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Posted October 29, 2009
Crossers is a great read, great sense of place and history.
Lemme see, B&N ate my prior review. Phillip Caputo has written a first rate novel that covers generations, drug running, revenge and has a great sense of place, the Sonora Desert which straddles the present Arizona/Mexico border. The book reminds me of Don Winslow's very violent (with some accurate history) novel about the drug wars, Power of the Dog. Caputo also wrestles with issues, does not deal in snap judgments and portrays but does not truly comprehend the why of evil and vengeance. So maybe a comparison to No Country for Old Men is appropriate. Also comparable is Leslie Marmo's criminally underrated Almanac of the Dead. This is a great read. Mr. Caputo seems to be more of a success with the critics than with readers--this book is very good and I hope finds success.
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Posted January 2, 2010
Tries to cover too many bases
A good story. Preachy in spots. Tries to cover past and present history of the south west, drug trade, illegal immigrant issue plus romance, revenge, war in Iraq and myyriad human emotions. Need I say sometimes, sometimes overreaches. Enjoyable all the same.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
On audio, I found the narration poor. Disjointed phrases and too flat voice took away from the enjoyment of the story.
Posted December 7, 2009
Posted March 12, 2010
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