RARA-AVIS: Connelly

From: McHale, Steve ( SMcHale@filenet.com)
Date: 28 Feb 2000

> Connelly:
> Concrete Blonde is one of the better ones, I think. I think the writing
> is
> really plain, and the dialogue wooden. But I always read them. Just
> finished Angels FLight and was very impressed, so the series improves, his
> writing a little better.
        I couldn't agree more. I was ready to give up on Connelly because of the wooden feel. In fact, I tossed The Poet after 100 pages or so. But I found Trunk Music to be a different kind of Connelly. People had personalities. Conversations happened. There was more of that institutional ambiance that Connelly captures so well. Harry Bosch was still tough and resourceful. Some people hated Trunk Music and I can't understand why - unless they gotta have serial murders in their fiction.

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