RARA-AVIS: Re: Connelly not getting it right

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 11 Dec 2008

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Juri Nummelin"
    <juri.nummelin@...> wrote:

    > My dad (who once turned me to Chandler and Ross Macdonald) read his
    > Connelly after my several recommendations. He said the narrative
    drive is
    > very good, but he said he noted some errors or implausibilities. I
    think he
    > read City of Bones, which, according to him, is based on the fact
    that the
    > place from which the kid's bones are found is very hard to get to.
    Then some
    > kids just happen to be there, like they had no trouble at all! My dad
    > thought this took some plausibility off.
    > He also had problems with a bullet getting caught in the barrel of
    > else's gun.

    I didn't find those implausible, but plausibility depends on what the reader knows, obviously. My knowledge about weaponry is zero. Somebody with such knowledge (there was a recent post about that) will be sensitive to any anomaly.



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