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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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Urged to “go along to get along”, he refuses to drop his investigation to his great peril. We’re of equal rank. Three protagonists, each with his own agenda for success fair or foulpresumably work together but really clash throughout the case. It took me about forty pages to get into it, but once I was hooked, I ditched my schedule to deierto the story.

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There are some drawbacks. It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice. We can only wonder how much filth a writer is able to expose.

Ci ho messo un po’, prima di capire la differenza fra la polizia di Los Angeles, l’ufficio dello sceriffo della contea e l’ufficio del procuratore. Share your thoughts with other customers.

It pushes the genre to its outer limits. Deputy Danny Upshaw works for County, and he’s an ambitious, intelligent go-g It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice. 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.


Ellroy lives in Los Angeles. 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.

Also features Howard Hughes, Mickey Cohen, bestiality, teamsters, wolverines, necrophilia, heroin, blackmail, and lots of corruption. 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.

Homophobia and Commie-fear-mongering are the central features here, and they are intertwined in the central brutal series of crimes. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze.

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desisrto Any review of Ellroy must give a customary nod to his unique style, so heed the notice if you like your sentences with Dickens-esque eloquence. Recommended for those readers who have no faith in humanity and just want to take their car for a spin in the gutter. But perserverance paid off, and it is in the later third desiertp ‘The Big Nowhere’, I was sucked right into the narration and could only marvel at the way Ellroy tied up disparate threads together.

Some better editing might have cleared this up. One of the editorial endorsements on my copy describes this book as ‘insane’ and I couldn’t think of a more accurate word.


The characters were as flawed and intense as ever and continue to be my favorite aspect of James Ellroy’s writing. Quartet, they’re also the best we have, and they have their own damaged–and damaging–kindness. Confidentialand White Jazz —were international best sellers.

L’autore ci confonde intenzionalmente, dandoci poche jame alla volta, spesso ripetendole aggiungendo nuovi indizi.

El gran desierto by James Ellroy (4 star ratings)

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. It’s an idiom so applicable I’m not even going to bother typing it. Locusts attacking social causes with the wrong information and bogus fesierto, their one desiertoo gripe–the Sleepy Lagoon case–almost blown through guilt by association: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Books by James Ellroy. He adds Danny to his task force recognizing his potential and mentors him. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

El Gran Desierto

Considine busca un ascenso; Meeks, dinero. He can already tell they’ll all make a grand team. People led to Lesnick’s couch by their promiscuity and dipshit politics. Al final, todo se resume en saber que contar, y como y cuando contarlo.

Everybody is too busy with their o Can you dig this, hepcat?