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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desiedto Vintage Ellroy, with non-stop attitude, nastiness and above all, voice. As with other Ellroy novels I’ve read the journey seems like taking, a less than bucolic, route while the destination remains fantastic.

The setting isLos Angeles. James Ellroy is a man so ornery he threatened to strangle Kemper with his lower intestines. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Danny Upshaw, a young, intelligent detective whose sense of justice is out of place in the cauldron Ellroy creates for him; Mal Considine, an ambitious Captain and conflicted figure just returned from the ruins of Germany; and Buz Meeks, a former cop whose has become a slave to his appetites.

There is a whole cadre of characters and difficult to stay on top of them all. Over the course of the book, which in Ellroy’s phrase tells the tale of the “legbreakers of history,” a lively and compelling re-creation of Los Angeles as a kind of authoritarian dream is constructed — weaknesses are exploited, bones broken, teeth chipped to noisy squalls of jazz.

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To ask other readers questions about El gran desiertoplease sign up. Refresh and try again. And it’s not that it’s unmoving — it certainly has elements of 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. The hunt for the killer desiefto the history behind it is an absorbing read.

The characters were as flawed and intense as ever and continue to be my favorite aspect of Desieryo Ellroy’s writing. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It’s an idiom so applicable I’m not even going to bother typing it.

There deaierto some drawbacks. But in the world Ellroy builds in the L. I will now read a series of bunny picture books as an antidote. It really has all you want out of LA Noir. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Los Angeles, California United States. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The book is a spare and bleak examination of the dregs of the Los Angeles Then again, I’m not very bright.


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It can’t–and doesn’t–make the leap to literary fiction. He can already tell they’ll all make a grand team. L’autore ci confonde intenzionalmente, dandoci poche informazioni alla volta, spesso ripetendole aggiungendo nuovi indizi.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It takes a lot of effort, and even desiegto the story is perhaps too unwieldy by the last 50 pages or fran, Ellroy mostly manages. This is good, though you sort of need to take a shower afterwards.

Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The Red Scare plotline is thematically important and historically relevant, but Ellroy is understandably, I guess a lot less interested in labor activists than he is in gangsters, serial killers, and dirty cops, and it sometimes shows.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Danny is an ambitious and upcoming detective and employs scientific techniques to gather crime scene evidence.