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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L’autore ci confonde intenzionalmente, dandoci poche informazioni alla volta, spesso ripetendole aggiungendo nuovi indizi. He said he was doing his part to undermine the American system of jurisprudence. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. These three storylines are connected by a bigger story jammes LAPD corruption and violence that carries over into the next two novels of the L.

Write a customer review. Like most things, it’s less about politics and ideology and more about money, and how the movie studios can save a buck or two by siding with Cohen’s Teamsters and crushing the fledgling leftist unions, but all three men go along: Can you dig this, hepcat?

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.

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El gran desierto by James Ellroy (4 star ratings)

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. James Ellroy is a man so ornery he threatened to strangle Kemper with his lower intestines. In his personal life, Mal is fighting his ex-wife for custody of his son. Get to Know Us.


And it’s not that it’s unmoving — it certainly has elements of tragedy — but none of the characters is as introspective as Bucky Bleichert, and Ellroy seems less interested in navigating the emotional landscape this time around. Danny Upshaw is young, pursuing his education, bright with hope and ambition to become a detective. Much better than Black Dahlia, the plot seemed more focused. I had read reviews that hyped up James Ellroy as an extraordinary writer of crime fiction. 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.

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.

It’s 5-star genre fiction. Product details Hardcover Publisher: This was a real intense humdinger of a book! 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.

You have the weeding out of Communists in the entertainment world colliding desiedto a perfect storm with grisly homosexual murders. View all 10 comments. He can already tell they’ll all make a grand team.

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Great another genre I didn’t realise I loved, just what I need. Share your thoughts with other customers.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Both of them are fascinating characters. Lists with This Book. In fact the whole book had a very Freudian undertone, characters change identities, motivations are episodic and vague.


The thing about it is it’s just so extreme. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I wasn’t recognising it as good objectively, I was pulled right in, flicking pages over eager to learn more, furiously straining towards the end of chapters as my tram rolled up to its destination. But perserverance paid off, and it is in the later third of ‘The Big Nowhere’, I was sucked right into the narration and could only marvel at the way Ellroy tied up disparate threads together.

Ellroy has a tendency to go long and let his plots wander in a hundred directions before gathering up the threads at the end. Make a guess grab Ellroy most admires: 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: The cover aesthetic seemed to communicate jzmes the kind of book I wouldn’t like; Twenty-first century pulp, fiction for airports.

As elleoy brief aside I also love fiction that contains real people from history and it was hugely enjoyable dexierto research some of the events and identities as I went along. Meeks is an ex-cop who is equally comfortable paying a bribe or cracking a skull with his trusty night stick.