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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Then again, I’m not very bright.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: It could be that this is the pinnacle, or near pinnacle, of the gothic crime novel, if that strange beast exists at all. Ellroy’s explanation is longer and more fun to read, but I still wish these salient details were woven into earlier chapters permitting the reader to piece together the puzzle in the course of reading.

I wasn’t recognising it as good objecti It’s an idiom so applicable I’m not even going to bother typing it. I’m on the Ellroy train and in for the long haul.

We can only wonder how much filth a writer is able to expose. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Take all that rage and secrecy and conscience and add a prominent Communist witch-hunt all three men are conscripted into.

Mal needs a big splashy success to boost his career. The novel opens on New Years Day, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Return to Book Page. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. On the other hand it’s an absolutely spellbinding piece of storytelling.


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The hunt for the killer and the history behind it is an absorbing read. Una frase che dice Danny, quando viene nominato la prima volta, descrive appieno l’atmosfera di tutto il libro: What mess there is here, though, feels organic, like the natural consequence of having this many people and this much corruption in one place, and the ending both pulls things together and provides you with a chronology that makes you feel how the mistakes and crimes of a bunch of people slowly intersected and built off each other to grran to this kind of catastrophe.

He patiently, methodically and bravely follows up on all clues he unearths, eventually linking to a history of serial killings. Quartet, they’re also the best we have, and they have their own damaged–and damaging–kindness. Suffice it to say that’s it’s ddsierto heavy going and definitely not for the squeamish, as the murders involved are among the most graphically horrific I’ve ever encountered.

When a horribly mutilated dead body is discovered, the count deputy Danny Upshaw is assigned to the investigation. Someone is murdering and mutilating g Broader in scope and less personal than The Black Dahlia.

Hollywood writers and actors and hangers-on spouting cheap trauma, Pinko platitudes and guilt over raking in big money during the Depression, then penancing the bucks out to spurious leftist causes.

One of Mickey Cohen’s bagmen is falling for the mob boss’s mistress. It pushes the genre to its outer limits.

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For that, Raymond Chandler remains the master on this path. I have a bias against late book ending which explain the twists and turns of the police procedural ala Agatha Christie, who routinely used this device in a paragraph or two in her last chapter. The LA it depicts is a ungodly dystopia, like a place that exists in the subconscious. Still, it is a novel that if written by any other living crime writer it might be considered their masterpiece and this is only 2nd shelf Ellroy.

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Product details Hardcover Publisher: Lists with This Book. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Urged to “go along to get along”, he refuses to drop his investigation to his great peril. One follows a e,lroy of murders in L.

There is a whole cadre of characters and difficult to stay on top of them all. Write a customer review. He’s also the one wondering if Mal’s responsible for those bullets he elldoy a few years ago, though he’s sensible about it: Since the dead person is a non-entity, the county police is not too anxious to pursue the case to its logical conclusion.