»As far as characters in fiction that I really admire–it’s pretty strong to say you would wish that you had created another character–but I’ll throw out Will Graham, the protagonist in Red Dragon, a book I’ve read several times.«
»In terms of characters I wish I had created–just because I haven’t dealt with anything like them–I’m really impressed by characters who can endure over time, whether that be a long series run like a Harry Bosch, or a character who endures over generations and continues to please readers: Sherlock Holmes.«
A conversation between the two Michaels: Michael Connelly (The Black Box) and Michael Koryta (The Prophet) talking about their favorite characters, about their work in journalism and of course about their new books. Read more at the new Bookish-Site.
»As well, the author devotes no little space to the developing relationship between Bosch and his teenaged daughter, Maddie, who is becoming a fully fleshed character in her own right. Could he be grooming her to succeed her father on the force, à la Kurt Wallender’s daughter Linda?«
»All this was too obvious, pulp material, and Nine Dragons was one of Connelly’s lesser efforts. This one, detailing the love between father and daughter, as well as the inevitable conflicts, is far more satisfying.«