I just finished 9 DRAGONS, and thought it one of his better efforts,
pacing-wise. This is no mean feat when you stop to consider the fact that
Connelly is taking Bosch completely out of LA for a big chunk of the novel,
rendering him for the first time in the series literally a "fish out of
water" (in Hong Kong), and setting himself up to insert large chunks of
background/setting/historical/linguistic detail into the narrative.
And I'll say this: Connelly still manages to surprise me at times. A couple
of those times were over the course of this book. I saw some of the twists
and turns of the plot coming, but not all of them. I liked this one as much
as I liked THE OVERLOOK, and much more than I liked ECHO PARK.
Oh, and it's always nice to see Lee Lankford's name get mentioned. Wish he
were still contributing here.
Back to deadline lurkdom-
On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 5:45 AM, cptpipes2000 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Thanks for posting that, Funkmaster. I'll be starting Connelly's Nine
> Dragons this weekend. It was nice to see former avian Terrill Lankford
> mentioned as well.
> Incidentally, I made the mistake of scanning the comments left beneath Mr.
> Connelly's story and was reminded again of how much I appreciate the
> discussions that take place here.
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