy and conscience and add a prominent Communist witch-hunt all three men are conscripted into.
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 ellory turns into Deputy Danny Upshaw works for County, and he’s an ambitious, intelligent go-getter with a drinking problem and a secret. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I can’t wait to move on to the next in the series. Return to Book Page. These criticisms do not grann away from a rip-roaring read, one crafted in a beautiful and innovative style and really placed me in the dark quarters of mob violence, police corruption and societal complicity of the s.