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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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Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Can you dig this, hepcat? The three detective characters all have interesting back stories and are aspiring to do different things. They form loyalties, pursue justice as best they can, and try to make it out alive. The fate of Danny Upshaw broke my fucking heart.

Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. Then again, I’m not very bright. I will now read a series of bunny picture books as an antidote. No debe ser sencillo crear una de esas tramas con varios hilos argumentales aparentemente independientes, que convergen al final; con varios personajes distintos y muchos secundarios.

He recognizes the murder as the work of a true madman and is instantly obsessed with finding the killer, but his investigation is hampered gfan the jurisdictional feuds between his department and the city cops. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


El gran desierto by James Ellroy (4 star ratings)

Rival gangsters Jack Dragna and Mickey Cohen are fighting for control of the town. Dudley Smith is the perfect bogeyman. For example, there is a long build up of tense flirtation between Upshaw and De Haven which suddenly handbrakes round, “Claire said ‘Ladies Man?

It really has all you want out of LA Noir.

The story turns and churns, twisting to the breaking point by involving historical personages like Howard Hughes and Mickey Cohen, but always snaps back to the scramble for a killer. 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: For all the darkness swirling around, and for all the darkness inside of them, Ellroy’s three men here have a very real, if fractured, sense of goodness.

Over the course of the book, which in Ellroy’s phrase tells the tale of the “legbreakers of history,” a lively gan 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. Se lo que estas pensando Spanish Edition. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

El gran desierto

Hollywood, homosexuals, drugs, jazz, sex, the Mob, crooked cops, etc. The three stories of Danny Upshaw, Mal Considine and Buzz Meeks interlink over eplroy Communist ploy to good effect and later on over the eplroy. Or if, say, a discussion came up about whether we ought to return to the Cold War fifties, Ozzie and Harriet, sock hops, and so on, Elllroy might just punch you in the face over that one. As a brief aside I also love fiction that contains real people from history and it was hugely enjoyable to research some of the events and identities as I went along.


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: We’re of equal rank.

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Homophobia gan Commie-fear-mongering are the central features here, and they are intertwined in the central brutal series of crimes. The LA it depicts is a ungodly dystopia, like a place that exists in the subconscious. It can’t–and doesn’t–make the leap to literary fiction.

And his panache for research on eel period and intermixing his fiction with the less-so really gives the story a set of balls. I’m older, but you’re far better looking. Mal Considine heads a task force to investigate Communists. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It takes a lot of effort, and even though the story is perhaps too unwieldy by the last 50 pages or so, Ellroy mostly manages.