East Hartford, CT, United States | Member Since 2012
The publisher's summary was accurate. 3.5 stars actually .
Before selecting a book from an author I have not read I will read reviews and then check reader histories to see if we have like taste as much of preference has to do with specific taste not just whether a book is well written. Whew, long explanation there. That being said there were quite a few differing opinions with like taste, so I took a chance.
I liked this book, it was well written and though it was a little obvious, it was not contrived or for lack of a better word stupid. However, it is not a traditional mystery, it is a story a little humble and bittersweet. I can see where some people may find it slow, it is descriptive and interweaves Native American life with the traditional immigrant American way of life. It is not fast paced, action packed or particularly gripping. I did find it engrossing, not at all boring.
So if you like lore and parables with your mystery, you should enjoy the book. If you want something that moves along fast with lots of twists and turns, maybe not for you.
I could not finish do tothe narration. Too distracting. The sound effects were ridiculous, either you narrate unabridged or produce an abridged performance.
I am really enjoying this series, quirky perhaps a little far fetched but at least it hasn't veered off into relationship hell with, wives, kids, lovers being killed, kidnapped or otherwise menaced. There is of course some personal life details, thankfully this is more actual investigation less melodrama.
A litte far fetched, also it is my impression the author has a bit of national hubris...
Still, I enjoyed the book and purchased the next three in a 20 plus series.
However, the narration really annoyed me inthe beginning. The story was engrossing so I hung in there and tried to tune out the very bad accents and male voices.
I enjoyed the first two, but as a series starting to suffer from hyperbole. I don't think I'll be listening to another any time soon.
Publisher's summary was accurate, the story moved along nicely. Well worth a credit and a decent new series.
True to form, Connelly is descriptive and detailed in his most recent portrayal of Bosch in procedural police drama. A solid outing with the exception of the narrator who was not fluid and tended to draw out and slow the dialog even though it seemed to be written for a different pace.
No criticism of the writing, only content. Too melodramatic, she has gone too far. Yes people die, life happens, but in the normal course of life there is usually small bright moments that sustain us. Everyone in this story is or should be contemplating death in a very very, yes, BLEAK way.
I wasn't going to get the third (or fourth) but like a bad accident I kept watching. Sadder yet, there is literally NO fun or humor in this book, in these fictional lives and yet they are portrayed as having good lives.
Still, so well written, but i wish she would inject some real life folly into the characters.
A little sadder, still so well written, great dialog if only it were not so so very bleak. Bleak is the closest I can come to describe the vein of emotion that runs through the story.
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