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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Danny is a brilliant young detective with a secret he can’t even admit to himself.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I had read reviews that hyped up James Ellroy as an extraordinary writer of crime fiction. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Ex-cop Buzz Meeks is the fixer for a gangster as well as a pimp for Howard Hughes.

Trivia About The Big Nowhere That’s a lot for Ellroy to keep up in the air, and I’ll confess that at times I get a little tangled up in all the leads and conspiracies. Buzz Meeks-bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes-is fighting communism for the ellry.

It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice. Someone is murdering and mutilating g Broader in scope and less personal than The Black Dahlia.

The fate of Danny Upshaw broke my fucking heart. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


The setting isLos Angeles. LA Noir by the master.

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That being said, it’s a gean engr This is not only a great crime novel, it’s a really good novel period. The District Attorney’s office is launching a Communist witch hunt in the midst of a labor battle between mob-affiliated Teamsters, movie studios, and the extras and stagehands union. He takes narrative and moral risks that most other crime writers wouldn’t.

The narrative voice between the three characters sold me as fully formed characters, but left me unable to differentiate between the three as unique voices.

Great America Never Was. I felt the reveal revealed too much and bordered on farcical.

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This was a real intense humdinger of a book! A witch hunt for commies in the movie industry is gearing up under the guise of patriotism, but its real agenda is to make the careers of the ruthless men running it and help the studios keep labor costs down. 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: I’m older, but you’re far better looking.

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Ellroy’s explanation is longer and more fun to read, but I still wish these salient details were woven into earlier chapters permitting the reader to piece together the puzzle in the course of reading.


He said he was doing his part to undermine the American system of jurisprudence. Dudley Smith is the perfect bogeyman. desiertk

Ellroy transforms Noir the hard way: And his panache for research on the period and intermixing his fiction with the less-so really gives the story a set of balls. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Very highly recommended for those interested in good writing and a good story, or in crime fiction more specifically.

As if that’s not enough, the murders on Danny Upshaw’s plate are particularly gruesome, complete with biting, corpse mutilation, and necrophiliac rape, but because they’re happening to gay men and drug addicts, neither LAPD nor County is much bothered by it. Ellroy has been called the “Demon Dog of American crime fiction. When this book was put into my hands I groaned inwardly. His books are noted for their dark humor and depiction of American authoritarianism.

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