veronicat wrote:I don't agree that the series has run its course since they both had near death or after death experiences which would color all their choices BUT I do agree that this book is a suitable ending if the series is finished. I love it that the term "re-read" is used so much on this message board. THat is exactly what I have been doing! LOL
The Swedish names and places didn't diminish the incredible Larsson books at all. I thought they were absolutely amazing!
veronicat wrote:Penelope, I have read all of Jim's books. LOl...including the non Dave and Clete books. I am also one of those who stated that if this was then end, we all know our boys are all right. It certainly was a brilliant ending. Just that some other readers thought that they have run the course. There is always more work to do it seems. I would love to think of Dave and Clete fishing while some younger ones would pick up their cause...but they don't make them any better than Dave and Clete and be it Montana or New Iberia I suppose they will always find the trouble in a town. You are right. They are old and that is why I thought this book would be a brilliant end to a beloved series. As far as Elysian Fields goes, I love it when there is a bad to the bone character who acts in a noble way be it Max Coll or Troyce Nix. I find them fascinating...and hopeful for the rest of us!
mlerc wrote:All right. Know I am going to get my head cut off here, as I have NOT read the book yet, but even I can get the Armaggedon (sp?) tone of the conversation here. What I do not get is the age discussion. Is there some detail in a much earlier book that tells how old Dave and Clete are. Know that Hack is in his 70's and had been a POW in the Korean War. Thought Dave and Clete were in their 60's and vets of Vietnam. For instance, if he was 22 in '68, then they would only be '64 now. Certainly feeling their pains, and maybe need to bring on a VFlowers type of sergeant (from Sandford) to do the major battling stuff (to preserve muscle and bone in the podjos). But dying??? On the other hand, JLB could have a great new character in mind, maybe developed with Pete Flores from RAIN GODS, or just Alafair and Molly as Penny suggested.
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