Book #5 of my Summer Reading Program has been completed. This one deviated from my plan to read books I was supposed to have read in high school/college. This was more of a traditional "trashy" detective novel that one is supposed to read in the summer while lazing on the beach or by the pool. It was the first in the Harry Bosch series. I wrote about it in LJ a few months ago. "Bosch" quickly became one of my favorite t.v. shows as I binge-watched the 2 seasons available on Amazon. I looked into the source material and found that there are dozens of books out there featuring the hard-boiled L.A. homicide detective. I think I commented that I wasn't sure how I would enjoy detective stories. Overall I would say that I enjoy the genre. I'll definitely continue the series. From what I understand there is almost a Harry Potter-like obsession for adults with him and his stories. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that I can't help but seeing actor Titus Welliver as Bosch when I read the book. His physical description doesn't quite match, but I enjoyed the show so much that it just fit. I also read the book with my mind's eye tuned to how it would look as if filmed for television. The plot was totally new, but I felt like I was sometimes reading the book as a screenplay. Now I can't wait to see if they incorporate this story into season 3. Like I said, there is LOTS of material out there for future seasons.