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Not as pacy as Bosch,
This review is from: Poet (Mass Market Paperback)
After reading the excellent Lincoln Lawyer, I decided to start from the beginning and read the authors books in chronological order. The Poet is the fifth book by Micheal Connelly. While I didn't dislike this book, it's actually a pretty darn good yarn, I didn't love it. It's not as pacy as the Bosch books, but isn't that point? The Poet is differently paced and written to the Harry Bosch books because its something totally different.
As I have said I did enjoy this book. I felt that the storyline was really interesting with some great characters. Most of the book is told in first person via the main character, McEvoy, but it does alternate with the main 'villain' of the story, Gladden. These passages actually gave a really good variation of pace and perspective to the story. There are some really dire moments in the form of a couple of cringeworthy sex scenes, but thankfully these are few and far between! Another criticism that I have noticed from other reviews is the final twists. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone but I actually thought they were very good, yes, you do see one of them coming a mile off and the final twist may be too much for some, it made me laugh....in a good way, but most importantly it's entertaining. I'm sure Mr. Connelly will write another book featuring McEvoy, that will tie everything up.....what?...he has? Brilliant.
like I said I've started from the beginning of his books, so I've got quite a few more Bosch books to get through before I get to the Scarecrow. But all in all a very good read and one that I would recommend.