Camino de Los Ángeles by John Fante, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. A los dieciocho años, Arturo Bandini vive con su madre y su hermana, dos beatas, en San Pedro, el puerto de Los Ángeles. Trabaja en empleos duros y mal. Read Camino de Los Angeles book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified by John Fante (Author). Be the first to review.

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I loved it all. I am thankful that vante wasn’t my first read by the otherwise amazing John Fante. You’ll never find a job! John Fante wrote this in his late twenties.

Want to Read saving…. The psychological depth is superb. The youthful energy is apparent throughout the whole book. I ate breakfast, put a book under my arm, pencils in my jonh, and started out.

He is a talented story teller, and could connect with the readers with his emotionally raw writing. Un plauso dunque al personaggio, riuscitissimo.

Camino de Los Ángeles by John Fante (3 star ratings)

But it wasn’t to be. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

His only redeeming quality is that he is probably suffering from schizophrenia or a similar disorder, and therefore not entirely accountable fo Regarding the quality of the writing, Road to Los Angeles reads well and rings true-it’s straightforward, intimate, and jarring. You kind of have to read it to understand.


We are treated to some of it, as are the lad’s mother and sister, who both own up the pain-in-the-ass-sister gleefully, the mother reluctantly to hating it. I have made the lamentable discovery over a period of years that living with you and Mona is deleterious to the high and magnanimous purpose of Art, and I repeat to you in no uncertain terms that I am an artist, a creator beyond question.

Perhaps it was fresher in the thirties, and it is interesting to note that disaffected teenagers in thirties acted almost, if not more insufferably than they do now. Pretty gruesome at times but a good book.

All in all, a decent first effort by a writer who thankfully got better with age.

John Fante: el escritor maldito que inspiró a Bukowski

It focuses on the family dynamic between Bandini, his parents, and two younger brothers. Sorry if I spoiled the plot, but it’s really not that important.

The Catholic guilt angle is still quite caminp here. The Road to Los Angeles is violently grotesque but John Fante is utterly honest in telling his story and honesty is a rather rare merchandise in the modern literature.

Ergo, I assume in no uncertain terms that you will reciprocate in kindred fashion. I’m glad I read Ask the Dust before reading this book Fante’s a one of a kind writer, in a general way kind of like Henry Green. Not the smoothest intro to the world of Fante, but it still made me laugh out loud a few times.


And I also enjoyed, “Wait until Spring, Bandini” very much as well.

Camino de Los Ángeles

The Saga of Arthur Bandini 4 books. Acerbo, coi suoi diciott’anni ma con una grande voglia di fare, di emergere, di cambiare vita, passando da un estremo all’altro, raccontandosi e inventandosi un mondo tutto suo. He lived and worked in W Fante’s early years were spent in relative poverty. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I inform you of this in no uncertain terms.

Camino de Los Ángeles : John Fante :

It’s no “Ask the Dust” that is for sure. During each episode in his crazed wanderings through the tough dockside streets of s Los Angeles, I fervently wished he’d been transplanted to The white heat of a sex-starved creative Italian teenager scorches every page. There are the roads we choose and there are the camkno we walk and there are the walks of life… Oh Spengler!

Well deserved 5 stars.