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The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly
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Jun 01, 2009

it was amazing
Read in June, 2009

Just finished reading this, and it was the first book I've ever read by Michael Connelly, and I'm not even sure I can talk about it, it was THAT amazing! Clearly I'm going to have to go back and read all the other books, because I'm not sure how any other books could be better than this has it all. It's a fast-paced thriller and combines several pieces of great plot elements from Baldacci (FBI behavioral analysis, uber advanced technology/computer elements), and is also extremely intelligent and has something to say about modern society a la Richard Price (i.e. the focus on the state of newspapers/journalism and the internet). And it resolved everything (ahem, the anti-Tana French novel), and you got to view the end from multiple perspectives, which really provided some great closure/finality to the story. The only thing critical I have to say is that Connelly is clearly not a master of dialogue, but it didn't take anything away from the book at all. Insanely terrific!!
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Kerry Start with "The Poet" if you haven't already read it. I also really enjoy the Harry Bosch novels - of which there are quite a few (some better than others).

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Judy Coughlin I like the Harry Bosch books a lot, too--particularly good for "baby boomers" who were around during Viet Nam. Viet Nam vets will either love them or shy away from them.

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