The Lovers

The Lovers progresses the Charlie Parker character in a way that has not been done since The White Road. In his last two outings, excluding The Reapers, we’ve been given small advancements here and there in Parker’s fledgling relationship and his continued haunting by his deceased wife and child – but nothing major. In the…

The Reapers

I doubt that Connolly ever had the idea that he would do an entire book dedicated to Louis and Angel. That being said, I had hoped early on that this book would eventually exist. In The Reapers, long time associates of Charlie Parker, Louis and Angel, get their own novel. Louis and Angel have recently…

The Book of Lost Things

John Connolly released only his 2nd book not related to his franchise character, Charlie Parker, with “The Book Of Lost Things”. Connolly’s story begins during World War II, where the main character, David, has moved to the childhood home of his new stepmother to escape the possibility of a German occupation in London. David’s mother…

Nocturnes

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a huge fan of short story compilations. While I’ve only read a handful of collections, I find they take a lot of effort to get through. It’s not that the quality of the work isn’t up to par with that of a full length novel, it’s just…

The Killing Kind

The disappearance of a religious community in Maine had long since been the subject of controversy. It wasn’t until recently that the discovery of a mass grave containing those that had vanished all those years ago that the state began to get some answers. Shortly after it’s discovery, Detective Charlie Parker reluctantly becomes involved in…

Every Dead Thing

Ah, you never forget your first. When I was surfing around on the interwebs trying to find a new book to pick up, someone suggested John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things. I nabbed it shortly thereafter and upon finishing it, I knew I had just read something special. I immediately needed more Connolly and…

The Infernals

In the preceding novel, The Gates, Samuel Johnson and his beloved dog, Boswell, managed to stop the invasion of Earth from the mighty forces of Hell. The defeated leader of Satan’s army, Mrs. Abernathy (a sexless demon with a fondness for women’s clothing), is desperately trying to get back into the good graces of The…

The Gates

Once again, I find myself reviewing another Connolly novel (this being the 5th novel of his I’ve read – only 7 more to go). Departing from his signature character Charlie Parker for only the 4th time in his career, Connolly offers up a tale of Hell on earth. The story follows that of ambitious 11…