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review 2015-07-17 11:27
Voodoo in New Orleans - Robert Tallant

Well...

 

 

It took me a while to get though this if I'm honest. But it was a really interesting read. I got this at hex Shop while in New Orleans This was the other book I picked up along with Queen of voodoo. while I was travelling around USA.

 

I found this book to be really interesting.. loads of little spells You can pick up in this book.if that's your thing. The author wrote this book in 1940's. Whether Some of this history is true or not, It was a interesting read. It's almost like he tracked the People who he writes about down and interviewed them. So this is about new Orleans voodoo from inside new Orleans it's self. I personally loved how Voodoo is not about how expensive Items are and how raw and tribal it is they have so many gods and goddess's and saints.

 

all in all a really interesting read and i book i shall treasure with memories of the good old Nola <3

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review 2015-06-28 02:39
The Voodoo Queen (Pelican Pouch Series) - Robert Tallant

Witch? Sorceress? Daughter of Satan? Thief? Saint? Born in 1794, Marie Laveau reigned as the undisputed Queen of the Voodoos for nearly a century. Her beauty and powers were legendary, and caused her to be the subject of wild gossip throughout her life. She passed on her secrets to a favorite daughter, who helped her dominate the underworld of voodoo in New Orleans. "It is an absorbing tale, and the emotional undertones, the conflicts in her human relations, the overwhelming loneliness of her position, all come through the story of a strange life." Kirkus Reviews "The author creates a vivid, haunting atmosphere, which (like Marie's arts) holds the reader in spell. . . . an intriguing novel that is competently mounted and exceedingly well executed."

 

 

I picked this up in the Hex shop in New Orlean's i was just browsing. as most tourists do and this and History of voodoo both by "Robert Tallant" Got my eye, If you haven't been to ~Hex shop~ i highly recommend it! They have an awesome selection of book's. 

 

Anyway! i found this to be a really good read. The author takes one of New Orleans most Infamous voodoo queen's "Marie Laveau" and takes history written about her and turns it into a biography about her. Now i'm not going say if these fact's are true or not. But if they are i found it gives a really good insight into her life and i found it to be a read i couldn't put down the whole time i was in the french quarter. I also love how the author put Who it might of being who teached Marie her craft.

 

All in all a perfect read and really made my trip to New Orleans after seeing her grave all that more memorable. 

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review 2012-09-19 00:00
The Voodoo Queen (Pelican Pouch Series) - Robert Tallant I got this book 'cause I wanted to learn about Marie Laveau's life, little did I know it was a work of fiction. I was putting it off for a while till I came across this very same book on a Voodoo documentary, in which it was said the novel was full of lies and not well researched. My curiosity was piqued again and I started reading.
The book covers Laveau's life since she was 25 years of age until she's around 75 years old. It tells how she got into voodoo and how it changed her life, going from a homely girl to a powerful voodoo queen. There isn't much supernatural business going on in the story, which I thought would be the case when I learned this was a fictional novel. I wanted it to be supernatural and scary, with weird voodoo rites and evil works of magic. Yet I enjoyed it quite a lot, down to earth as it was.
I'm no historian but I liked the way the interaction between classes and races was portrayed, how each of them faced the hardships of their lives, being them unrequited love, diseases or times of economic and political turmoil.
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