Monday, May 03, 2004

Book: The Narrows, by Michael Connelly (2004)

I haven’t read this book, although I plan to. I enjoy Connelly’s stuff. What I have read is Janet Maslin’s review, wherein she calls the book Connelly’s “best crime novel since CITY OF BONES.” Which came out in April 2002. So it’s his best work in two years. Strong praise indeed.

To be fair, Connelly does keep busy. He’s published two novels in the interim. I liked LOST LIGHT quite a bit. (It was nominated for the Best Novel Edgar until Connelly graciously removed it from consideration because he’s the head of the awarding organization this year.) But CHASING THE DIME is as bad a novel by a writer of his reputation as I’ve ever read.