Originally Posted by ethiostar
No, you didn't ruin it for me. I read Connelly's books for what they are. Detective crime mysteries with some plot twists, not much more. But he has become notorious for his unsatisfying endings or just a lack of consistency and momentum in the second half of most of his books. This is particularly true in his later novels. It seems he is more interested in churning out quantity than quality.
I will still read The Poet but I won't expect much.
Right now I'm about to start reading 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho.
I'd never even heard of him until I found that book. It's ironic the way you put it, because that's how it went. In the beginning it was interesting (or maybe I was just biased because parts of it took place in where I had been just before reading it), then it kind of degenerated overall as it moved along. The first few chapters are like a different novel from the rest of the book.