Just as compelling as articles Conlon wrote for The New Yorker under teh name Marcus Laffey. Wonderful cahracterization, and a story that takes you right into the streets and precint houses of New York.
Only took two pages to get bored. Heavy dark psychobabble.
Years ago I read Blue Bloods and thoroughly enjoyed the book.Red on Red started great then quickly slowed to a crawl.
I picked this up simply because I liked the title. Lesson learned. It was a good read but probably only because I am a reader by nature. It did not deliver to my "Great Title" expectations.
Good gritty crime drama written by a member of the NYPD with a Harvard degree. Makes it a thoughtful, meaty read.
I like the idea of this book in that it follows 2 detectives rather than focussing on one crime and the reader gets a real feel for the characters and their relationship. It is quite funny at times plus brutal. But I think it needed some severe editing and about half way through I realised I had lost interest. Didn't do it for me.
"There are few debut novels as good as this one. Edward Conlon is a veteran New York City cop whose memoir, Blue Blood, was a New York Times Notable Book. It detailed not only his own career as a beat cop, but his place in his family of cops, including his father and grandfather. Few writers bring this kind of experience to crime fiction, but Red On Red is a story by a masterful writer who knows how to build great characters and keep the narrative moving."
Globe & Mail May 18 2011
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