Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Harry Bosch thru other's eyes

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 21 Mar 2008

James Sallis mixes up the chronology to good effect in his Lew Griffin novels.

On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 4:50 PM, cptpipes2000 <> wrote:
> John Lau said:
> > in The Black Ice however, you peg Bosch's year of birth as 1950, making
> him
> > 58 this year. I don't know if LAPD has mandatory retirement at a certain
> age.
> > you've had Bosch retire from the police force and continue his personal
> > mission once already
> >
> > so I guess what my question is, do you now have an actual end of the
> series
> > in mind? and if so, are you working toward that end?
> I am a fan of series books. It is the reader's favorite dream: a story that
> never ends.
> That said, there is beauty in a cycle that has a specific destination and
> reaches it. The Lew
> Griffin series is my favorite example.
> I wish more series authors would do like Block did with WHEN THE SACRED
> CLOSES and tell a story about a series character that took place earlier.
> Pelecanos (among
> others) has made me a bit of a fetishist for books set in a specific year.
> Instead of setting
> their stories in the generic present, I wish more authors would tell go
> back to earlier years
> with their characters.
> I just remembered: Reed Farrell Coleman has done this so far with his Moe
> Prager series.

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