Mr Dubus has created a wonderful, harsh, rawly open read that could only come from his depths...by digging deeper into his being than most of us are willing to even contemplate and examine in detailed accounts of his life experiences from his earliest recollections in his parent's home to the finality of a father's burial. This is not a feel good read but rather an intense self evaluation of chilhood lived in poverty, of human struggle and growth expressed with both quiet composition and understated power. Through out the read, I felt the author's character in his commitment to remain true to his recollections no matter how unflattering to his person and come away feeling privileged to have been allowed to share his journey and life lessons.
Have just finished listening to the 18 book series of Connelly's Harry Bosch novels. This most recent addition is Connelly on top of his writing game with all of the usual twists that we have come to expect and enjoy! The book is superb on it's own but now we have to sit and wait for the next installment... :( That is the only downside of this book.
In the process of listening to the entire Bosch series sequentially.... a great series that takes the reader through multiple years in the life of Detective Harry Bosch ... a multi-faceted character who never disappoints. The author was at his best when he wrote this chapter of the series. The novel stands on it's own as a great read but having listened to all of the previous Bosch series recently made this listen even more enjoyable ............ please keep those Bosch novels coming!!
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