I like Harry Bosch and have read all of Michael Connelly's books with avid appreciation. While the cold case that Bosch is working in Black Box is interesting, what was distracting to me was what flet like way too much time spent on the relationship between Bosch and his daughter Maddy. One whole chapter spent at a firing range...in a physical book, I could skim this, but on audio, it seemed endless. Connelly is a master of the long-range serial plots, so I know that the prowess that this endless chapter was meant to point out will surface in a book somewhere down the line, but for me, it really killed the momentum.
Love this series.
Harry Bosch because he is so complicated.
Just really enjoyed it.
Did I mention that this is one of my favorite mystery series?
❤️❤️❤️Love 2 Read❤️❤️❤️
Got a preview from the last book couldn't wait until The Black Box was released.
Keep 'em coming Michael. Please write faster..
Top half and I have red a lot if books
No. It was an average story. I did not feel the drama in this book that I have in his past books.
Probably the birthday scene. The author nailed the daughter perfectly
Yes the interaction between Bosch and his daughter. I thought those were spot on
Bosch walked on eggshells with his boss. Not what I thought he would do
I think it was a good story but predictable. Micharl Connolly has written better.
It was predictable
In the barn
Disappointed. TV dialogue embarrassing and very unlike Mr. Connelly's previous books. Questionable authorship.
Waiting for a true Harry novel.
I have read or listened to all of his books and Bosch is one of my favorite characters. This book just felt flat from the story, which lacked depth, to the narration, which seemed to drone on. I don't remember the other books in the series having so much 'reading" as opposed to character involvement. Lots of reference to Bosch doing this or Bosch doing that but not alot of Bosch or the other characters actually talking.....
I have read them all and look forward to their release. I would have to say that this was probably the worst.
Yes. Because I love Harry Bosch and I relisten to all of Connelly's books.
Reminds me a bit of The Last Coyote, with all of Bosch's struggles with IA.
No, he is new to me. I didn't like him as well as Dick Hill or Len Cariou, but he really does a good job. Don't let the negative comments turn you off. Occasionally he sounds like the guy who does the Catsup Council skits on A Prairie Home Companion and that made me laugh. But give him a chance.
Of course! Since I'm retired I go around with my earbuds in my ears while driving, feeding my horses, mucking stalls, cleaning house, whatever. My husband is always saying, "Take those things out of your ears!"
Connelly continues to develop Harry Bosch and his daughter Maddie. I hope one day we will be reading a series about Maddie as an LAPD detective. Harry and I are the same age, and I feel like he is a real person. I will always relisten to the Harry Bosch series over every year. I just started the series again last month and I'm already up to The Last Coyote. I never tire of Connelly's writing. He DID NOT phone this one in!
This is the one series I can come back to again and again. Harry Bosch just doesn't get old for me (although the character is certainly a lot older than he was at book 1). Michael Connelly is entertaining and philosophical. Harry Bosch is the rightful heir to the long tradition of detectives expressing the philosophical position of Albert Camus's character of the doctor in the book The Plague. And if you don't care about that stuff but you want an entertaining detective novel, Connelly doesn't disappoint. This character has a lot of heart.
Only my previous loyalty to Harry and Michael Connelly got me through this. It was very disjointed and did not offer the excitement that Connelly's books usually offer.