Re: RARA-AVIS: Connelly/Bosch

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 30 Oct 2001

<<What do you find uninteresting about Bosch?>>

In The Last Coyote and also in Trunk Music, he reads like he's playing himself as a character in the novel, and he's appealing for sympathy as a "full" human being. He's not cool. Also, Connelly has painted him as some kind of
"survivor" who has finally become "sensitive", an indignity that a true cop should not be put through. I think McBain, for example, does a much better job of creating credible people. They are not flawless, but the seem real to me, therefore interesting

My lack of interest in Bosch does not detract from my enjoyment of most of the books in the series, two of which
(The Black Echo and The Concrete Blonde) are great favorites of mine. But in those, Bosch maintains his cool, for the most part.




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