: Falling Angel: A Novel (): William Hjortsberg: Falling Angel: A Novel and millions of other books are available for Amazon. In , Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg was published in hardcover, but it didn’t make a really big splash until the following year when the. To show you what I mean, let’s turn today’s spotlight on William Hjortsberg’s Falling Angel. The inspiration for Alan Parker’s film Angel Heart.

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I don’t do falllng reviews, author interviews, or other author promotion. I’m not going to claim this is a great book, but damn I loved it. The plot can be some what complex, with several good twists and turns. I can’t think of another novel quite like this one.

There were more obvious clues dropped in the 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. Favorite was busted up pretty bad in the war. This hard-boiled detective story with an occult twist was adapted for the screen as Angel Heartstarring Robert De Niro.

What seems fairly straightforward at first glance becomes more and more complicated as the investigation continues. Next book I read for this Halloween fest will have monsters up the wazoo. If he h Until the last 30 pages, there was nothing in this that made me want to keep reading.

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The plot turns completely around one big twist, so it is impossible for jhortsberg to break down the plot and discuss all the lurid details without giving away the key elements that will lead the reader to the mind blowing conclusion. As you read on my blog it’s definitely one of my absolute favorite horror films. Contributors Will Errickson toomuchhorrorfiction. Hjlrtsberg Preview See a Problem? But I felt the passage of 30 years would dull my memory to the point of writing a bad review.


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Se limitaba a cumplir con su deber. As it turned out, Falling Angels was Mr. But I felt the passage of 30 years w I first read Falling Angel in I don’t know if the author grew up in this town in the ’50s or just did a remarkable research job, but the reader really does get the impression that this book which came out in was written a few decades earlier. And Jack the Ripper. Johnny Favorite also had a girlfriend on the side, which was heavily into Voodoo and owned an herbal store.

Many people feel that Falling Angel is the greatest American A spellbinding novel of murder, mystery, and the occult, Falling Angel pits a tough New York private eye against the most fearsome adversary a detective ever faced.

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It seems like a straightforward enough job hortsberg voodoo cults and Satanists stick their oar in. If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http: And there is the required black mass.

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. I haven’t seen the movie in many, many years so I didn’t want to get into a compare-and-contrast thing, but I will say New Orleans figures not at all in the novel. I was on the phone the other day with a musician friend.


In true hardboiled PI fiction, Harry Angel strolls down the mean streets of Manhattan looking for the missing Fortune. Dark Dreamers, edited by Stanley Wiater The exception was Falling Angel, which Falling took home and read over a matter of days. He is interested in hiring Angel to find a crooner from the s called Johnny Favorite.

View all 12 comments. It starts out as a typical detective yarn stereotypical even? Your decaying husk is but a temporary vessel on an endless voyage. William Hjortsberg’s Falling Angel was the basis for the movie Angel Heartand, Mickey Rourke notwithstanding, it’s a mighty fine adaptation.

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Please provide an email address. Aug 22, Sandy rated it it was amazing.

There are two reasons I bought this book. This article is about the William Hjortsberg novel. And, yes, that ending is memorable. On the night of that conversation, the doctor commits suicide or does he?