Freemantle is usually a reliably good read, but this one rings false in its portrayal of the psychological makeup and breakdown of supposedly professional assassin. Where is the Muffin Man when you need him?
Poignant tale of young man done wrong, refusing to blame others for his woes, coming out the right side on the other end, and managing to make others’ lives better. Good debut novel.
Crais’ Elvis Cole and Joe Pike couldn’t be more different. They also couldn’t be more alike. Put them together in the same mystery series, and you’ve got double your trouble. And double your fun. Excellent read.
Pretty pedestrian fare. Best to try his other offerings.
Gibson has received some renown for his prescience regarding technology and social change, but doesn’t get enough credit for his skill in the craft of writing. Maybe I just have a soft spot for “Spider” because he has been supportive of my own writing.
Harry Bosch never changes, not even almost 20 books into the series and into his own retirement stage. He’s still stubborn, obstrusive, hard on his partners and has trouble with authority. All good things because that’s what makes him a good cop and the books good reads.
It isn’t often I say this, but the movie was much better than the book. And anyone hoping to learn more about Saudi Arabia will be disappointed. It’s as much about Saudi as LOST IN TRANSLATION was about Japan