sleepyjohn00 (sleepyjohn00) wrote,
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What I'm Reading, and it's too bad

I've got most of Tony Hillerman's Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels.  I like mysteries after a fashion: I don't care of police procedurals, or Jason Bourne kind of stuff, but I like mysteries set in other cultures.  Tony Hillerman wrote a series of novels based on the Navajo Tribal Police, and much of the plot of each arises from the different world-views of the white men and the Dineh.  I've learned a small amount about Southwest Indian culture, and have enjoyed the process.  In the latest book, it looks like Jim Chee finally marries a traditional Navajo girl, after pining for The Wrong Girl in one form or another for about ten novels.  Whew.

The problem is that the latest book is also the Last Book.  Tony Hillerman died Oct. 26.  I will miss Joe Leaphorn, and Jim Chee, and Old Man McGiniss, and all the rest of the people of Dinetah.

Oh, and the new icon is from The Stick Figures Dragons, and it's nice to see The Feychild posting again.
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