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Bad Men by John Connolly
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Connolly's books often inspire very visual images and at times I feel like I have somehow seem a film of the book (or am reading the book of the film). This is one example where he delights in descriptive passages that bring the story alive.

As with some of his other novels, he entwines the supernatural with the unnaturally evil. Calling the chief bad guy Molloch is another of the biblical / devil references he seems to love.

The ending (or most of it) is never much in doubt. In fact it's fairly obvious from the get go, but knowing what will happen seems to build the tension rather than destroy it. All nicely juxtaposed with the bad weather building eerily to a similar climax.

His sense of humour flashes in a few times - not least when his PI Charlie Parker makes a brief non-speaking cameo!
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