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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And I also enjoyed, “Wait until Spring, Bandini” very much as well. Books by John Fante. I entrust you to the benign generosity of your brother, Frank Scarpi, who is, as the phrase has it, a good family man sic!

Get out there and look for what you’ll never find. There are the roads we choose and there are the roads we walk and there are the anegles of life… Oh Spengler!

We can all identify with judging people and being hypocritical and Arduro Bandini shows us the ridiculousness of it by applying it to sngeles area of his life. However, as Fante lacks Toole’s comic genius, he fails to generate affection for his extremely unlikable protagonist.

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Something the author seemed fqnte have been well aware of as well, is the flaws Arturo had. Every morning I caino up feeling like that. You just have to read this! As a final thought, I would say, that The Road to Los Angeles is indeed an essential part to the story of Arturo Bandini, but nevertheless seems to be lacking some of the nuance that Fante’s later books had. I got the impression of Napoleon Dynamite for the s. Second chronologically in the Bandini quartet, Bandini himself is familiar: Pretty gruesome at times but a dante book.


Spesso si tratta di visioni iperboliche, di irrealizzabili fughe di fantasia, veri e propri film a occhi aperti come quelli che tanto gli piacciono. There are 2 more Bandini novels but according to Alex Capus who translated them into german, this one is the only book where Arturo is completely raw and unpolished.

Problem however is, that his negative character traits are that more pronounced in this novel.

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I suoi pensieri che scorrono a fiume, il suo credere di essere il miglior scrittore del mondo prima ancora di aver scritto nulla, i suoi difetti It’s a crazy book, and a bit wild – not bad reading, but though I haven’t read Fante’s other books I am willing to bet most of them are better.

So, though I understand that you can’t judge literature by the likability of its characters John Fante’ manages to oh-so-cleverly show the reader what really good writing is, knowing that we know that Arturo, his his alter-ego, will eventually get there. Get out there and look for what you’ll never find. I sat down and began to think about the new novel. L’ho trovato meno efficace e coinvolgente del primo libro della saga, “Aspetta primavera, Bandini”.

Avrebbe dovuto sentire che discorsi. Arturo Bandini ama leggere e questo lo rende, a me, simpatico The Catholic guilt angle is still quite strong here. This Arturo is in his teenage years, a narcissistic year old, pretentiously claiming he’s a soulmate of philosophers, he doesn’t really understand, dreaming of naked ladies from his porno magazines, while incapable to approach real women and a complete pain in the ass to everyone he interacts with, annoying them with pseudo-intellectual babbling.

Ele quis saber o que eu estava a escrever naquele instante. But anyway, there were still a lot of small gems that popped up throughout the course of the novel, so if you enjoy John Fante, I definitely wouldn’t pass this up.


This is Fante’s first novel and it is a little rough. Bits of sea shell sparkled through the weeds.

Va’ al parco a leggere il maestro all’ombra degli eucalipti. We are treated fanye 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.

Answer me, you thief! Fui stupito di trovarcelo. Fante’s writing is rich and fluid, Bandini is frustrating and honest, but the novel is largely forgettable in comparison to Bandini 1 and 3.

View all 7 comments. As good as it can possibly get! Sorry if I spoiled the plot, but it’s really not that important. And, per se, the fumbling fulminations of cerebration and intellect find little fruition in the debauched, distorted hegemony that we poor mortals, for lack of better and more concise terminology, call home.

Think of what you are, my boy! Fante’s early years were spent in relative poverty. He also swears a lot. Open Preview See a Problem? I angrles breakfast, put a book under my arm, pencils in my pocket, and started out. You look at naked women in clothes closets.

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Why do you go up this street and not that? You kind of have to read it to understand. You’ll never find a job! Overall I felt like Arturo’s sister when she read his first novel: