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RIP Tony Hillerman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

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    Author wrote more than 30 books, 18 of which were the acclaimed mystery novels set on the Navajo Reservation.

    One of my favorite authors. :'(

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/books/10/27/tony.hillerman.obit.ap/index.html


    And here's one writer's tribute to her former journalism instructor.

    http://www.laobserved.com/intell/2008/10/tony_hillerman_reclaimed.php
     
  2. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    I opened this thinking it was about the guy from Magnum, P.I.
    That was John Hillerman.
    My bad. I'm sure John is happy he's still alive.
     
  3. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    Tony Hillerman was an amazing writer, I read probably 12 or 13 of his books. RIP.
     
  4. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Great author. RIP.
     
  5. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    Oh my goodness.

    My mother is going to be crushed. I never caught on, or caught up, but Mom is a loyal fan.

    May he have peace in all six directions.
     
  6. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    I wish others across the country knew more about native Americans.

    Sherman Alexie has provided entertaining and educational tales.

    How can you go wrong with a title like, "Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist-fight in Heaven?"

    Many here will enjoy the writing.

    Back to topic. The only basic connection with Alexie and Hillerman is their subject. But there's a big difference between the Navajo tribes and the Northwest tribes.
     
  7. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    I loved the Leaphorn-Chee novels. I always looked forward to the next one.
     
  8. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    My mother's sentiment on Hillerman's passing: "There are a lot of good stories that will never be written."
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I thought the exact same thing when I saw this on the crawl.
     
  10. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Jim Chee was a fantastic protagonist.
     
  11. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    Sad to hear of his passing. Most of his books were quite engaging and illuminating, and those that weren't were still easy reads.
     
  12. This is going to thin out the airport book shelves.
    RIP.
     
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