Book thirty-six in 2012 – “Angels Flight” (Harry Bosch #6) – Michael Connelly

I am writing this slightly sleep deprived. When a cat wakes you at 5am on a Sunday and your get back to sleeper is broken, it makes for a very early and unhappy waking. (No cats were harmed in the waking of this morning)I was awake somewhat late last night finishing this book. Have I mentioned before how brilliant Michael Connelly is? Yeah, I have huh. I finally am able to get back on track with the Harry Bosch series since I finally got my hands on the unabridged “Angels Flight”. I love love love this series! And this book was fabulous! Definitely one of my favorites so far. Is it because it’s really that good or because I had to wait so long for it? Nah, it’s really that good.

One of the things I like about Michael Connelly is I don’t have to suspend my logic all that much to believe his stories. They are all believable which makes some of them quite scary since I can imagine them actually happening. “Angels Flight” was like a really good episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent when that show was brilliant. There were so many twists and turns and different character interactions it would have been easy for the head to spin but Connelly is so good it all flowed seamlessly.

I can normally start to see who might have done it when I read Connelly books and as I’ve written before, I’ve been right then doubted myself then found out I had been right after I suspected the wrong person after doubting myself and so on and so forth. That’s a lot of fun but “Angels Flight” had me totally baffled. That was even more fun! Because I had those moments of oh holy crap are you serious! And, oh that guy from the last book is back, yay! I also found myself starting to like a character that in previous books I rather despised. This character had a different role in this book so I got to know him a little better. And then? What happens? Oh…oh no. Oh no you didn’t!

I read this book really quickly. Michael Connelly books are great escapes and right now they are the only entertainment that keep me from thinking about life. I’m starting another tonight thanks to a five dollar sale on Audible. It’s not the next Harry Bosch book. I’m waiting for my credit to get that one.

Oh, “Angels Flight”, I keep thinking about you. So good, just so so good! So dark, oh so dark, and nauseous making. So good.

2012 Audio Book List (all unabridged):

1. “IT” – Stephen King – Began end of 2011, finished 1/4/12

2. “The Concrete Blonde” – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/9/12

3. “Under the Dome” – Stephen King – Finished 1/22/12

4. “The Black Echo” (Harry Bosch #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/24/12

5. “The Black Ice” (Harry Bosch #2) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/27/12

6.* “The Concrete Blonde” (Harry Bosch #3) – Michael Connelly – Finished 2/2/12

7. “Stories I Only Tell My Friends” – Rob Lowe – Finished 2/6/12

8.** “So Yesterday” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 2/10/12

9.** “Peeps” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 2/15/12

10. “1Q84” – Haruki Murakami – Finished 3/12/12

11. “The Stand” – Stephen King – Finished 4/2/12

12.** “Uglies” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 4/9/12

13.** “Pretties” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 4/15/12

14. “The Last Coyote” (Harry Bosch #4) – Michael Connelly – Finished 4/20/12

15. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” – Seth Grahame-Smith – Finished 4/25/12

16. “Zero Day” – David Baldacci – Finished 5/1/12

17** “Specials” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 5/7/12

18.** “Extras” – Scott Westerfeld – Finished 5/13/12

19. “77 Shadow Street” – Dean Koontz – Finished 5/21/12

20. “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)” – Jenny Lawson – Finished 5/25/12

21. “Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars” – Paul Ingrassia Finished 6/1/12

22. “The Glory of Their Times: The Story Of The Early Days Of Baseball Told By The Men Who Played It” – Lawrence Ritter – Finished 6/3/12

23. “The Given Day – Dennis Lehane – Finished 6/17/12

24. “Trunk Music” (Harry Bosch #5) – Michael Connelly – Finished 6/22/12

25. “The Lincoln Lawyer” (Mickey Haller #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 6/29/12

26. “The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science” – Norman Doidge – Finished 7/6/12

27. “A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans” – W. Bruce Cameron – Finished 7/11/12

28. “The Potato Factory” (The Australian Trilogy Part One) – Bryce Courtenay – Finished 7/25/12

29. “Tommo and Hawk” (The Australian Trilogy Part Two) – Bryce Courtenay – Finished 8/8/12

30.* “Fifty Shades of Grey” – E. L. James – Finished 8/11/12

31. “Fifty Shades Darker” – E. L. James – Finished 8/16=12

32. “Solomon’s Song” (The Australian Trilogy Part Three) – Bryce Courtenay – Finished 8/22/12

33. “Fifty Shades Freed” – E.L. James – Finished 8/25/12

34. “The Poet” (Jack McEvoy #1) – Michael Connelly Finished – 829/12

35. “13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time” – Michael Brooks – Finished 9/4/12

36. “Angels Flight” (Harry Bosch #6) – Michael Connelly – Finished 9/8/12

*Audio book previously listened to.

** Audio book previously listened to multiple times.

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