RARA-AVIS: Connelly

From: Carrie Pruett ( pruettc@hotmail.com)
Date: 14 May 2002

MrT wrote:
>I wouldn't say that Connelly is all that great on characterization. He >is
>a master of suspense.

Hmm, I think Connelly's characterizations are terrific; to me, he's a master of what I think of as "on the fly" characterization, that is a rather dramatic type of characterization that manifests in what the characters do and say. He does tend to get bogged down in pondering/ philosophizing or whatever ("A Darkness more than night" suffered from this IMO), but in terms just of letting the characters' actions speak for themselves, I think he's a master.

I haven't read all his books but "Angels Flight" was the first I read and still my favorite.


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"everything this doughboy does is wrong" - Tom Waits

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