Connelly: (Was: Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Who wrote it?)

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 28 Jun 2004

> I haven't read the new one, but I think Connelly's work started declining
> with ANGELS FLIGHT and I've gave up after the one about the computer stuff
> that was half Michael Crichton. I'm always a bit perplexed by his
> continuing, in fact growing, popularity.

I've only read THE POET, and it wasn't character-driven, but had an excellent plot (if a bit of an unbelievable ending), so I confess that I struggled with it. As I said I think he's a good story teller, and I'll go further: his stuff doesn't 'sing' for me. And I figure it's just me, but it doesn't. I felt magic the first time I read Hammet/Chandler/MacDonald/Woolrich.

Speaking of magic, I just finished 32 CADILLACS by Joe Gores and thought it was bloody brilliant (and very funny). I've got to read the rest of his DKA Files stories now.

All the Best-

Brian Thornton

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