RARA-AVIS: Re:A longwinded question for Michael Connelly

From: michaelconnelly187 ( michaelconnelly187@yahoo.com)
Date: 31 Mar 2008

Yeah, Vietnam is definitely a possibility because I could use Harry's past there and use a present day story to explore the past. The tunnels are now a tourist attraction.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "blumenidiot" <blumenidiot@...> wrote:
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "michaelconnelly187"
> <michaelconnelly187@> wrote:
> >
> > I really don't think I have any plans to bring Bosch to Florida or
> to come up with a new
> > character that is located there. I didn't move there for the
> creative environment so I find
> > myself always thinking in terms of Los Angeles as a setting. But
> having said that, I want to
> > keep the series going for a while so I think I have maybe one of
> those fish out of water
> > stories. And I don't think I would choose Florida to place it. I
> sort of planted a seed for this
> > story when a few books back Harry's ex-wife and daughter moved to
> Hong Kong. I went
> > there to research a possible book and I will go back again. Whether
> I end up writing it still
> > remains to be seen. But the point is that if I do that one book
> where Harry finds himself
> > out of town and in unfamiliar territory, I want it to feel alien to
> the reader, too, and Florida
> > won't cut it.
> I would have mentioned Viet Nam, but I thought I had written enough
> already.
> BTW, my son traveled to Viet Nam about ten years ago and had no
> problems. He continued to travel in Laos and was met a farmer from
> Cambodia who urged him to urged to cross the border with him. My son
> wisely declined. I guess either of those countries would be
> unexplored territories for you to set a novel.
> Mark

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