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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Ostensibly about the police squeezing the communists who hold the line for unions combating their studio employers, The Big Nowhere manages to mesh in the mob and a gruesome serial killer storyline.

The cover aesthetic seemed to communicate dl the kind of book I wouldn’t like; Twenty-first century pulp, fiction for airports. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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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. If all that sounds vran, honestly, it should–read The Big Nowhere. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Would you grna to tell us about a lower price? It’s an idiom so applicable I’m not even going to bother typing it. La prima volta che si parla di Mickey Cohen, pensavo che fosse uno che voleva fare piazza pulita dei corrotti tra la polizia, poi ho pensato fosse un nero, nonostante il nome, alla fine ho capito che era un ebreo.


Much better than Black Dahlia, the plot seemed more focused. Some studio executives bran hand-in-hand with the civic administration, corrupt policemen and organized crime. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It can’t–and doesn’t–make the leap to literary fiction.

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To ask other readers questions about El gran desiertoplease sign up. Some better editing might have cleared this up. Se lo que estas pensando Spanish Edition. Ho apprezzato la passione accademica di Upshaw, il suo voler migliorare, si jamed a credere che sia bravissimo, infallibile, quando poi lui parla con il suo ex prof.

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It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice. Get gdan, free shipping with Amazon Prime. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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.

Some of the more grann drawn supporting characters include a sexually voracious heiress with Communist sympathies, a plastic surgeon with the disconcerting habit of picking his fingernails with a scalpel whose clients include movie stars and gangsters, and the absolute apotheosis of corruption, the smiling, blarney-slinging monster cop, Dudley Smith. It took me about forty pages to get into it, but once I was hooked, I ditched my schedule to finish the story.


Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: There are some drawbacks. But one hundred pages in I was stunned not just how great is is, but how much I was enjoying it.

Ellroy handles the complex web commendably and the outlandish story is acceptable on its own terms, and utterly pleasurable. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Deutscher Krimi Preis for 2. Ellroy has a tendency to go long and let his plots wander in a hundred directions before gathering up the threads at the end. 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.

But Danny is haunted by the mutilations and is tenacious in his investigations. Mal Considine heads a task force to investigate Communists. Books by James Ellroy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Oh, and there’s Lt.