I actually do like Michael Connelly's books quite a bit -- Harry Bosch can be a little tormented at times, but he's an interesting guy. The ones with Mickey Haller (the Lincoln Lawyer) are a little lighter in tone. But! For some reason his publisher charges more for some of his backlist e-books, which irritates the crap out of me.
My husband played me that Lou Reed/Metallica single yesterday and good god is it awful. Our theory is that they are all big stars so no one had the courage to speak up in the studio and tell them it just wasn't working.
I just read the Black Echo myself and I completely agree...Im in no rush to pick up the second. However, I loved The Poet and The Narrows...
Curiosity has gotten the best of me, I will be heading to itunes momentarily to hear the unanimously decided awful song and my only fear is "what if I like it?" I am not a huge Lou Reed fan to begin with but I have a great fondness for old Metallica including Ride The Lightening.
My daughter's name is Estelah. Somehow that turned into Stel. Which turned into Belle. And then we had Bell's Pale Ale and now, occasionally, she's Belle's Two-Hearted. Long story. Decent beer.
Downloaded Opeth, Steven Wilson's new one, and Patton's new stuff and once again, you are hooking me up with the good stuff. You're like a musical/comedy crack dealer and I'm your whore.
Wait, that's a bad analogy. You're like a guy who provides me drugs and I'm the junky who will do anything for the sweet delicious heroin.
That was the same analogy done even worse. Damn. Listen, those albums are amazing. You just keep on winning, like a crack whore who scores a huge mountain of crack.
Fuck, I'm awful at analogies.
I think you'd be surprised how many of us really weren't frightened by the words "death metal", Chris. I mean, we're all fucking awesome, after all...