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Crime Beat by Michael Connelly
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May 14, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: 2010-booklist, non-fiction
Read in May, 2010

Having read most of Connelly's fiction books and loving them, I was initially quite excited to find out more about Connelly as a reporter, and hoped to gain some insight into how he started and where he got his insipiration. In some respects I suppose this book met that aim, in that you can see some brief glimpses into how Connelly uses his experience as a crime beat reporter to develop his characters and plots in his novels. However I really struggled to finish the book, and only really carried on out of respect for Connelly as an author. I found the articles in the book too repetitive, and without the huamn insights or flair of Connelly's other work. Overall, quite disappointing.
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