Re: RARA-AVIS: bloated characterizations?

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 30 Oct 2001

On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Mario Taboada wrote:

> Not really. His books are long mainly because his plots are
> devilishly complicated (excessively so, sometimes). At one
> point, more precisely in The Last Coyote, he seemed to give
> Harry Bosch more play time than he deserves (to me, he's
> not an interesting character) but that's the exception.
> Since they were mentioned together, I don't think Connelly
> will ever paint the kind of canvas that Pelecanos has
> created. Connelly is a journalistic kind of writer, a very
> fine one at that. He is also a master of suspense.

Sounds like I have to read them. So many books, so little time (and so much of goddam work!).


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