Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh

Joseph Wambaugh has been writing for years now, drawing on his experiences as a police officer in the past. Now he's busy interviewing the officers who are walking that thin blue line currently to get info for his novels. And it's all still relevant and funny and horrifying and more.

He doesn't sugarcoat anything. The novel is graphic, many times heartrending, and it keeps your eyes glued to the page.

As you read about the lives and times of the officers, you'll find some you like, and some you don't. It's easy to worry about the officers and the messes they walk into. Even cases that look simple may not be.

If you're into police procedural stories, this book would be a good one to read. I enjoyed tasting Joseph's work again.

This ARC is from Little Brown and if you'd like to have my copy, leave a comment here on the blog, and email me at info NOSPAM @bookfaerie.com (take out the spaces and NOSPAM) with your name and address and tell me why you'd like to read it. I'll pick a winner in about a week.

3 comments:

Rae said...

I like all of Wambaugh's work. He really does tell it like it is. Only someon that has been there would know. I really miss the Job a lot sometimes. These books are good reads for me.

sharir said...

I have two son in laws that are officers and I really love to read this book.

susan.byerly said...

Would love to win this book! I really like Wambaugh's writings.
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