Monday, January 13, 2014

Red Knife - the massacre book

Red Knife by William Kent Krueger: Didn't expect the ending to this one.  I suppose if I had read it when it was published, it would have been less unexpected and more sad and timely.  Maybe.  Anyway, a suicide, a double murder, a reservation gang, some bigots, more murder, moral decisions, decisions about the future, possible drug connections,  and some reservation justice bring this all to a close.  Except for that terrible coda.  Krueger does different things with each book, branching out to focus on different characters instead of keeping a mostly single focal point of view in this one.  There was just more massacre-ing than I really wanted to deal with.

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