RARA-AVIS: Re: Choir boys

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 05 Jul 2007


Wambaugh's always been less concerned with how cops work on the Job than with how the Job works (which is to say, psychologically affects) the cops.

That's no less true of THE CHOIR BOYS than it is of THE ONION FIELD. However, THE CHOIR BOYS is fiction and THE ONION FIELD non-fiction.

If you want accurate depictions of police procedure, well, Wambaugh delivers on that, but he usually doesn't dwell on it.

He's always been more concerned with character.

That said, you might like his non-fiction books THE BLOODING, about the first case solved with DNA profiling, and FIRE LOVER, about a firefighter/cop who was a serial arsonist in Southern California, and his latest fiction novel, HOLLYWOOD STATION.


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