Looking back: November 2012

Posted: December 5, 2012 in Book Awards, Denmark, USA

My pick of a very good reading month was The Black Box by Michael Connelly, but that was only by a short head from Lime’s Photograph by Leif Davidsen. pickofthemonth201251H1aQ0GtWL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU02_

I am about to finish my 45th crime fiction book of the year, which probably means I will miss my target of 50 for the year; but considering the number and length of the non-fiction books I have read in addition I think I have done quite well. 


  1. I haven’t read either of your selections yet but glad to know they offered such good reading.

  2. kathy d. says:

    I’m reading The Black Box. Well-written, and excellent dialogue, which is one of Connelly’s hallmarks, as far as I’m concerned. If other writers could do dialogue as well as he does, their place in the higher levels of crime writing would be guaranteed. (I remember this from The Drop, some stellar dialogues.)

    One thing I just noticed in the NYT Business section is that “austerity in Britain” has been miscalculated; it’s estimated to last much longer than originally thought!
    Meanwhile, over here, the majority of jobs added since the so-called recovery began are low-wage jobs. People with college degrees are working at low-wage jobs. Friend’s children can’t find jobs, those with degrees, except in restaurants.

  3. kathy d. says:

    Who knew that The Black Box would be so riveting? I think Connelly’s writing is even more so than in prior books. My weekend has flown by with nothing even resembling productivity, but those pages are flying by. This is why few authors, in the U.S., anyway, can match his popularity. He can write, develop his protagonist, Harry Bosch, weave an interesting story and build suspense. And there is intelligence in the writing. It’s not banal or boring nor does it feature mad action without a decent story or interesting main character.

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