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Black Hills: A Novel

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  • Posted January 29, 2010

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    This is a refreshing super paranormal historical thriller

    In 1876 following the battle of Little Big Horn, ten years old Sioux warrior Paha Sapa collects coup from the dead. However, on his last breath, the spirit of General George Custer leaves his dead body to enter that of Paha.

    For the rest of his life, Paha heard Custer speaking to him inside his head. He also gained the uncanny ability to know someone's past and future by simply touching them. For himself he has remained patient having seen what will occur to the sacred Black Hills in the 1930s. Thus in 1936, the septuagenarian who worked on the monuments begins his final days of atonement and exorcism with plans to blow up Mt. Rushmore as FDR arrives on a visit.

    This is a refreshing super paranormal historical thriller that grips the audience from the opening battle locale until the final confrontation inside and outside of the lead character's head. The story line is driven by Paha=Custer, but filled with plenty of action as events lead from Little Big Horn to Mt. Rushmore. Dan Simmons effortlessly switches from Ancient Greek and Dickensian mythologies to an American legend with this superb incredibly creative tale.

    Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

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    Oh My!

    Can Dan Simmons get an better? What a writer! I had just finished "The Terror" "Drood" and now "Black Hills." He cannot write fast enough for me. Once you open his book there is no turning back. You're caught like a web, and cannot get out until you get to the end. I feel hypnotized when I read his books. Yes, they'e thick, they're long, but were worth taking the time to read them. Read Dan Simmons, You will convert! My vocabulary alone has doubled in words I never heard of and had to go to others to learn how to say. He doesn't just write, he teaches. Go Dan!

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