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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In fact the whole book had a very Freudian undertone, characters change identities, motivations are episodic and vague. Someone is murdering and mutilating gay men, and nobody cares except an ambitious and haunted young Sheriffs’ Deputy.

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Other books in the series. Meeks is an ex-cop who is equally comfortable paying a bribe or cracking a skull with his trusty night stick. Quotes from El gran desierto. One of Mickey Cohen’s bagmen is falling for the mob boss’s mistress.

Eventually circumstances will make them seek to atone for their misdeeds, but their attempts at redemption can be as destructive and blood soaked as the things they already regret.

Deutscher Krimi Preis for 2. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. People led to Lesnick’s couch desierro their promiscuity and dipshit politics. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As a brief aside I also love fiction that contains real people from history and it dexierto hugely enjoyable to research some of the events and identities as I went along.


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Three protagonists, each with his own agenda for success fair or foulpresumably work together but really clash throughout the case. The novel opens on New Years Day, It was still great though.

Dudley Smith is the perfect bogeyman. View all 10 comments. This doesn’t mean that they’re above committing horrible, violent acts–in one of the most ellro scenes, view spoiler [Mal, the one who is most admired by the dfsierto for his decency, brutally beats his wife after she tells him that the Nazi officer he killed was in fact her protector and lover, not her rapist, and was also working to sabotage the concentration camps.

In essence this novel follows the trajectory of several corrupt policemen as they become involved in a murder at the height of postwar Los Angeles, just at turns into Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Oh Ted, how were you ever able to pull off that charade? Inside, he went straight for his copy of the grand jury package It took me about forty pages to get into it, but once I was hooked, I ditched my schedule to finish the story. 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.

His books are noted for their dark humor and depiction of American authoritarianism. Of course the thrust of crime novels is the mystery and I’m not ashamed to say I was completely suckered into this. Perhaps less stylistically innovative or weird than the more well-known LA Confidential, the tauter American Tabloid, and the nearly unclassifiable White Desirto, this novel is James Ellroy’s attempt, I think, at fusing the kind of dread so evident in Poe with the “policier” — and he succeeds beautifully, entertainingly, with more than a hint of the style that he would perfect in later books like LA Confidential.

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There is a whole cadre of characters and difficult to stay gra top of them all. He adds Danny to his task force recognizing his potential and mentors him. Much better jwmes Black Dahlia, the plot seemed more focused. Ellroy handles the complex web commendably and the outlandish story is acceptable on its own terms, and utterly pleasurable.

Hollywood, homosexuals, drugs, jazz, sex, the Mob, crooked cops, etc. Great America Never Was. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Confidentialand White Jazz. I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner.

When this book was put into my hands I groaned inwardly. This hits a lot harder on the malignancy scale than many of his other books– it’s unrelenting, and brutal, and absolutely nobody comes dwsierto of it looking like anything other than shit, but that’s part of what makes Ellroy compelling: To ask other readers questions about Cesierto gran desiertoplease sign up.

I felt the reveal revealed too much and bordered on farcical.