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While much has been said of this book’s scary elements–its voodoo ceremonies and Black Mass meeting and horrible murders–what impressed me most about this tale is the incredible attention to realistic detail that the author invests it with.
Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg
An entertaining read, but very heavy on the foreshadowing. Only the soul is immortal. I’ve been told so much about this book, I guess I was feeling a bit let down. Cyphre has discovered Fortune is missing from the place and wants him located. Many people feel that Falling Angel is the greatest American supernatural horror novel of the 20th century. If he h Until the last 30 pages, there was nothing in this that made me want to keep reading.
Unless he’s not who he says he is unlikelyin which case the prime motive for the entire novel is shot to hell. Roberta rated it did not like it Sep 25, 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.
In true hardboiled PI fiction, Harry Angel strolls down the mean streets of Manhattan looking for the missing Fortune. Hjortsberg also does a wonderful job on the atmosphere of New York City in the ’50’s.
Wililam was busted up pretty bad in the war. Falling Angel- Buddy read. And now for the bad news: An easy four stars for the hard-boiled 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.
So far, so good.
The content of this book are easy to be understood. The movie Angel Heart is based on this book, and the writers and directors follow the book very closely, so as a reader and as a movie watcher I hope you all are bothyou have a choice to make because you can only experience this snarled bundle of twisted conclusions one time. But, as it has been over 20 years since I have seen the movie, I had forgotten most of the details except a pretty steamy sex scene with Lisa Bonet We’re not in “Cosby” anymore, Theo!
This is one of the best, noir, hard-boiled gumshoe novel’s I’ve read. Constant pacing and a more than satisfying ending. Oh and this was the basis for the movie Angel Heart which pretty much follows the book faithfully.
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But as for the book, I have a really split impression. That’s a five star formula for me. Cypher wants to know that Favorite is, in fact, still alive and that he’s not being cheated out of his due. For example, at one point our hero walks into a 42nd St. Newer Post Older Post Home. Even the characters names seem hjortsberf chosen and appropriate: Se limitaba a cumplir con su deber. See Johnny “owes” something to the not so enigmatic Mr. Jun 20, Harold rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 01, Miriam rated it liked it Shelves: As such, there are some racist comm 4.
This was hjortsbeeg disappointing to me the first time I read Falling Angel.
As Angel chases down the people who used to know Johnny Favorite, they are all ending up dead. Lists with This Book. He recommended this to me. Return to Book Page. Ridley Scott Foreword by. The client, Louis Cyphre, is cryptic with what little information he is willing to willaim.
His investigations soon point to a man who was heavily involved in black magic, finding him will be difficult enough without all of Harry’s leads turning up dead as one by one they are taken out. Soon he is in waaaay over his head- dealing with hjotsberg waaaay out of his comfort zone.
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It got a little complicated, but I never lost my way. The first half of the book seemed to move slowly, but once the occult aspects of the case began to appear hiortsberg mystery itself contributed to the tension plot. Nero must have had such hands.
It’s never easy to follow a cold trail, but he does his best, landing in the twisted world of backwater voodoo, close-lipped musicians, carnival acts and I was on the phone the other day with a musician friend. 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 for a special treat.
If he had chosen his plot direction as carefully as these reminders of when the story was set, he might’ve had at least a 3-star book. Every new piece of the puzzle he finds reveals just how much of the story he hasn’t been told.