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Book Details

Title:   The Scarecrow
Author:   Michael Connelly
Times Read:   1
Last Read:   02.10.10

Other Books Read By This Author (31)
- 9 Dragons
- Angels Flight
- The Black Box
- The Black Echo
- The Black Ice
- Blood Work
- The Brass Verdict
- The Burning Room
- Chasing the Dime
- City of Bones
- The Closers
- The Concrete Blonde
- The Crossing
- Dark Sacred Night
- A Darkness More Than Night
- The Drop
- Echo Park
- The Fifth Witness
- The Gods of Guilt
- The Last Coyote
- The Late Show
- The Lincoln Lawyer
- Lost Light
- The Narrows
- The Overlook
- The Poet
- The Reversal
- Trunk Music
- Two Kinds of Truth
- Void Moon
- The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Notes History
Date Read Note
02.10.10 It's hard to tell whether I am just more and more hooked on Connelly's books or if he's getting better as a writer but, whatever the reason, I couldn't hardly put this book down. Revisiting The Poet's protagonist and darker tone, Connelly does a great job carrying us through his narrative. Somewhat often, I get the sense from a lot of authors that they aren't technically savy at all. They'll describe doing a google search as something like "He pecked the words 'crime' and 'punishment' into the computer and executed the search program" and I'm never sure if that's the author trying to describe it in language anyone (including idiots) can understand of ir it's the author not being familiar enough himself to communicate authentically. Well, even though Connelly's been guilty of this behavior in the past (and even in the beginning of this book if I remember correctly), he quickly bones up because the Internet-heavy things that this story involves are pretty accurate. So that's cool. I also liked the ending in particular and how it's a little messy and not quite tied up completely but at the same time not explicitly left open just for the sake of a sequel (which I was afraid of through the whole second half of the book). I'm not sure how he manages to keep coming up with new variations in structure and point of view but I really enjoy that he hasn't yet fallen back into familiar territory. Yet each of his books is very similar in style and tone and you can't imagine it being any other author as you read so that fine line must be hard to stay steady on. Connelly does an admirable job there. So yeah... great read. I loved it.



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