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Anybody read any of John Connolly's work?
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:25:33 PM »
I'm kind of curious because it could, possbly, have some Fantasy elements and those are some damn good books. The Killing Kind could turn anybody into an agrophobic:P

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Re: Anybody read any of John Connolly's work?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 12:00:34 PM »
The only John Connolly book I've read is The Book of Lost Things which from what I've heard is not one of his 'normal' books - but it's still one of my favourites. It's a kind of YA/Fantasy cross-over with a lot of the story drawn from the Grimm's fairytales etc. Very well written.

One day I shall get around to reading his other books as I've heard they're quite dark/gruesome :D
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Re: Anybody read any of John Connolly's work?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 12:56:33 PM »
Yeah they're quite grusome. (gulp) The killing kind made me agrophobic for a few days.
But if you've read  George RR Martin(Reek), then I don't there will be anything too shocking in it.

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Re: Anybody read any of John Connolly's work?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 10:24:49 PM »
I love John Connolly's work, especially the way he works the background of magic / demonic / who-knows into the plot lines to a greater or lesser extent. He doesn't use the same elements constantly either - when you look at The Unquiet and Bad Men they are two very different stories with very different writing devices.

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Re: Anybody read any of John Connolly's work?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 03:31:18 AM »
I've read all of them and am patiently awaiting for October's new release. The first few (Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow and The Killing Kind) featured very little supernatural elements outside of Charlie's own visions and thoughts. As the series has moved forward starting with about The Black Angel the supernatural has become a predominant element in the series. Most recently John scaled back the supernatural a little bit, which has refocused the story on the nastiness of people.