Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Enjoying Sheriff Longmire

If I have one book-related wish this year (besides having unlimited funding to buy any and all books that strike my fancy), it would be to have all mystery lovers give Craig Johnson's Sheriff Walt Longmire series a try. I love these books!

One of the many reasons why I love them is Longmire's view of the world, himself and those around him, and I thought I would share a few of Johnson's descriptive passages to give you a feel for this character.

"Visiting Doc Bloomfield was like visiting your grandfather about ten years after your grandmother died or the cleaning lady had quit."

"Willy Fighting Bear and Zack Yellow Fox were standing between a couple of ornery-looking Appaloosas and were wearing two of the most enormous cowboy hats I had ever seen, the kind from an earlier period that must have been meant to protect the wearer from meteor showers."

"I looked at my recently divorced deputy, a beautiful, intelligent woman with a body like Salome and a mouth like a saltwater crocodile."

"The place was packed as we flooded in, all the patrons freezing at the sight of an armed sheriff, two deputies, an Indian, and a construction worker; we probably looked like the Village People."

Have I tempted you enough yet? Yes? GOOD!

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