I always enjoy following Harry Bosch around on his insightful wild card adventures, but this time he strikes me as the only interesting character, surrounded by a bunch of deadbeats. He doesnt quite manage to make up for the lack of interest inspired by the rest. Perhaps because its one of the earlier books in the series. This book's not a keeper.
In the upper third.
The Chinese-Mexican state policeman. Learned some new history from him.
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The Bosch series are dark stories. They are not for the squeamish, but they are very well written and draw you in. This is the second in the series. I am working on the third now.
Don't you just love a great story well told?
Connelly's Bosch is a classic of the genre. The narrator really performs the book well going even so far as to simulate the tinny sound of voices over phone or radio. Well done.
Is it really necessary to add extra wacky twists to the end of book in order for the author to feel that he's delivered a real mystery? It oughtn't be. I did find this story better than the first in the Bosch series, but with a few of the same weaknesses. By book two here, Connelly still hasn't written a believable female character; it detracts from the story that I roll my eyes with every interaction between Bosch and a woman. Additionally, his character would be well-served if the author wasn't trying to uncomfortably force him to be a Casanova with the ladies. That said, the story itself is interesting and the detective element held my attention.
this did not make me laugh or cry. It was intense, but too long. I got confused a couple of time due to the different characters. However, the ending was a surprise and you don't know about it until last few minutes.
I love Michael Connelly's writing and usually give his books a solid 4 star rating. I am giving Black Ice 3 stars because the story just was not as compelling as usual. Not bad, just not up to standard if you are a Connelly fan.
I started the series out of order and listened to this one first. I love this character. He is a very complex man that I look forward to knowing more about
I love character development, and Michael Connelly does a great job with Harry Bosch. Dick Hill adds depth to that character development by giving a voice to Harry. Along with it you have an intriguing story with twists and turn that had my attention from start to finish. I read the first in this series but after listening to this one, I will only be listening to the rest. The way Dick Hill brings Michael Connelly's characters to life is addictive and leaves me wanting more Harry Bosch.
I listened while commuting to work and would find myself wishing the drive was longer so I would have to stop listening.
RustyV in Maryland
Some books leave me dejected and depressed. Bosch always leaves me hopeful that someone cares. I enjoy the "read" and find it difficult to put down.
I have not
Wanted to and almost did.