This is the best new book that I have read in the last year or two. The very crisp imagery and and dialogue give us a lot to think about. The plot keeps moving with adventure and suspense, and that's rare in a book so philosophical.
It's an armageddon story, yet it isn't like others that I've read.
They're all interesting. They represent different components of ourselves.
The book has a lot of interest for airplane pilots, fishermen, gardeners, military strategists, and charitable persons-- this is a real mix.
An intense look at a side of Minnesota (and many places) that is less magical than most of what we expect in the lake country. Familiar characters develop well, and the villains and victims are realistic. The narration has a roughness that is appropriate for the story in which the characters really have to fight the Windigo.
I loved all the Joe Pickett novels, and this is a favorite; The description of the inner structure of the lodge is great; however, this story isn't for the even moderately squeamish. You'll never look at a hot springs quite the same way again, and the exit roads from Yellowstone can be lonely and dark....
I really almost threw this in the trash after the first two CDs; fortunately, I was somewhere with nothing else to read and persevered. It started so much like a typical "suspense" dumb-thugs-torment-chicks story but became a creatively fiendish chick revenge novel. I anticipated the ending-- loved that.
This book and The Watchman are my favorite Crais stories. I love the human and canine characters in this one. I think of it every time I take the train past the L.A. River and see the setting.
This is an intriguing story with firm values attached. A year has passed since I read it, but I have reflected upon the characters many times since then. I don't recommend to books clubs a lot of the books I read, but I recommend this one, It even has discussion questions in the back.
C.J. Box is the best modern twister of plots who maintains credibility. I love the characterization, especially the supporting cast of recurring functional and dysfunctional characters like Sheridan or Dave Farkus. Settings are fabulous and adventure is realistic, but one caution here: the series provides a catalogue of ways that you wouldn't want to die; these books are not for the overly squeamish. The narrator is especially good with these characters, and this is one of the best in the series. It leaves us with some issue to reflect upon as we eagerly await the next book.
The immersion in Navajo culture and the southwest was excellent. For awhile I liked the continuation of A Thief of Time; however, I have read that book 15 times (with high school classes) and I wish the author had. The returning characters drifted too far from their original characters. The last 20 percent of the book became, ugh, chick novel. I would read another one by this author IF it did not take the chick novel route.
With reservations. My friends have all read the series.
The accents and the characterization of Chee were horrible. Audible needs to re-record this one.
The end was pretty much out of rhythm with the rest.
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