Sunday, March 17, 2013

You reap what you sew

In "The Reapers," John Connolly has given his readers some background on two of Charlie Parker's humorous, homosexual sidekicks.

Someone is after Louis because of something he did as a teenager.

We learn of Louis' childhood and misfortunes that his family went through. Racial hatred was the reason that someone acted in such a manner that changed Louis from a shy teenager into a cold blooded murderer.

In a departure that demonstrates John Connolly's versatility  it isn't Charlie Parker who is the protagonist but his friend, Louis. In fact, Parker only makes a tangential appearance in this story.

There is good character development in the story and I particularly enjoyed the character of Willie Brew.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and feel that it would appeal to action thriller fans.

3 comments:

Heather said...

hmm, and I thought that you had found a sewing mystery book. Well, I can always hope as you do surprise me with the variety of books that you review.

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Michael Draper said...

Thanks for stopping by, Heather.
I always enjoy hearing from you.
Mike

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