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Posted October 24, 2000
Good storyline based on true story
'Hunting Badger' is very exciting. It is a take-off on the shootings in Cortez, Colorado, where Officer Dale Claxton was killed. Tony Hillerman captures the event in his own story called 'Hunting Badger'. The story is set in New Mexico where a casino gets robbed and a security guard is murdered. This is where Hillerman's famous tribal police officers, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, are called to investigate the crime. <p> 'Hunting Badger' is a very good book for high school and older age groups. Hillerman writes with very good detail explaining every setting and character and the plot of the story. Although a good book, the middle of the story gets really slow. This is probably the only bad point of the book. Other than that it is a good book, and it is recommend it to anybody.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 2, 2000
Bravo !! For Hillerman....For Leaphorn.... & For Chee
Tony Hillerman excels in weaving the past and present together in a warm tapestry of characterizations, brilliant descriptions, and understated intelligence. In Hunting Badger, as with many of his previous books, he combines the traditional and modern approach to solving the mystery. The relationship between Leaphorn and Jim Chee has developed into one of mutual respect, yet their differences are what really make these stories click. Hillerman is a consumate 'story teller', not just a writer!! He makes you feel like you are right there with his heroes as they struggle to catch up with the 'bad guys'. I am always thrilled to see a new Hillerman book on the shelves, and terribly disappointed to have it end. As I lay the book down, I feel like I'm saying 'Good Bye' to an old friend. Can't wait for the next one !!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 24, 2000
Story telling at its best
Tony Hillerman has created another well-crafted, well-told story. His writing style is lyric, and the protagonists' characters are incredibly well-drawn and believable. He continues to work on the character development of women, bringing new facets to his story-telling craft. As with his prior works, reading Hunting Badger made me ache to return to New Mexico, to the searing hot, crystal clear desert summers. If you've never read a Hillerman novel before, this is a great introduction to the series (are there any that aren't?). The characters' histories are explained in a relaxed and unrepetitive manner. Some of the details may be opaque, but these details are not vital to the book or to Hillerman's body of work. Hunting Badger is not a demanding read, but a well-crafted and enjoyable one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 17, 2009
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