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The Poet by Michael Connelly
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Jan 28, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery-thriller

He's my favorite mystery/thriller writer. His most featured protagonist, Harry Bosch, is the most human of lead characters in this genre; less video-game like mow-'em-down violence, more cerebral of an approach.

This is a compelling drama: the search is on for a vicious killer who leaves poetic clues behind. A lot of twists and turns. High energy unfolding.

I won't give away anything. The only caveat I have, which I have with a lot in this genre, is that endings can have too many twists and turns that leave you a bit unsatisfied. But as other reviewers at this site have pointed out, that's a common complaint. Nothing that really spoils the experience.
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