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The Black Angel

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  • Posted November 1, 2010

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    Not his best work

    I have read John Connolly Charlie Parker series 1 through 5. Up to this point I have had pretty good luck with his writing, save a couple of parts in #4 (The White Road) where it really dragged. I was expecting for John to get back to his characters individual originality. Charlie, Angel, Louis and other key character backgrounds have been given in enough detail in the past 4 books that we should be able to step right into the adventure. The Black Angel is filled with historical fiction to the point of my skipping about 50 pages in part 3. Don't get me wrong, the writing is exceptional and Johns ability to intermingle historical with his fictional writing is great, but if I wanted a history, I would read history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2006

    Sorry John...this one stunk

    I am a HUGE fan of this author, and when I read his earlier works White Road, Bad Men, Killing Kind and the others, I couldnt WAIT until this came out...and was SO dissapointed. It seems like he tried way to hard to put together a story from the Dark Ages to present day and jumped back and forth way too often with way to many supplemental characters trying to make it work. His earlier works were simplistic and sharp and focused. This now has me hoping he hasn't started turning into a James Patterson...a guy writing just to satisfy his publishing house.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2006

    This One's Out There

    I have read and enjoyed all the Charlie Parker novels. In past novels Connolly walks the line on the fantasy/believeability factor. In this newer effort, he's really out there. The series makes the leap into fantasy as far as I'm concerned, and that's not a good thing.

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