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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Although the content of this book aredifficult to be done in the real life, but it is still give good idea. Return to Book Page. The book will pretty much depress you as you realize everyone was doomed from the start, but then everyone is playing with something they shouldn’t be too. angrl

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The first half of the book seemed to move slowly, but once the occult aspects of the case began hjortbserg appear the mystery itself contributed to the tension plot. The first half of the book started really strong but did lose it’s way a bit two thirds in, the pacing seemed to willkam off and it wasn’t quite as engaging making it easy to put down.

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I’m going to dig out the movie and watch it again, just to check myself. His narrative style saves the book for me. There’s brutality and violence, there’s psychological mind games and hidden surprises, there’s tension and a big twist at the end to cap off a journey that was already deadly. Fortunately, it’s still in print, as it well should be. The first, a novel about human brains kept alive by science, was inspired by an off-the-cuff remark Hjortsberg made at a cocktail party.

Unobservant me never noticed until it was brought up in someone else’s review. Books-fly-to-me rated it did not like it Jan 28, Hjortsberg does an excellent job in keeping the reader guessing as the plot unfolds. In brief, I enjoyed the hard-boiled side of the story, the supernatural parts not so much. Soon bodies start appearing and it looks like our man Angel is being set up to take the fall.


Given all that, and the fact that the key plot twist is telegraphed a little early, this is one hell of a twisty plot as everyone eventually gets their due. Noir detective fiction mixed with satanism and a mashup of other supernatural elements, written with economy of purpose, and no happy ending to ruin the bite.

Michael Barras rated it did not like it Mar 06, Hjortsberg describes the city of Manhattan circa in great detail– as he reveals in his own afterword, based entirely on his own youthful memories, and even going to great pains to research exactly what the weather was like in that period of time.

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There’s the private detective, Harold Angel, working out of a crappy little office, dressed sloppily, with stains on his tie; places that people wouldn’t go to after dark; a private hospital in the country, characters involved in the dark world of voodoo and black magic etc.

First person narrations, plenty of dark and gloomy environments, and a hero that is also flawed and willizm real. On the other hand, the movie won on keeping the big secret longer. View all 3 comments. Even if you’ve seen the movie, the book is well worth a read, but those of you who haven’t seen the movie are in hjortwberg a special treat.

Roberta rated it did not like it Sep 25, The book is justifiably included in Jones’ and Newman’s excellent overview volume, “Horror: And Angel’s been hired by someone to find a missing singer who’s been in said hospital but has disappeared. Or at least that’s the story. Going into the last chapters, I have to say I was a bit disappointed. This is the type of book in which if something is described, you can bet your bottom buck that it really existed. When his fellowship ended inHjortsberg was discouraged, still unpublished, and making ends meet as a grocery store stock boy.


The noir detective tends toward the cynical anyway, so Angel’s disbelief in the occult occurrences rings true. Fortunately, I had long since wililam the plot of the 80s movie Angel Heart or this would have been spoiled for me.

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That is to say that this is not a bad book at all, just one that wasn’t in my wheelhouse. Because my friend Marc zngel been hounding me to read it for a couple of years now. I remember liking the movie and was disappointed that I didn’t like the book as well. Audrey La Broscian rated it did not like it Jan 18, I can’t think of another novel quite like this one.

And of course, I remembered the ending. William Hjortsberg was an acclaimed author of novels and screenplays. To my surprise I had a tough time putting down this noir thriller. The translation I mean. Hjorttsberg book is not yet featured on Listopia.

As the Second World War began, Favorite was becoming a major star on the order of what Frank Sinatra woul First published inthis is a novel caodo combines a fairly traditional hard-boiled detective story with supernatural horror elements.

Mar 22, Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves: It gives the readers good spirit. An easy four stars for the wngel parts, for the 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 my stomach, averaging out to three stars.

View all 12 hjkrtsberg. You switch identities with the instinctive facility of a chameleon changing color. I was starting to think there wasn’t going to be any deviations at all, but they eventually came. Books by William Hjortsberg.