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Re: What are you reading? (March 2010)

Originally Posted by lattethunder
Is this the UK edition? Haven't seen that cover art before.
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
Is this the UK edition? Haven't seen that cover art before.
I think so, but I'm not positive. I'm just using it because I like it better than the cover of the US edition.
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Re: What are you reading? (March 2010)

Sadly, I am at my very last Michael Connelly fiction work. Not sure what series I'll turn to next. If anyone has any Bosch-like series that you enjoy, please let me know.

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Re: What are you reading? (March 2010)

Originally Posted by movieking
Sadly, I am at my very last Michael Connelly fiction work. Not sure what series I'll turn to next. If anyone has any Bosch-like series that you enjoy, please let me know.
You should check out Robert Crais' Elvis Cole series. Cole made a cameo in Connelly's 'Lost Light' and Bosh makes a cameo in Crais' 'The Last Detective'.

Also, the next Connelly book comes out in October. 'The Reversal' -- it's a Haller/Bosch book.

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Originally Posted by rkndkn
Just started reading:

Good book. Seeing this reminds that I need to start on the second book in that series:

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Re: What are you reading? (March 2010)

Originally Posted by Geofferson
You should check out Robert Crais' Elvis Cole series. Cole made a cameo in Connelly's 'Lost Light' and Bosh makes a cameo in Crais' 'The Last Detective'.

Also, the next Connelly book comes out in October. 'The Reversal' -- it's a Haller/Bosch book.
I would second this idea. Try the Elvis Cole series by Robert Crais. It is excellent.
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Re: What are you reading? (March 2010)

Originally Posted by movieking
Sadly, I am at my very last Michael Connelly fiction work. Not sure what series I'll turn to next. If anyone has any Bosch-like series that you enjoy, please let me know.

Robert B Parker's Spenser series
John Sandford's Lucas Davenport series
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Originally Posted by movieking
Sadly, I am at my very last Michael Connelly fiction work. Not sure what series I'll turn to next. If anyone has any Bosch-like series that you enjoy, please let me know.

Man that's weird, I finished 9 Dragons the same day you posted this comment. Great book. I was going to take a few more days to read this cause I'm reading other stuff, too, but around page 115 or so I got hooked and read the rest straight through.

Don't read this next part until you are finished:
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I was shocked when Eleanor died the way she did, it was so fast and there wasn't time for any reactions to it. I thought Bosch would end up back with her, at least for a while. I was rooting the whole time for Bosch as the body count got bigger to get back his daughter. The revelation that Maddie started the whole thing kind of bothered me (that it wasn't the Triad trying to keep Bosch in check). I thought something was going to happen with the daughter of the shopkeeper, but I thought it was going to be as potential love interest or something. Anyways, Bosch gets to be especially bada$$ in this book, and it would make a wonderful movie if it wasn't for Taken. The whole book is very cinematic.
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Re: What are you reading? (March 2010)

For light reading:



For more serious reading:

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Re: What are you reading? (March 2010)

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Don't read this next part until you are finished:
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I was shocked when Eleanor died the way she did, it was so fast and there wasn't time for any reactions to it. I thought Bosch would end up back with her, at least for a while. I was rooting the whole time for Bosch as the body count got bigger to get back his daughter. The revelation that Maddie started the whole thing kind of bothered me (that it wasn't the Triad trying to keep Bosch in check). I thought something was going to happen with the daughter of the shopkeeper, but I thought it was going to be as potential love interest or something. Anyways, Bosch gets to be especially bada$$ in this book, and it would make a wonderful movie if it wasn't for Taken. The whole book is very cinematic.
My response/review (definitely spoiler heavy):

Spoiler:
It's funny, because as I was reading it, I also drew the parallel to Taken. It's very similar, even down to some of the minor details. As for the whole case, it was definitely the weakest Bosch plot to date. It was all happenstance (the "kidnapping" video is happened to be sent at the perfect time during a case Bosch happens to suspect the Triad in a case that they have absolutely nothing to do with? Thieves happen to try to rob Bosch at the same time that he thinks he is breaking into a Triad stronghold, which basically reinforces his whole theory, which was just plain wrong?). And while Eleanor's death definitely seemed rushed, at least it happened on the page, and wasn't dealt with off the page like Ignatio's death (and while I'm at it, the Ignatio death just poor as well, happening after finally having it out with Bosch, with Ignatio trying to play the hero after being afraid to go into the field since being shot).


To sum it up for me, the quality of the writing itself was at par with Connelly's other works, but the plot was just uninspired and completely unrealistic.

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Re: What are you reading? (March 2010)

Reading:



Listening to:



Frank Muller is just amazing narrating this; I just finished listening to The Talisman, which he also narrated, and it's amazing how different his voice and tone is in Lambs.
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Just finished:

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Re: What are you reading? (March 2010)

Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut. As always incredibly compelling. I love the way he essentially incorporates essays and short fiction into a greater novel.
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Good book ... fast reading. While it clearly draws on a lot of other works for inspiration, this exact mixture feels fresh enough. Some pretty cringe-worthy stuff, especially if you're a guy. Though I have to say:
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if a blue triangle showed up on one of my testicles and started talking to me, you couldn't get me to a doctor fast enough. I don't care what kind of things the triangles are saying to me, or what kind of fear of doctors I might have. You just don't mess around with weird growths, especially on certain parts of the body.
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