RARA-AVIS: RARA-AVIS Oates reviews Connelly

From: Karen Anderson ( karenand@mac.com)
Date: 05 Feb 2001

The Feb. 5 issue of The New Yorker has a two-page review of Michael Connelly's "A Darkness More then Night" by Joyce Carol Oates. She places the book in the context of contemporary fiction about L.A. and a genre that spans fiction and true crime, which she terms "crime" writing.

"The most talent of crime writers work, like Michael Connelly, with genre formulas as poets work with 'fixed' yet malleable forms like sonnets and sestinas; they put their signatures on the archetype."

Worth reading (the review, and, of course, the book).

--Karen Seattle, WA

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