Written in the late nineties, Michael Connelly's THE POET provides not only an engaging thriller, but also a sense of how we've come to take for granted the amazing technological advances if the current century. A good read.
Love all Michael Connelly novels. The narrator is the best. If you enjoy mysteries, here is a good one! Enjoy.
I loved that it had soo many different twist in it.. u really didn't know who the poet was till the ending.
Omg yes this plot had me going.. I actually was stuck on the pedifiler killing the kids and police I never expected another cop to be doing it. And then I was like him thinking it was the lady cop and it really wasn't her.. it was soo crazy had me hooked from start to finish.
My favorite scene had to be when gamble came to pick up the camera dressed ad a lady. That part I did not expect and threw me off.
Who done it?
I haven't read a Michael Collins book that didn't surprise me at the end. His writing is crisp and compelling. This book - one of his first - grabbed on and held on. We were surprised when we got to the apparent end and saw that two hours remained! Very satisfying!!!
Michael Connelly is the best. I have been reading the Bosch series, and after 6 books decided to read all of his books in the order he published them. This book starts slow, but the twists and excitement in the second half are totally worth it. 3 star on performance because of the slow start
I'm reading (and listening to the Harry Bosch books in order) so will definitely keep on with my project. Buck Schirner has a nice deep, resonant voice, but I feel he was not suited to narrating a novel with Jack McEvoy as central character--a slender 35-year-old man should have a lighter, younger sound than Buck Schirner, who sounds like he's at least well into his 50s.
You can't really put a Michael Connelly book down--but this one didn't stand out since I've been madly plowing through the Connelly oeuvre at a clip of one book every couple of days.
Not really. Especially after listening to the first 5 Bosch books narrated by Dick Hill--who was perfect with differentiating characters by sex and accent--really gifted. Schirner sounds pretty much the same in every voice and does not have a good ear for a Spanish accent and is really unconvincing when he plays a woman.
This might be better as a movie than a novel--told in a very visual way.
Might be better read than listened to. I think Connelly is trying to find his way here with another lead character besides Harry Bosch. His writing is not as sure-footed in this novel as in the Bosch books--he uses first-person rather awkwardly and his sentences are much shorter and choppier than in the Bosch books that come before and after this one.
I got into this book book the better it got. The story turned into a spellbinding, twisty puzzle filled with many unexpected turns. Every time I thought I had it figured out a new suspect would emerge. The Definitely a good story with a good Reader.
Oh yes. Very well written and wonderful articulate reading and narration
Jack - a vey vulnerable sort of chap. He is open and true to his character and though he has very docile type of character I like the way Connelly works his mind.
oh all of it .. as usual.. hard to really specify an event since they are all woven in the theme.
hmmmm not really .
I would recommend this as a great listen. It was hard to stop and once I fell asleep with teh head phones on but went back to listen to what I had missed :)