Friday, 6 September 2013

Artful Readers - July

Slowly catching up with my Artful Readers posts :)

In case you you don't what I'm talking about then check out Darcy's blog, but basically we have all chosen 12 books that have been sitting on our bookshelves patiently waiting to be read - we read them, review them and do some art inspired by them.

My book for July was "The Black Echo" by Michael Connelly.

The synopsis...

"LAPD detective Harry Bosch is a loner and a nighthawk. One Sunady he gets a call out on his pager. A body has been found in a drainage tunnel off Mulholland Drive, Hollywood. At first sight, it looks like a routine drugs overdose case, but the one new puncture wound amidst the scars of old tracks leaves Bosch unconvinced.
To make matters worse, Harry Bosch recognises the victim. Billy Meadows was a fellow 'tunnel rat' in Vietnam, running against the VC and the fear they all used to call the Black Echo. Bosch believes he let down Billy Meadows once before, so now he is determined to bring the killer to justice." 
The review...
I read this on the recommendation of my husband. I must admit it took me a while to get into this book but I think that was mainly due to having a newborn in the house so I was reading it in fits and starts. It's basically a crime story but there are some decent twists in it and Harry seems to be quite a complex character. It's not too taxing a read which is what I need at the minute! There are quite a few books in the Bosch series so I have the next couple waiting for me on my kindle, I guess that shows that I enjoyed it!
The art...
Again, like June's effort, this is pretty simple.

The black circle signifies the tunnels in Vietnam which are referred to throughout the book. Hollywood - the book is set in Hollywood :)
And a quote. Done!
August's book was "A Game of Thrones" by George R. R. Martin.


  1. Kinda wish I had done this challenge now,
    Didn't think I would be reading all that much but I can't stop now. Love the tunnel! X

  2. oo I really like the black frame, really draws you into the tunnel and the view beyond. Well done for still sticking with us hon, can't be easy xxx

  3. Great journal page, like the black tunnel that leads to a bright Hollywood. I am totally amazed at your determination to complete this challenge AND the artwork with a tiny baby ruling the house! Well done.

    Janet xx


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