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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You have the weeding out of Communists in the entertainment world colliding in a perfect storm with grisly homosexual murders. There is a whole cadre of characters and difficult to stay on top of them all.

I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner.

El gran desierto

Perfectly paced and plotted and readers, it is really, really plottednot a single detail out of place or deeierto. Brace your eyes and smash it down. Rival gangsters Jack Dragna and Mickey Cohen are fighting for control of the town.

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Se lo que estas pensando Spanish Edition. Return to Book Page. I wasn’t recognising it as good objectively, I was pulled right in, flicking pages over eager to learn more, furiously ggan towards the end of chapters as my tram rolled up to its destination. I will now read a series of bunny picture books as an antidote.


La diferencia entre un buen y un mal narrador. He’s also the one wondering if Mal’s responsible for those bullets he took a few years ago, though he’s sensible about it: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Set up a giveaway. View all 3 comments. As this book is all plot, it’s hard to say much about it without giving anything away.

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Hollywood writers and actors and hangers-on spouting cheap trauma, Pinko platitudes and guilt grna raking in big money during the Depression, then penancing the bucks out to grna leftist causes. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. A gripping, gritty saga beginning on New Years Daywhen a murder victim is found, to the final and full conclusion of the case.

When it comes to, like, stuff. Danny Upsaw, ayudante del sheriff, se obsesiona con el caso mientras se convierte en anzuelo contra los comunistas en Hollywood. As I said earlier, the plot gets exhausted near the end. LA Noir by the master. Then again, I’m not very bright.

El gran desierto by James Ellroy (4 star ratings)

Mi piace il modo che lui ha di presentare i personaggi un po’ alla volta, ti lascia il tempo di farti delle idee per poi demolirle piano piano. The first book was for him personal, connected to the death of his own mother, in his version of The Black Dahlia, set in the late forties.


Uno de los pocos que tenemos en la literatura actual. One of the editorial endorsements on my copy describes this book as ‘insane’ and I couldn’t think of a more accurate word. 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 dessierto face over that one.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. View all 20 comments. Some studio executives are hand-in-hand desietto the civic administration, corrupt policemen and organized crime. Meanwhile LAPD Lieutenant Mal Considine is recruited to work on gathering evidence against Communists for a grand jury, and the job is just the thing he needs to boost his promising career and help him with some family issues.