Michael Connelly - The Black Echo

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  • Memories of Vietnam haunt Harry Bosch in: The Black Echo

    Aug 26, 2006 by trailhound is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Interesting plot. Characterizations. A very engaging read. Start of "Harry Bosch" series.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: He moved slowly, holding his gun in the same hand he used to crawl with. There was the smell of cordite in the air, and bluish smoke hung in the beam of the flashlight. Purple Haze, Bosch thought. He felt himself perspiring freely, from the heat and ... read more

  • The Black Echo by Michael Connelly - Gripping Police Drama

    Mar 25, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great characters, setting, good mystery
    Cons: characterization of the LAPD, somewhat dated

    Summary: The Harry Bosch series has been quite lucrative for author Michael Connelly.  After writing for a few years on the crime beat in Los Angeles, he developed the character of Harry Bosch.  The Black Echo is the first novel in the ... read more

  • The Black Ice - Not Among His Best

    Jun 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well paced, well written, interesting read
    Cons: One-dimensional, predictable, below average for Connelly

    Summary: My favorite author at the moment is Michael Connelly, a wonderfully descriptive, interesting yarn spinner with an eye for detail and an innate ability to entertain. Iím determined to read all of his books. And, being slightly anal, Iíve decided to read ... read more

  • MICHAEL CONNELLY'S FIRST BOOK KEEPS YOU GUESSING

    Jul 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well-written, believable with characters that you love and hate
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: One of the things I like the most about Epinions.com is that it has broadened my life. I've read reviews about movies, music or books that I probably would have never seen, heard or read were it not for Epinions. One such book is The Black Echo by ... read more

  • Places To Read Connelly

    Jul 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Harry Bosch is a flawed hero, but readers are quickly drawn into his mysteries.
    Cons: Harry's preoccupation with cigarettes is distracting, and comparisons to Eastwood's 'Harry' inevitable.

    Summary: I really like Michael Connelly. I would get home from slaving in my greasy restaurant kitchen job on a hot summer night, and escape into Detective Harry Bosch's mystery. I would lie in the air conditioning, doped up on pain killers and iced ... read more

  • Echoes and Personal Reverberations

    Dec 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very creative crime scenario; mainly believable characters and situations
    Cons: none

    Summary: The Vietnamese people were no strangers to guerilla war, having waged successful campaigns against both the invading Japanese and the colonizing French from 1941 through 1954. It should have been no surprise that the Viet Nam Cong San ... read more

  • The Beginning of Bosch

    Jun 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: gets you into the character, engrossingly labyrinthian plot
    Cons: could figure out some of the ending

    Summary: This author's stalwart, satisfying series of mystery novels starring the jazz-loving, nicotine-addicted and demons-of-the-past-addled Hieronymous ( Harry) Bosch begins with this involving tale. Mr. Connelly spins the web that will involve ... read more

  • Bosch starts here

    May 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Plot, mood, story resolution
    Cons: The internal investigation team seemed a bit too dumb

    Summary: Harry Bosch knew the dead man. Knowing the dead man caused angst for Harry and trouble for the killer. Michael Connelly states that he read Raymond Chandler in college (The Big Sleep) which convinced him that he wanted to write mystery ... read more

  • Black Echo

    Dec 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Entertaining
    Cons: Empty of insights and meaning

    Summary: This book is a bit too formula following. Like it was written to be sold as a movie. While entertaining, I did finish it, I was disappointed that it was not more fulfilling. Like junk food, it filled the bill, but did not provide any real nourishment. ... read more

  • Terrific debut

    Nov 27, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: strong plot, good characterization, terrific setting, suspense, pace, leaves you wanting more.
    Cons: none

    Summary: The Black Echo is Michael Connelly's first mystery, first book to feature detective Harry Bosch. I will agree with all the other members who state Connelly is terrific. The Black Echo, being the first book, is exceptionally strong. Harry ... read more

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