Friday, 1 June 2007

Michael Connelly

I have acquired some Michael Connelly thrillers recently and about to read ‘The Poet’ tonight. He was a crime reporter for the L.A. Times for 3 years and his experiences helped him write his first novel ‘The Black Echo’.
I am a big fan of Elmore Leonard and love the movie adaptations of his novels. I am hoping that Connelly’s books are of the same vein. With the opening lines of the first paragraph being ‘Death is my beat. I make my living from it. I forge my professional reputation on it…I’ve always thought the secret of dealing with death was to keep it at arm’s length. That’s the rule.’
Sounds like good escapist fun!

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