Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Big Seven

Violence. Jim Harrison riffs on violence in his novel titled, The Big Seven. Harrison reprises retired police detective Sunderson and alternates between the rampant violence in the family of Sunderson’s Upper Peninsula neighbors and the violent actions of Sunderson. Harrison’s prose is so finely constructed that what might seem offhand has been carefully created and made to seem effortless. While Harrison contrasts Sunderson with the violent Ames family, he carefully leads readers to seeing all the similarities as important and all the differences as irrelevant. If reading about the deadly sins is your cup of tea, there’s plenty to steep and enjoy in this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Big Seven from

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