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annibabes

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As an avid fan of Harry Bosch, I have to say how disappointed I am with THE NIGHT FIRE.

I am halfway through the book and it's a struggle to complete. I always read the Bosch books with great anticipation. And Michael always delivered, till now.

All the book is: sitting and reading case files, 8 line paragraph about why the record artist chose the cover on an album he is listening to. Really is that necessary, or just a page filler. There is not enough live action.

I think Michael is fazing out Bosch, with his cane, and going to have Ballard as a standalone character in future books. TOOOOO BAD for Bosch followers.
Ann

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I disagree.  I LOVED this Bosch book!  There is, of course, never enough Bosch for me, but try reading a detective/thriller/police procedural by ANYONE else and you will immediately realize that with MC you are in the hands of a master!  I have read (and own) every book MC ever wrote (I do believe) and they are among my "keep forever" books.  Several are first editions, some MC signed.  But the thing is, I'm just about ready to start reading them all over again.  Hopefully that will hold me over until the next MC book.  Thank You Michael for all your hard work and for the entertainment and enjoyment you provide us.  Jan Schulman, Oxnard, CA  (Lived in L.A. and Hollywood in my earlier years...)
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annibabes

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Yes, MC is very good, and I too like his previous books but this book is just not upto his standards. Too much page fillers.
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Sorry you didn't like it and found it full of too many page fillers.
I am new to the Michael Connelly universe, but over the past couple of years I have been able to read/listen to most of his works and really enjoyed every one I have been able to absorb.
I ran across the TV show on Amazon Prime and was hooked.
Honestly, I have listened to most of the novels, and read most of the short stories and maybe listening just makes them easier to enjoy, for me, but I really enjoyed The Night Fire for sure.
I saw people complain about Renee Ballard in The Late Show and Dark Sacred Night, and I just didn't get it. She's an exciting, intense character, and while there will be no replacing Bosch, in my book, if she is going to carry the mantle going forward, I am excited to see where she goes. I feel like Mr. Connelly has allowed Bosch to grow in real time across all the years and eventually he is going to be too old to continue doing what he does right now. Mr. Connelly has hinted about possibly going back and filling in some early years, but so far that isn't going to happen until at least 2021 as his 2020 novel announcements are for a Jack McEvoy book and a Mickey Haller book, but I'll be there to consume whatever pieces of Bosch he decides to let us have.
I thought the three story lines that intertwined to become two story lines in The Night Fire were interesting and compelling. I enjoyed hearing Titus Welliver and Christine Lakin voice the respective characters and am excited to see how Renee Ballard's parts of Dark Sacred Night are adapted to television in season 6 of Bosch which will be out in April.
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I agree with Vance & Garymax814 - I LOVED the book & have read & own all of Michael's. That not only includes all of Harry's but also the 2 Jack McEvoy books, Mickey Haller books, his short stories - and so & so forth. Everyone has a right to their opinion & mine's - I LOVED "The Night Fire"!!
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