: 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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His narrative style saves the book for me. I’m going to dig out the movie and watch it again, just to check myself. The book is an enjoyable read if you saw the film awhile back. Dark Forces, edited by Kirby McCauley The Bastard “Art” of Horror Confessions of a Mystery Novelist….

I think your degree of appreciation for a book like this jjortsberg on your predilection for horror fiction. Want to Read saving…. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And Angel’s been hired by someone to find a missing singer who’s b I’m a huge fan of noir crime fiction, and someone recommended this book as one I’d like in that genre.

Keeten to that list. It’s a treat to take that same style and those same assumptions and look at them all from a different angle.


Like most, I was made aware of this book through “Angel Heart. View all 32 comments.

Johnny Favorite also had a girlfriend on the side, which was heavily into Voodoo and owned an herbal store. When the attorney Herman Winesap calls him and says he has a job for him, Harry has no idea that he is about to descend into the darkest, most terrifying case of his career.


There are others much better qualified to do that than I am. Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg.

Bound in cloth with a dustjacket with the original Stanislaw Zagorski wraparound dustjacket printed against a black background with spot varnish.

He was shipped home and hospitalized in upstate New York, basically left to spend the rest of his life as a vegetable. One of the witnesses he consults is a socialite astrologer. Falling Angel- Buddy read 88 56 Apr 18, This book deserves all the praise that’s been heaped on it. It was a different time. Naturally, I went to the public library in search of the books on the list.

Angel anggel other witnesses, too, who die soon afterwards. Copyright – Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

William Hjortsberg ‘Falling Angel’ Review – Horror Novel Reviews

Send me an email at toomuchhorrorfiction[at]gmail. Love when that happens! By the end of the book he’s gone beyond noir. I’m Younger Than That Now. I gritted my teeth and went back to the book.

Having read the novel first in and then again two years ago, I can say it definitely stands the test of time. Not many books have that powerful effect.

This enables the reader to get close to the fictional personas and to feel some measure of surprise as more and more of the truth slowly reveals itself.

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. Astonishingly, I enjoyed the book more this time than on the first read.


The Cipher by Kathe Koja falping Just when you think you know what’s going to happen or what just happenedthe story slips away from your grasp. Favorite was busted up pretty bad in the war. There was plenty of gruesome horror, and a nice dose of hard-boiled violence, and the story kept me wanting to read much later than I should have been. I’m not going to hjortserg this is a great book, but damn I loved it. Hjortsberg also wrote the screenplay for Legenda dark fairy tale directed by Ridley Scott.

Falling Angel – Wikipedia

If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http: Cruelty comes easily to you, yet you find it inconceivable that aangel are so gifted at hurting others. 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.

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