READ PDF ☆ The Blessing Way - by Tony Hillerman #2020


  • Title: The Blessing Way
  • Author: Tony Hillerman
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  • The Blessing Way By Tony Hillerman Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernHomicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn s pursuit of a Wolf Witch is leading him where even the bravest men fear, on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder.
    Tony Hillerman
    Tony Hillerman, who was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, was a decorated combat veteran from World War II, serving as a mortarman in the 103rd Infantry Division and earning the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart Later, he worked as a journalist from 1948 to 1962 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 Hillerman, a consistently bestselling author, was ranked as New Mexico s 25th wealthiest man in 1996.

    The Blessing Way By Tony Hillerman

    Commentaires:

    Brian
    Hillerman is chocolate Read him at the beach, read him before bed, but read him Then you too will belong to the high plains, the canyons and mesas of the desert Southwest You will think and speak differently, quietly, thoughtfully You will find the wound in the floor of the kiva, a melody which is a wound in silence, and you will follow, like Alice down the rabbit hole.

    BillKerwin
    This first book in the Joe Leaphorn series features an exciting conclusion, but it also features two heroes instead of one Ethnologist Bergen McKee gets pages than Leaphorn , and I don t think it is always clear where the focus of the novel is supposed to be The ethnic information about witchcraft beliefs among the Navaho is interesting, but not always properly integrated into the narrative This is, however, his first detective novel It is well written, I hear he is one of the masters of the fo [...]

    Dirk Grobbelaar
    It s been mentioned in other reviews, but this particular book does seem to suffer from a bit of an identity crisis it doesn t quite seem sure of its main protagonist You d think it would be Joe Leaphorn, but it just may not be after all.That said, it s certainly a rather interesting book Navajo symbolism and mythology permeate the writing to such an extent that I initially found it somewhat difficult to follow the story, but once you get used to the writing style it actually reads quite fast It [...]

    Carmen
    I usually don t do this, but DNF on page 106 I can t make heads or tails out of what s going on, and I m bored stiff.UPDATE 10 23 2015Okay, I finished it Still stand by my original opinion.

    Penny
    I actually read this quite a long time ago and I don t remember the details, but I ve never read a Tony Hillerman I didn t like.This is the first of Hillerman s Joe Leaphorn Jim Chee Navajo Reservation mysteries, and I read in an interview that it has so many inaccuracies about Navajo culture that it now makes him cringe Apparently, though, the Navajo people were quite pleased with his respectful interest in their culture, and they liked the book despite whatever weaknesses it may have Of course [...]

    Jaksen
    Read this book when it first came out Yes I m old Did a re read, here s my reviewWhen it comes to writing descriptions of the southwest, none can compare to Mr Hillerman He can set a scene with a saw whet owl, a fading sunset, and a distant outcropping of gray streaked red sandstone He s magnificent at this, does a better job than any painting or photograph Add to that the detailed descriptions of various native American rituals, along with insight into the cultures, the nuances, even the way ce [...]

    Eric
    As a mystery fan, I had been meaning to check this series out for a while But it wasn t until I spent a rainy weekend in Napa and took temporary shelter in a lovely used bookstore that I saw a paperback copy and finally picked it up It may be my best used bookstore impulse buy ever, and I have made quite a few of those.There is not much new I can add to the conversation about the mystery handled by Arizona Navajo Tribal Police Lt Joe Leaphorn in this novel, being that was originally published in [...]

    Monica **can't read fast enough**
    I am glad that I went into this knowing that it wouldn t blow me away It was pretty good, and I will continue with the series since it is supposed to get much better.

    Glen
    This first book in the Leaphorn series, really isn t that great.There s a corpse with sand in his mouth, and a hunt for a missile.The story is pretty simple, really only enough here for a novella, and it drags along Leaphorn really isn t in it very much, either Sort of hard to believe it heralded a series that would last over 40 years.

