Later, Leaphorn recalls his Zuñi college roommate who taught him about Zuñi beliefs with an air of unconscious superiority. L'auteur nous décrit avec exactitude les paysages et l'action, et nous immerge dans l'univers amérindiens, sans nous perdre au travers des différents termes propres à la culture Zuni. Les seconds sont sur place pour des fouilles archéologiques et eux aussi recevaient régulièrement les enfants. Pour debusquer les coupables, il allie a la parfaite connaissance des coutumes de son peuple et une maitrise des methodes policieres modernes. Leaphorn is a unique character in fiction. Having said that, this book fell flat for me.
Then he earned a Masters degree and taught journalism from 1966 to 1987 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he resided with his wife until his death in 2008. George has disappeared and the authorities believe that he might have important information about the fate that has befallen Ernesto. The Navajo have a semi-heroic mythologic pantheon. It is very detailed and slow in a few places, but well worth the read. Pour débusquer les coupables, il allie à la parfaite connaissance des coutumes de son peuple et une maîtrise des méthodes policières modernes.
On s'immerge dans un monde autre, différent du notre, tout en restant dans un pays occidental. I've got to pass it on - most of it, anyway - to the Zuñi police. He has good pacing and I really like the way he voices Leaphorn. This book takes place at the intersection of Zuni and Navajo spiritual practices, which added greatly to the interest for me. Unabridged Winner of the 1974 Edgar Award, Dance Hall of the Dead is an early entry in the Leaphorn series and is one of the best.
His father was a hopeless alcoholic. And we all know that Spenser is a real mensch. En effet, la sur-dose de mots se référant au glossaire coupe constamment l'élan du lecteur. But the press of daily life got in my way and the library deadline was fast approaching, so I abandoned the audio and finished reading the second half of the book in a day. L'intégration de la culture indienne dans les histoires de meurtres fait l'originalité des romans de Hillerman. In this, one of the earliest of his Navajo novels, the character of Lt. Pour une livraison au Québec le délai habituel est de un à trois jours.
I wasn't even going to continue with this series. I felt as though Leaphorn was tied up too much in regulations and tradition and when he should have a bit more forceful - and a little less patient - he might have saved himself some immense trouble and. I also read many of them, but have no memory of the specifics so it's fun to read them here in the 21st Century. I love his beautiful descriptions of the desert and the natural environment. Looking forward to book 3, In Dance Hall of the Dead, celebrated Southwestern author Tony Hillerman will introduce you to the people of the Four Corners.
Listened to the audio version which was ably read by the always good George Guidall. Like most of Hillerman's stuff, it is set in the Navajo country of Arizona and New Mexico. His mysteries intertwine details about southwest Indian culture with the murder investigations of Navajo tribal police detective Joe Leaphorn. If one was lucky, there was oblivion. Sa quête va le mener vers un duo d'anthropologues, puis vers une communauté de hippies. Dans sa premiere aventure de La Trilogie Joe Leaphorn, La Voie de l'ennemi, il part a la recherche d'un petit delinquant et retrouve son cadavre sur une piste de la reserve. In the first book, Leaphorn had no personality and no character.
Having both a Zuni and a Navajo involved in a case presents all sorts of jurisdictional issues for My public library book discussion group picked this as part of a series on Native American mysteries. It is certainly true that the Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn didn't really like his Zuni neighbors, and not just because he'd had a Zuni roommate during his freshman year at Arizona State. The action unfolds over the first six days of December, as winter first threatens, then descends on the high plateau of the Four Corners. Rapidement, les soupçons du meurtre sont porté sur un ami du gamin. I had read it 25 years ago but didn't really remember much about it. The much less populous Hopi, Ute, and Zuñi Nations occupy much smaller expanses of adjoining territory.
Il trouvera les reponses en affrontant le Loup Navajo, un porteur de peau qui a decide de se consacrer au mal. Joe Leaphorn is a Navajo Tribal Policeman and is called in to help find a young Navajo boy, George Bowlegs, when George's best friend, a young Zuni boy, is killed. In the process of finding the missing Navajo boy, he will learn more about the Zuni and about himself. Il vient de l'Oklahoma et c'est durant son éducation qu'il a été amené à fréquenter des indiens et à s'intéresser à leur culture. A highly recommended book and not just for mystery lovers. We hear nothing at all This 1974 Edgar Best Novel winner was a re-read for me -- I've read and enjoyed all of Tony Hillerman's novels featuring Lt.
Dans ces trois enquetes de Joe Leaphorn, le propos de l'auteur reste identique : faire decouvrir la nation navajo et sa culture, ses coutumes et ses croyances, ses rites et ses mythes. De plus, bon nombre d'entre eux auraient pu être évités sans problème pour le bien du lecteur. Pour une livraison au Québec le délai habituel est de un à trois jours. He was a big man, tall and heavy in the shoulders. The mystery itself is well-done and we're given clues through the story but I still didn't figure it out until the end. Anyone with any interest in Native American cultures or the desert Southwest is going to love this. Very '70s, a stand-up protagonist, and some nicely crafted passages by Hillerman.