The Sound of Building Coffins

The Sound of Building Coffins

by Louis Maistros
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Sound of Building Coffins 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not sure how to describe this book. I have never read anything like it. It was interesting and imaginative.
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Dulcibelle More than 1 year ago
An absolutely beautiful book in a spooky, eerie, magical realism way. It's just full of the flavor of New Orleans (or at least, how I think of New Orleans) with Hoodoo women, ghosts, magical catfish, and the birth of Jazz. Most of the characters have a dark side, which they show frequently, but even so, most of the characters are quite likable. Even those not likable are interesting. The story twists and turns around itself, much like the eddies in the swamps and bayous, and ends up in a place quite different from where it started. I quite enjoyed it.
Kirstennola More than 1 year ago
This book rocked my brain, broke my heart and captured the dark and often ugly ¿beauty¿ of New Orleans like no other book I¿ve ever read. Having lived in the city for some years I am always skeptical when anyone tries to capture the essence of New Orleans and put it down on paper. Louis Maistros exceeded all expectations and left me stunned. He nailed it. The Sound of Building Coffins captured the threads of shining beauty, blinding pain, hope, loss of faith, love, regret, and unfailing redemption and managed to weave them all intricately into an amazing story that twisted and turned kept me up at night. I could not put this book down. I could not wait to finish it and yet when I turned the last page I felt a sinking sense of sadness ¿ I wanted to read more. Maistros and his brilliant Sound of Building Coffins brought me home and at the same time reminded me why I left¿ and my relationship with catfish will never be the same.