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Chasing the Dime

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2006

    A Warning for Connelly Fans

    Unlike EVERYTHING else written by Michael Connelly (which is excellent, including his newest, The Lincoln Lawyer) this book is terrible. There are no likeable characters, the action is boring, and the story is not at all compelling. Buy anything else of Connelly's, but not this book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2005

    DON'T DO IT!

    This book must have been a contractual obligation. Or at least I hope it was. I usually like his books, but this flat out blows...big time. I wasted time reading it, so I don't want to waste much time writing about it. In a nutshell, the characters all lack basic brain functions, you'll never care what happens to any of them...in fact, the main character is such a moron that you wish someone would just shoot him so the story would end...uh, the story...if you can call it that. It's more like a bad idea followed by a stupid thought held together by a wild hallucination. $4.98 was TOO MUCH money for this book! Stick to the Bosch novels.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2004

    This book was awful

    What a huge disappointment. You are spoiled by thinking that everything that Connelly writes will be great. This book will sure disabuse you of this thought. It is in a word awful. The plot is thin and not believable. The characters are so poorly portrayed that you don't know who to root for. The last two chapters are the book the rest is a complete waste of time. This one left me screaming for a refund.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2007

    One of the worst I've ever read

    Don't waste your time on this book - there isn't a likeable character in the book. And the actions/decisions taken by the lead character are beyond stupid. I listened to this book and it was a painful experience - spare yourself!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2006

    Don't waste your time

    If I didn't know who the author was before reading this book, I never would have guessed it was Michael Connelly. The plot is quite unrealistic, poorly developed and leaves you wondering why the book was written. I am a devoted fan to all of his other novels.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2006

    A Surprising Disappointment

    Having read and enjoyed all of Connelly's books, including his new one The Lincoln Lawyer, I was tremendously disappointed by the quality of this book. It is as if he removed everything that made his books compelling from the content of this novel. There isn't one likeable character, there is a complete dearth of suspense, and you spend most of the book just wanting it to be over. I write this review not to scold Mr. Connelly, but to warn his fans: Stay Away From This Book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2004

    Idiotic

    I have been a Connelly fan, but this book is just plain idiotic. It makes me wonder if the other reviewers read the book. It is the most implausible story line I've ever read. Just as Red Rabbit cured me of Clancy so this soured me on Connelly. At least the reviewers of Red Rabbit were on the mark.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2003

    An Execrable Piece of Work!

    It seems to me that Connelly just wrote up something on paper when it comes to CHASING THE DIME. After enjoying his works like BLOOD WORK and THE POET, I could not believe that he would just throw in a bunch of trashy violence and nudity. To make matters worse, Connelly just throws in Lilly's killer out 'from left field.' Let me tell all of you Connelly fans that CHASING THE DIME is not good fictional crime entertainment at all.

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