by Lynn, June 17, 2009 10:18 AM
John Connolly is a superb writer. His words read like poetry. His characters are quirky and flawed, but they are ultimately some of the most interesting people you will ever meet in a novel (or anywhere else). The Lovers throws Charlie Parker, the protagonist of seven of Connolly's other novels, back to his haunted past, weaving together previous plot streams. Charlie is confronted by some unusual information from an even more unusual source and, by the end, he is left with a completely new set of questions. The Lovers holds together as a stand-alone thriller, but if you have not read the other Charlie Parker books, do yourself a favor ? start with Every Dead Thing and be properly introduced to Charlie and his friends (and enemies).