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I am following a guy who turned me on to Black Cross, Child 44 and Daemon. This book is good and well worth four stars, but I did not love it as much as the fisherman I follow.
I do believe a lot of people will love this and if you don't love the main character, then you haven't a heart. The main character here is one of my favorites of all characters. Although I wonder, do Modern Native American Indians really talk in the broken English this character uses? I don't know, being from the Midwest. It did take me a while to get into this character and the book. This book is more about the people then it is about the mystery. Mystery lovers will be disappointed. Some questions never get answered and some things fall into place too easily. Nor are you the reader given any clues to come up with the answer on your own. Some may find this a little slow moving. My wife and I listened to this together and she is a big fan of Tom Clancy. She thought it was slow and she did not like the unanswered questions.
The narrator is excellent, although, I had problems in the beginning, in knowing when the main character was speaking out loud or thinking in his head. I am not sure if this is the narrator's fault or if it is the writer.
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The dialog in these stories is as good as it gets. There is humor that has you laughing out loud, there is touching fondness that pulls at your heart and there is mystery. This is the first book in the series and we are introduced to the genesis of some of the important people in the following stories, it is here someone should start with the author and the series. I live in the west in a small town and the people and the hardships faced are real and beautifully described. I have read some of the reviews that are a little upset with the dings in the story directed against the urban influence in the rural west, in particular California. If you are an urban Californian and to thin skinned to be the butt of some jokes then you should go back to, well, whatever urban Californians do. If you are interested in great literature written in beautiful and unique style this will be a series of books you will love no matter where you are from.
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