I was transported to the Rez, to the inner circle of the four teenage boys. I could smell the grass and feel the rain and taste the Rez steak sandwiches. This book surprised me time and again. It is basically a serious story, but just when you think it's bleak, Joe and his friends, speaking colloquially, make you laugh with their expressions, their sense of wonder at the world of drinking, sex, religion, etc.
Joe. This kid is great. He is a well-rounded character--is intelligent, ok looking, somewhat athletic, loyal to his friends and his parents.
All of them. Gary Farmer was my personal Indian guide into this world. His cadence was weird, just weird enough to sound somewhat foreign, but not "Me no speakum English" kind of nonsense.
When the neighbor woman came to visit Joe's mother. I was so hoping that she would regain her strength.
The scene of the priest chasing Cappy was hilarious.
I did not expect to enjoy this book but chose it because it had recently been mentioned. I am glad I did.
James Lee Burke definitely. Nick Sullivan---NEVER. Sorry Nick Sullivan, but you're up against Will Patton who OWNS the Dave Robicheaux narration franchise.
If Will Patton had done it.
Yes, never read another Dave R book narrated by Nick Sullivan
People who like fantasy and who can put up with time travel and such nonsense. People who liked "The Time Traveler's Wife" would like it.
The narrator was the same as the author and it seemed prideful of him to do his own narration. An outside narrator could have found more nuance in the reading.
The part in which we hear that the protagonist has already returned to the house several times. Huh? Also, the lady in the sky coming to take him. Also, the circle, etc. Silly.
I couldn't distinguish among the grandmother, mother, and daughter. The author not only wrote the book and narrated it, but then told us how so many of his friends made suggestions. I wish they had suggested a coherent story.
Fewer words. Seriously wordy and deliberately obfuscating.
I couldn't follow who was who. Too many settings. Too much beating around the bush.
Bellman, unless he's the murderer. I don't think I'll ever find out because getting back into this book is like swimming in alphabet soup. Words, words everywhere, but not a drop to really drink.
Can somebody explain who the murderer was and what his/her motivation was?
Maybe the abridged version
No, only from this author. I had high hopes for it.
Dick Hill is great. He did his best to make this tedious book, with a weak plot and colorless characters, good.
All of the names of the highways, streets, intersections. God Almighty! Why do I need to know the car was stopped at Wilshire, made a turn on CIenga......It sounds like the Californians on Saturday Night Live who keep telling everyone the name of every street they took to get anywhere.
I need to know if the books get better before I buy the latest one by Michael Connelly because if it's as boring as this one I won't go near it.
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