“… for I was the one who arrived when all hope was gone, offering nothing but… more grief and pain and a knowledge that perhaps would make ignorance appear like a blessing ”
John Connolly is one of my favourites Crime Fiction authors. His beautiful sort of noir-poetry is something not many writers in the genre can offer. He blends the PI style of writers like Raymond Chandler and Ross MacDonald, scary supernatural events and characters with such evilness and sickness that Hannibal Lecter appears like child game.
Beware of “The White Road” though. Do not read it under any circumstance if you haven’t read “The Killing Kind”. If you’re new to John Connolly, start the series of Charlie “Bird” Parker with “Every thing Dead” and get on with “Dark Hollow”.
“The White Road” is too connected to “The Killing Kind”, it will have a better meaning, believe me, if you’ve read the previous book.
The plot takes place both in Maine and South Carolina and it brig up issues such as racism, the black communities in the south, Jews, the KKK, rightwing Christians and the closure that “The Killing Kind” needed about Faulkner.
Louis: "So how we doin'?"
Charlie Parker: "Same as usual: dead people, a mystery, more dead people."
I love it!