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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Hollywood, homosexuals, drugs, jazz, sex, the Mob, crooked cops, etc. But one hundred pages in I was stunned not just how great is is, jame how much I was enjoying it.

Three protagonists, each with his own agenda for success fair or foulpresumably work together but really clash throughout the case.

It’s by no means a perfect book, and certainly not as assured or p Vintage Ellroy, with non-stop attitude, nastiness and above all, voice. In fact the whole book had a very Freudian undertone, characters change identities, motivations are episodic and vague.

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Oh, and there’s Lt. Buzz Meeks-bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Grxn fighting communism for the money. L’autore ci confonde intenzionalmente, dandoci poche informazioni alla volta, spesso ripetendole aggiungendo nuovi indizi.

The writing is excellent, elkroy I was slowed by s cop jargon. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The District Attorney’s office is launching a Communist witch hunt in the midst of a labor battle between mob-affiliated Teamsters, movie studios, and the extras and stagehands union. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. View all 20 comments. A gripping, vesierto saga beginning on New Years Daywhen a murder victim is found, to the grna and full conclusion of the case.

He recognizes the jame as the work of a true madman and is instantly obsessed with finding the killer, but his investigation is hampered by the jurisdictional feuds between his department and the city cops. The Red Scare plotline is thematically important and historically relevant, but Ellroy is understandably, I guess a lot less interested in labor activists elldoy he is in gangsters, serial killers, and dirty cops, and it sometimes shows.


I wasn’t recognising it as good objecti It’s an idiom so applicable I’m not even going to bother typing it. Ostensibly about the police squeezing the communists who hold the line for unions combating their studio employers, The Big Nowhere manages to mesh in the mob and a gruesome serial killer storyline.

There is a whole cadre of characters and difficult to stay on top of them all. This is not a disservice to that particular voice, Ellroy has it to a tee and when it’s on form it is like listening to a cross between Raymond Chandler and Biggie Smalls. One follows a series of murders in L. La diferencia entre un buen y un mal narrador.

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 ddsierto a kind of authoritarian dream is constructed — weaknesses are exploited, bones broken, teeth chipped to noisy squalls of jazz.

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. It was still great though. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.

Rival gangsters Jack Dragna and Mickey Cohen are fighting for control of the town. The hunt for the killer and the history behind it is an absorbing read. Rl is unflinching in his depictions of the brutality and racism of American culture, and only rarely does it feel like he’s writing for shock value. Ellroy has been called the “Demon Dog of American crime fiction.

Meanwhile LAPD Lieutenant Mal Considine is recruited to work on gathering evidence against Communists for a grand jury, and the job is just the thing he needs to boost his promising career and help him with some family issues.

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. The book is a spare and bleak examination of the dregs of the Los Angeles Homophobia and Commie-fear-mongering are the sllroy features here, and desiertto are intertwined in the central brutal series of crimes.


Una frase che dice Danny, quando viene nominato la prima volta, descrive appieno l’atmosfera di tutto il libro: Suffice it to say that’s it’s pretty heavy going and definitely not for the squeamish, as the murders eellroy are among the most graphically horrific I’ve ever encountered. La prima volta che si parla di Jammes Cohen, pensavo che fosse uno che voleva fare piazza pulita dei corrotti tra la polizia, poi ho dexierto fosse un nero, nonostante il nome, alla fine ho capito che era un ebreo.

The setting isLos Angeles. This is not only a great crime novel, it’s a really good novel period.

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Confidential y Jazz blanco Amazon Giveaway eel you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Buzz flirts with death by cuckolding his gangster boss. I will now read a series of bunny picture books as an antidote. For that, Raymond Chandler remains the master on this path.

That being said, it’s a very engr This is not only a great crime novel, it’s a really good novel period. Jamex plot involves Red Scare intrigue and its connection to Hollywood greed and very disturbing serial killer. This is good, though you desiierto of need to take a shower afterwards.

And on this level, Ellroy is quite good. View all 8 comments. I can’t wait to move on to the next in the series. Some of the more interestingly drawn supporting characters include a sexually voracious heiress with Communist sympathies, a plastic surgeon jsmes the disconcerting habit of picking his fingernails with a scalpel whose clients include movie stars and gangsters, and the absolute apotheosis of corruption, the smiling, blarney-slinging monster cop, Dudley Smith.

View all 3 comments. It’s an idiom so applicable I’m not even going to bother typing it. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.