July 5, 2013

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The Black Box:  Every Bullet Tells A Story by Michael Connelly, copyright 2012, published by Grand Central Publishing

Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch solves decades-old case of a Dutch journalist murdered during the Los Angeles riots. 

My first encounter with Micheal Connelly and Harry Bosch was City of Bones, which as I recall, I re-titled City of Boredom.  The Black Box was way more enjoyable.  In fact, I stayed up until 3:18 a.m. to find out whodunit.  Wish I hadn’t.  Very anticlimactic.  And if you’ve read this book yourself, no, I wasn’t making a pun.  If every bullet tells a story, Mr. Connelly should have picked a better bullet.

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A Thousand Lives:  The Untold Story of Hope, Deception and Survival at Jonestown by Julia Scheeres, copyright 2011, published by Free Press.

Frankly the book on Jonestown I’m looking for would be entitled Pictures of the Jonestown Tragedy with a Small Amount of Accompanying Text.  This book however has much text, a few death-free photos and an author promising to “tell the Jonestown story on a grander, more human scale.” 

Imagine my surprise when I started reading this human story and found it difficult to put down.  But put it down I did and instead picked up and finished The Black Box.  It seems I may have finished the wrong book.  As I continue with A Thousand Lives I will let you know. 

It’s time for a Mike’s Hard Limeade and some grape licorice.  I can see the face you’re making G.  Stop it.

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  1. Grignr

    For starters, only a mutant would voluntarily eat GRAPE licorice.

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