Ellroy, James Perfidia

ISBN 13: 9780434020539

Perfidia

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"An epic and bizarrely transcendental novel that represents an extraordinary achievement by any measure...The zone of Ellroy's ambition, then, is an American Comedie Humaine...This is 700 pump-action pages of brutality, sex, extortion, eugenics, blackmail, back-stabbing and booze: a sustained farrago of social, moral and human chaos that makes Vice City look like a Christian folk festival...The entire cast of Ellroy's city chase liquor and drugs with such savagery that, by the end, you're murmuring about how Irvine Welsh is going to have to be re-shelved with the children's books...This all makes for a genuinely impressive feat of sustained literary energy: 90% of novelists couldn't get anywhere near it...His is an awe-inspiring artistic vision and this is a novel that should surely be read by new readers as well as fans." -- Edward Docx Guardian "James Ellroy's new blockbuster marks a triumphant return to the violent fictional world where he started - 1940s Los Angeles ... Fans will not be disappointed ... It is populated by many of Ellroy's most memorable monsters, notably LAPD Sgt Dudley Smith ... Reading it made me want to return to the original Quartet ... Perfidia is another compelling instalment." Evening Standard "There has never been a writer like James Ellroy." Telegraph "James Ellroy is back doing what he does best, weaving a tangle of tales set in wartime Los Angeles...I look forward, eagerly, to the next three instalments." The Times "Ellroy's back in his murky LA, and it's quite a ride...There surely can't be a more richly or brutally realised city in world literature than James Ellroy's Los Angeles...[Ellroy] has now returned to the LA of his seediest, sweatiest nightmares with Perfidia, the first of a hugely ambitious Second LA Quartet...The prose is still ultra-stripped back and punchy-jabby...The shock and awe of Ellroy's propulsive vision remains visceral, and reading him is about as physical as reading can get without being hit over the head by a book." -- Doug Johnstone Independent on Sunday

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"There has never been a writer like James Ellroy." Telegraph "An epic and bizarrely transcendental novel that represents an extraordinary achievement by any measure ... a genuinely impressive feat of sustained literary energy: 90% of novelists couldn't get anywhere near it...His is an awe-inspiring artistic vision and this is a novel that should surely be read by new readers as well as fans." -- Edward Docx Guardian "The master of American crime fiction." Sunday Times "A triumphant return to the violent fictional world where he started - 1940s Los Angeles ... Fans will not be disappointed ... It is populated by many of Ellroy's most memorable monsters, notably LAPD Sgt Dudley Smith ... Reading it made me want to return to the original Quartet." Evening Standard "James Ellroy is back doing what he does best, weaving a tangle of tales set in wartime Los Angeles...I look forward, eagerly, to the next three instalments." The Times

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Ellroy, James
Verlag: Random House UK Ltd Sep 2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0434020532 ISBN 13: 9780434020539
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Buchbeschreibung Random House UK Ltd Sep 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 233x149x40 mm. Neuware - Nominated for the Folio Prize 701 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780434020539

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