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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Buzz flirts with death by cuckolding his gangster boss. When a horribly mutilated dead body is discovered, the count deputy Danny Upshaw is elllroy to the investigation. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Uno de los pocos que tenemos en la literatura actual. He said he was doing his part to undermine the American system of jurisprudence. Some studio executives are hand-in-hand with the civic administration, corrupt policemen and organized crime.

He’s a writer of incredible economy, sentences rarely exceed more than a desiwrto and the action comes in short, sharp bursts, which is good, when the action drives the story.

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Since the dead person is a non-entity, the county police is not too anxious to pursue the case to its logical conclusion. Ostensibly about the police squeezing the communists who hold the line for unions combating their studio employers, The Big Nowhere manages to mesh in 3. Hollywood, homosexuals, drugs, jazz, sex, the Mob, crooked cops, etc.


Customers who bought this item also bought. Product details Paperback Publisher: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Carlos Alberto Gardini Translator. Don’t have a Kindle? Ex-cop Buzz Meeks is the fixer for a gangster as well as a pimp for Howard Hughes.

Someone is murdering and mutilating gay men, and nobody cares except an ambitious and haunted young Sheriffs’ Deputy. Homophobia and Commie-fear-mongering are the central features here, and they are intertwined in the central brutal series of crimes.

Zoot Suits Lieutenant Mal Considine, on the other hand, agrees to work with power-hungry prosecutors, corrupted cops and gangster union bosses and hunt communists only to get promoted and win custody of his adopted son.

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Brutal, graphic action, language, everything. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And on this level, Ellroy is quite good.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. View all 3 comments. They form loyalties, pursue justice as best they can, and try to make it out alive. Along the lines of the tone of the darkest noir, Jim Thompson stuff, but also reminds me a bit of Hunter S. Perhaps less stylistically innovative or weird than the more well-known LA Confidential, the tauter American Tabloid, and the nearly unclassifiable White Jazz, 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 i It could be that this is the pinnacle, or near pinnacle, of the gothic crime novel, if that strange beast exists at all.


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Inside, he went straight for his copy of the grand ell package It can’t–and doesn’t–make the leap to ellry fiction. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Meeks is an ex-cop who is equally comfortable paying a bribe or cracking a skull with his trusty night stick. Then again, I’m desoerto very bright. This really, really needs to be made into a good movie.

And his panache for research on the period and intermixing his fiction with the less-so really gives the story a set of balls.