Fascinating guy, well-written book too. My only complaint is a pet peeve, really: he doesn't put quotation marks around sentences that people are speaking. Other than that, thoroughly enjoyable! 4 out of 5 stars.
I've read the first three Harry Bosch books written by Michael Connelly, on the fourth now. He's not bad, not quite hard-boiled, but let's say the yolk is just set. Entertaining at least. Need to find some good fantasy or sci-fi.
Been reading a lpt of Golden Age comic books.Some of that Chessler stuff is TEDIOUS. Non comic,been wading through a stack of Weird Tales pulps i've got from Jimbo and Robot man..mostly Fox covers... a lot of Bloch.
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I have strength to endure,and all the love so pure. why....can't I touch it?
Just read a weird sci-fi novel about a mixed race couple caught in the middle of a race war in NYC,set in the future - all the way into 1996! The book was published in 1982, so it could have been written years before that. It had interesting parts & cheesy parts. Overall, I'd give it a 'C' - it's called Night Of Power, FTR.
Now onto some more "hard boiled" police crime drama. My local library used to always have a good mix of stuff in the "Paperback Swap" section, now it's 90% romance & crime drama.
The courts, he shows, are rife with misjudgements sparked by close encounters. A study by economist Sendhil Mullainathan and his colleagues looked at 554,689 bail hearings conducted by judges in New York City between 2008 and 2013. Of the more than 400,000 people released, over 40% either failed to appear at their subsequent trials, or were arrested for another crime. Mullainathan applied a machine-learning program to the raw data available to the judges; indifferent to the gaze of the accused, the computer made decisions on whom to detain or release that would have resulted in 25% fewer crimes (J. Kleinberg et al. Q. J. Econ. 133, 237–293; 2018).
Stupid Team Up: I love bacon as much as I hate Tampa Bay!
Aug 30, 2020 7:12:35 GMT -8
steveinthecity: Btw, the chard was fine. Very light taste, not bitter at all. Had it mixed with spinach and romaine to use as “greens” for salads.
Sept 2, 2020 10:38:55 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: My Tampa Bay crap sandwich could've used some bacon harumph
Sept 2, 2020 12:42:35 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: By-Tor and the Snow Dog is a terrible Rush song. There, I said it.
Sept 4, 2020 15:40:40 GMT -8
steveinthecity: They probably have more than one. Did they make any albums after Moving Pictures?
Sept 4, 2020 16:45:24 GMT -8
steveinthecity: oh, there was “Roll The Bones”? I honestly cannot recall them right now.
Sept 4, 2020 16:47:05 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: They did make albums after Moving Pictures because that's when I was old enough to go see them. I remember Fastway opened one of the shows.... Kinda weird choice
Sept 5, 2020 7:00:17 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: I saw them on Grace Under Pressure and Power Windows
Sept 5, 2020 7:01:08 GMT -8
steveinthecity: All those titles ring a bell, now. I heard “Permanent Waves” album on radio, and then bought my first Rush album, which was actually the 3-disc set “Archives”. I never did see a live show. I only know Fastway from their 1st album.
Sept 5, 2020 11:53:49 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: Pete Way from UFO and Fast Eddie from Motorhead... Did they have more than one album?
Sept 5, 2020 12:31:45 GMT -8
Stupid Team Up: The fake crowd noise is the worst... I can barely hear the announcers.
Sept 13, 2020 11:11:23 GMT -8
steveinthecity: I’m not getting Tampa Bay, it’s St. Louis vs 49ers. +1 on crowd noise. I forgot there was no crowd at first, then wondering why the announcers are talking so loud.
Sept 13, 2020 12:42:22 GMT -8
steveinthecity: Ugghh...forgot. Cardinals are Arizona, not St. Louis.
Sept 13, 2020 12:45:31 GMT -8