    Ms.pegasus
    THE BLESSING WAY was Tony Hillerman s first novel Although Navajo police officer Joe Leaphorn appears in the book, he is a secondary character The main character is Bergen McKee, a tenured professor with expertise in the social context of Navajo witchcraft McKee is still recovering from his divorce five years ago and has returned to the Reservation to continue his research in hopes of revitalizing some of the ambition of his youth He contacts Leaphorn, an old friend from college, to collect curr [...]

    Book Concierge
    3.5 From the dust jacket When Lt Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police discovers a corpse with a mouth full of sand at a crime scene seemingly without tracks or clues, he is ready to suspect a supernatural killer Blood on the rocks a body on the high mesa Leaphorn must stalk the Wolf Witch along a chilling trail between mysticism and murder This is the first in the series featuring Leaphorn Hillerman weaves in considerable Navajo lore in this very real story of murder and mayhem The point of [...]

    Suzy
    I love these murder mysteries set in the Navajo Nation and featuring Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee of the Navajo Tribal Police Well, eventually they feature Leaphorn and Chee, but Chee was added a little way into the series and is not yet a player in this book In The Blessing Way, Joe Leaphorn tries to solve the mysterious death of a young man who appears to have been killed by a witch We are taken deep into Navajo culture, their witchcraft lore and ceremonials of all kinds, as he assists professor [...]

    Craig Monson
    Tony Hillerman s first Leaphorn mystery 1970 strikes me as one of his best in its balance of mystery, crime solving, and rich cultural background an authorial creation of hoozho, that guiding principle of Dinee life, which the Blessing Way ceremony hoozhoji restores and maintains The book s title may refer less to the ceremony itself which, in fact, the book scarcely mentions than to the principle that guides detective Joe Leaphorn s pursuit of a solution to crime He must recognize what is not r [...]

    Heath Lowrance
    Many of the reviews here have already pointed out that this first book in the long running series about Navajo Tribal Policeman Joe Leaphorn has its problems As a mystery, it s a little weak, the narrative is clunky, the characters not exactly finely drawn All true It s also been pointed out that the stuff relating to Navajo traditions and mythology is fascinating and nicely done That, too, is true, and is THE BLESSING WAY s saving grace.It should be noted that Leaphorn is not the main character [...]

    James
    The first of a brilliant series of detective novels The protagonist is a Navajo tribal police detective and the story is immersed in Navajo culture and the look and feel of the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States.As a near native New Mexican lived here since I was four I recognized my homeland and the personalities of a lot of people who live here strongly here than in any other author s work On top of that authenticity, the result of extensive research and a flawless eye and [...]

    Marty Fried
    I almost quit reading this after the first bit, because it was a lot of Indian folklore and superstition, which isn t really something I enjoy much of I just wasn t really following it There was one Indian called Horseman, another was The Wolf, and then there were the Wind People, etc So, I went back and reread skimmed over the part I d read in a written version instead of audio, and figured out what was happening it was than just stories about strange beliefs, chants and ghosts, although they [...]

    Nannette Serra
    I ve read all of Tony Hillerman s books so this is the only review of them that I am going to write because once you read one, you will want to read them all I like Western movies, both the cowboys and the Indians One of the things I learned about the Navajo made me love their culture Hillerman writes that, when they first meet, they don t really talk business until everyone has had a chance to repeat their genealogy Apparently they keep going through the oral history of their people until they [...]

    Sandi
    This, the first book in the long running Joe Leaphorn series, was an Edgar nominee for best first mystery back in 1971 and was a good listen on audio I did think it started out a bit slow though but about half way through it picked up the pace The narration was done by the always excellent George Guidall.

    Simona
    I really liked the style of writing and the setting in this book I think I ll continue to dwell on this series for a while.

