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Black Hills - Dan Simmons
Black Hills
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When Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, "counts coup" on General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at the Little Bighorn, the legendary general's ghost enters him - and his voice will speak to him for the rest of his event-filled life.Seamlessly weaving together the... show more
When Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, "counts coup" on General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at the Little Bighorn, the legendary general's ghost enters him - and his voice will speak to him for the rest of his event-filled life.Seamlessly weaving together the stories of Paha Sapa, Custer, and the American West, Dan Simmons depicts a tumultuous time in the history of both Native and white Americans. Haunted by Custer's ghost, and also by his ability to see into the memories and futures of legendary men like Sioux war-chief Crazy Horse, Paha Sapa's long life is driven by a dramatic vision he experienced as a boy in his people's sacred Black Hills. In August of 1936, a dynamite worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, Paha Sapa plans to silence his ghost forever and reclaim his people's legacy-on the very day FDR comes to Mount Rushmore to dedicate the Jefferson face.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316006989 (031600698X)
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Pages no: 487
Edition language: English
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A Tale of Two Pages
A Tale of Two Pages rated it
3.0 Black Hills
** spoiler alert ** Paha Sapa was just a young boy when the battle of the Little Big Horn took place. When he placed his hands on the lifeless body of General Custer, the spirit of the man flowed into the boy. As his life moves on and the times begin to change, he becomes a powderman on the Mount Ru...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
5.0 Black Hills
If there’s one thing you have to give Simmons credit for, it’s his originality. He has a history of telling interesting, engaging, thoughtful stories under the guise of genre fiction, but he also has a knack of coming up with stories that you’ve never read before, and likely will never read again. Y...
The Word Warehouse
The Word Warehouse rated it
3.0
If I was given this book without knowing who wrote it, I would never think it was written by Dan Simmons. Hyperion is fabulous and I would strongly recommend The Terror but this novel pales by comparison. I still would never say one of his books was dull but this one comes perilously close.The t...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
3.0
Three and a half stars.Black Hills is another intelligent marathon of a book by Dan Simmons. It's actually a bit shorter than his last two, The Terror and Drood, at 500+ pages. It is also not quite as good at his last two novels but still an entertaining and impressive read. In Black Hills, Ten year...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
4.0
Having demonstrated that he can write successfully in any genre he chooses, Simmons plainly wanted a greater challenge, so he decided to create his own: the historical horror/supernatural genre. The Terror and Drood showed just how ambitious an idea this is and neither is perfect. For this, his thir...
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