Friday, June 8, 2007

LA Noir

I love noir fiction, there's something about the setting that is very evocative. This explains why I like reading Raymond Chandler, but I also like modern versions of this genre and Michael Connelly is a great example of this. A former Pulitzer Prize winning crime journalist Connelly turned to fiction and created one of the most memorable characters in Detective Hieronymus Bosch.
If you are familiar with the paintings of Dutch painter Bosch, Harry's namesake, you will realise that Bosch's visions of heaven and hell perfectly suit a noir novel set in modern day LA. Bosch the character has an intensity that would suit the painter, and Connelly's stories are always tightly paced and interesting.
Curl up on a winter's night and enjoy the ride that Connelly is sure to send you on.

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