    Bill Donhiser
    Once again I lament the fact that I started a series in the middle I really enjoyed the first book of this series I just wish I had read it first I will read 2 next it is on my to read shelf Having lived in the four corners area I really enjoy Tony s descriptions of the land and the people This is a well written detective mystery that sets the stage for a wonderful series

    The Book Shelf
    Loved this book and the whole Navajo Mysteries series The description of the reservation and the development of the characters is wonderful I have read all of the series written by Tony Hillerman and I have also enjoyed the two books that his daughter Ann has added to the series I feel that the heritage and culture of the Navajo are well served by these stories.

    Darlene
    Narrated by George Guidall, I nearly gave this book back to Audible He was a very boring narrator But I got used to him and near the end, he started using some expression in his voice I had the Kindle version but wanted to be busy with my hands while listening I didn t want to follow the text So I stuck with it.Two things against this book before I even got started so take this with that grain of salt First, it doesn t fit with my goal of reading women authors women main characters Second, I m n [...]

    Charles
    Somewhere between Michael Connelly and Craig Johnson Love it I m going to enjoy Hillerman a great deal.

    Kristin
    This is the first book in Tony Hillerman s Navaho mysteries, and the first of three with Joe Leaphorn I ve already reviewed Listening Woman and Dance Hall of the Dead What I appreciated was I didn t find that the books had to be read in order And I m almost glad I read them out of order since the first book featuring Lt Joe Leaphorn was definitely not the strongest of the three I also read this on audio book.Premise of the book revolves around a body found out in the canyon country on the reserv [...]

    Casceil
    The Blessing Way introduces Joe Leaphorn, a Navajo tribal policeman who investigates crimes on the reservation As a cop, he is a little bit in the style of an Andy Griffith type sheriff easygoing, good with people, interested in promoting harmony than in making arrests, but dedicated to preventing bad guys from doing harm As a Navajo himself, he is not only fluent in the language but also knowledgeable about diplomatic niceties and protocol when to use which form of respectful address, when to [...]

    Dale
    Published by Borders Recorded books in 1990.Narrated by George Guidall.Duration Approximately 6 hours, 30 minutes.The Blessing Way is the first of the Leaphorn books but, ironically, Leaphorn is a mere supporting character throughout most of the second half of the book College professor archaeologist Bergen McKee is the main character the one who has the most growth and teaches the reader the most about Navajo society and culture.Nevertheless, The Blessing Way is an enjoyable book I have read al [...]

    Leah
    The mood of this book is definitely its saving grace It is a little clumsily written, and the narrative can be confusing, but seen as its Mr Hillerman s first book in what became a well respected and unique series, it s totally forgivable Learning about Navajo culture was fascinating, although from what I understand, this book has some misrepresentations that he makes up for in later novels This is my first Hillerman read and it won t be my last I m glad I read the first book first because it wa [...]

    Julie Davis
    I read a slew of Tony Hillerman s books back in the day and liked them When I was reading Cold Dish which I quit halfway through, skipped to the end to see the killer nailed it, btw I felt like Cold Dish was kind of sappy and sentimental Then I realized that the feeling I wanted western culture, unsentimental, good mystery was there all along Or that is my guess Early in rereading this book and have realized that I really don t remember anything about it at all but am loving it Read by George Gu [...]

    E. D.Watson
    I really wanted to like this book The title made it sound all woo woo and sacred, and because I am fractionally Native American myself, I thought this book and I would have a Very Special Time together.But no.I ll give Hillerman credit for including lots of interesting history and insights into Navajo culture, and he gets credit for oodles of atmosphere But the plot wasn t terribly compelling The book didn t really get rolling until its last third, and the lone female character was a typical dam [...]

    Mary
    My daughter picked this to use for a book project in school, and since it had been ages since I read Hillerman I decided to read it again when she was finished It is the first in his Navajo series, and while it is good, it isn t as well done as the later stories And I had nearly forgotten about the Leaphorn before Chee books Hillerman has a wonderful way of incorporating cultural issues and information into his books there is always some conflict between the ways of the white man and the Navajo [...]

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