Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, first encounters General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at Little Bighorn. He believes?as do the holy men of his tribe?that the legendary general's ghost entered him at that moment and will remain with him until Sapa convinces him... show more
Paha Sapa, a young Sioux warrior, first encounters General George Armstrong Custer as Custer lies dying on the battlefield at Little Bighorn. He believes?as do the holy men of his tribe?that the legendary general's ghost entered him at that moment and will remain with him until Sapa convinces him to leave.In BLACK HILLS, Dan Simmons weaves the stories of Paha Sapa and Custer together seamlessly, depicting a violent and tumultuous time in the history of Native Americans and the United States Army. Haunted by the voice of the general his people called "Long Hair," Paha Sapa lives a long life, driven by a dramatic vision he experiences in the Black Hills that are his tribe's homeland. As an explosives worker on the massive Mount Rushmore project, he may finally be rid of his ghosts?on the very day FDR comes to South Dakota to dedicate the Jefferson face.
Publish date: March 23rd 2011
Publisher: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
** 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...
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...
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...
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...
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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