The Wrath of Angels

The Wrath of Angels - John Connolly The most ambitious and overtly horror outing for Charlie Parker to date, delivered with Connelly's typical poetic skill, but undone somewhat by a cast too large for the length of the story, which dilutes the impact and leaves the book feeling more like a series of vignettes. Parker himself, largely the draw for fans of the series, is mostly relegated to bookend chapters and merely picks up crumbs long after the reader has discovered them. Structurally odd for this series, and not altogether satisfying by the time we reach the hurried ending, a less than fantastic Connolly novel is still better than most, and this one certainly has its moments, even if they don't ultimately combine to thrill like they have in previous entries.