Lost Light sees Michael Connelly at the top of his form. Harry Bosch is in retirement when he gets the opportunity to follow up on one of his old unsolved cases, taking him into an extremely well-plotted and dense mystery.
Apart from the strong plotting, much of the power of Lost Light comes from Connelly’s sympathetic and vivid characterizations, as well as from the force of Bosch’s personality. For good crime fiction, you almost have to have the obsessive lone-wolf detective who refuses to ever take the easy way out.
As good as the Harry Bosch novels have been over time, this is arguably one of the best.
Posted Saturday, 28 February, 2004 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.