Results 1 – 18 of 18 El ángel caído (Gótica) by William Hjortsberg and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Donde publicar un libro El ángel caído (Gótica), paginas descarga de libros gratis El ángel caído (Gótica), web de libros gratis El ángel caído. Bibliographic Details. Title: EL ANGEL CAIDO. Publisher: Valdemar. Binding: Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Book Condition: Nuevo. About this title. Synopsis.

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Everything that happened, I was able to predict from hints in the first couple chapters. That being said, it did not much detract from how damn good this book is! Born in New York City, he attended agel at Dartmouth and spent a year at the Yale School of Drama before leaving to become a writer.

An easy four stars for the hard-boiled parts, for hjortsbeeg great writing and for the New York setting; two stars for the supernatural parts that I couldn’t buy into and for the gruesome scene that turned hjorstberg stomach, averaging out to three stars.

For the next few years he lived in the Caribbean and Europe, writing two unpublished novels, the second of which earned him a creative writing fellowship at Stanford University. I will try to read it in English and maybe it will better hold my attention.

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In it, Harry Angel is hired by Lou Cyphre get it? Want to Read saving….

Keeten to that list. This is a crime-noir novel, written in the 70’s but actually taking place in the early 50’s. For Harry Angel, a routine missing-persons case soon turns into a fiendish nightmare of voodoo and black magic, of dizzying peril and violent death.

I wish I had read this book before seeing the movie “Angel Heart”. What a joy to discover it is now available for Kindle.


View all 3 comments. A debt is owed. Lovecraft then I suspect you would not find the weirdness level of Falling Angel quite up to snuff. For the next few years he lived in the Caribbean and Europe, writing two unpublished novels, the second of which earned him a creative writing fellowship at Stanford University. The obviousness of the plot and the literary devices did make it extra-amusing that my copy was annotated by someone who pointed out all the most obvious things: And what a thriller this is!

Constant pacing and a more than satisfying ending.

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For instance, did you know that shamus was slang for private detective? Cyphre has discovered Fortune is missing from the place and wants him located. The movie disappeared for years.

As the Second World War began, Favorite was becoming a major star on the order of what Frank Sinatra would become only a few years later, but Favorite was drafted and severely wounded overseas. View all 4 comments. Quotes from Falling Angel. There were more obvious clues dropped in willoam book, and the producers probably felt better removing it before the big screen transfer so it didn’t come across so obvious and easily guessed.

Pick your poison, movie or book, but if you like hardboiled noir, it will be willism for you to ignore this important hjortsbegg to the canon.

Oct 04, Apatt rated it really liked it Shelves: I like how the relationship between Harry and a lady love are better explored in written form, with more scenes and better fleshed out. The first half of the book seemed to move slowly, but once the occult aspects of the case began to appear the mystery itself contributed to the tension plot. I downloaded it and began reading. The final chapters soon picked it up again and whilst the ending was no surprise to me, having seen the movie, it was still a great twist.

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Fortunately, hjortbserg still in print, as it well should be. In brief, I enjoyed the hard-boiled side of the story, the supernatural parts not so much.

I knew the ending of the book already thanks to its film presence, but up until a certain point the script matched the page. Harry Angel is hired by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre to track down a former popular singer named Johnny Favorite.

Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg

His most recent work is Jubilee Hitchhikera biography of author Richard Brautigan. Falling Angel tells the story of Harry Angel: The investigation takes many unexpected turns and eventually Harry ends up involved with blues musicians, fake swamis, voodoo priestesses and a satanic cult. Even wlliam characters names seem well chosen and appropriate: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Getting this book is simple and easy. Naturally, I went to the public library in search of the books on the list. Hjortsberg lives with his family in Montana. And of course, I remembered the ending. I’m still not sure if I understand the motive and circumstances of each murder, it seems like there are multiple plot holes to me, but I’m a little slow too. View all 6 comments.

Languid, yet lethal the cruel, tapered fingers perfect instruments of evil. I think the movie is terrific. Well worth picking up if you like crime noir mixed caio horror. While this doesn’t invalidate the story, it does mean that you get thwacked in the forehead with foreshadowing every other paragraph or so.

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